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Do i need to shoot RAW for HDR ?

 
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Mar 20, 2008 19:55 |  #1

I always shoot in JPEG mode and i don't want to use RAW, I'm just wondering can i make HDR images with JPEG's ?

Could they come out as good as any RAW HDR?

i don't have a HDR program yet.. not sure which one to get.


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Mar 20, 2008 20:46 |  #2

Depends on your purpose.
If all you want is to have a wider dynamic range, like a properly exposed sky and a properly exposed face, you can just use photoshop to blend the images without need for HDRing. Check http://luminous-landscape.com …ls/digital-blending.shtml (external link)


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Mar 20, 2008 23:06 |  #3

No you don't need to shoot RAW.


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Mar 21, 2008 04:07 |  #4

RAWs have a DR of about 9 stops. Properly exposed Jpgs have a DR of about 7 stops. Bracket a RAW +/- 2 stops and you can make an HDR of 13 stops. Bracket a Jpg +/- 3 stops and you also get a HDR of 13 stops. You can't do it automatically with xxxD or xxD Canons which are unfortunately limited to AEB of +/- 2, but you can do it manually.


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Mar 21, 2008 12:34 as a reply to  @ tzalman's post |  #5

Try Bracketeer and you will no longer have to worry about dynamic range... in many situations




  
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Mar 21, 2008 14:41 |  #6

You can shoot Jpegs. Just bracket the exposure by changing the shutter speed and take enough shots to capture all the highlight and all the shadow. Usually 5 shots or 7 shots +/- 1 stop apart will give you a good looking HDR.


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Mar 21, 2008 17:18 |  #7

One benifit of RAW is some people like to use them for "action" HDR's
You shoot one RAW image use it to adjust the exposure up and down for the HDR proccess.

Myself, I find shadows and Highlights in CS works just as well if not better giving me more control and its faster. Just thought id toss that bit of info out there.


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Mar 22, 2008 01:37 |  #8

Uhland wrote in post #5163369 (external link)
One benifit of RAW is some people like to use them for "action" HDR's
You shoot one RAW image use it to adjust the exposure up and down for the HDR proccess.

Myself, I find shadows and Highlights in CS works just as well if not better giving me more control and its faster. Just thought id toss that bit of info out there.

Thanks for the info:)


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Mar 22, 2008 02:47 |  #9

Shadows and Highlights is fast but it will not give you the same results as photomatix. Why don't you like to shoot in raw?




  
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Mar 24, 2008 18:55 |  #10

Superdave26 wrote in post #5165807 (external link)
Shadows and Highlights is fast but it will not give you the same results as photomatix. Why don't you like to shoot in raw?

I will challenge you to that.

Lets take the same RAW image.

You adjust the exposure values of it and use photomatix.

I will take the RAW and use LR and CS3 to process it with shadow and highlights.

We will post our best results and see.
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Mar 29, 2008 02:00 |  #11

Superdave26 wrote in post #5165807 (external link)
Why don't you like to shoot in raw?

Before i thought i didn't want to becuase of the size of the file witch will be probley around 10mb for 1 picture!

But no i relize why would i shoot RAW if i don't know what to do with the thing, why would i need to shoot raw, i can edit the image better? i edit it in my canon program i got? in photoshop? in HDR program? i can't even get the pictures on my computer form my camera using a usb...

so u seehh1!!


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Mar 29, 2008 13:31 |  #12

Loony33,

That is a awesome link. thanks


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Mar 29, 2008 14:17 |  #13

Before i thought i didn't want to becuase of the size of the file witch will be probley around 10mb for 1 picture!

Is that all? 10mb? Most of my files are 250mb when I am done post processing them.


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Mar 30, 2008 19:57 |  #14

EOS MAN1 wrote in post #5218078 (external link)
Is that all? 10mb? Most of my files are 250mb when I am done post processing them.

really?...

wow i really need help with this RAW thing...

The best thing is if someone explains to me in baby words, step by step.
WHAT DO I DO AFTER IM DONE TAKING A PICTURE USING RAW.


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Apr 01, 2008 06:25 |  #15

whoa 250mb is a huge file for 1 file. You must have some TeraByte action going


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