HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range”
Sometimes your photographic subject will have areas from very dark right through to areas that are so bright, it is hard to look at them with the naked eye. Until HDR was discovered and created as a photography technique, a photographer would have to make sacrifices in the image if the dynamic range was too great for your film or sensor. You would have to decide what areas of your image you would be prepared to lose due to blown highlights or dark shadows. With HDR, you can now create an image where all areas are exposed more evenly allowing you to keep the details throughout an entire frame. Sure, there are times when creatively you may want to use blown highlights or dark shadows as a feature or to accentuate something in your image, but there are equal, if not more times where it would be more appealing to have the entire image exposed correctly, hence the popularity of HDR
Most of my images are processed using HDR Software called Photomatix Pro. I then use Photoshop to ‘clean up’ my image. I have to do the clean up part because HDR software only gets it 80% right in my opinion.
If you want to learn more about HDR you can by visiting my Free HDR Tutorial
Today’s iCandy – Just Landed
It is kind of fitting that today’s iCandy is a plane! The reason I have been a little thin on the blog posts is that I have had my head buried in the books studying for my Commercial Pilots LIcense! This will be the case until Christmas, I am going to keep posting a photo a day on my Facebook Page and will blog as often as I can.
I took this on an outback trip, after a long day in the air we landed at White Cliffs in the far North West of NSW and had put the Piper to bed as the sun was setting.