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messing around at work since i have time so i decided to try some hdr and tone mapping, here are a couple pics





for the hdr-knowledgeable any tips?

i know some of these can get a bit overdone and look absolutely unrealistic, for now i suppose ill just experiment with it and see what i like, but i like input and opinions too!
 

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personally idk, (dont have exp with hdr), but you might have better luck asking in the photo section....

first one doesnt look too bad (except the car is kind of blurry/oof), but doesnt really look hdr...

second one, besides the tree and the pole growing out of the car, might be using too many lighter exposures? red channel looks kinda clipped. again, i dont do hdr, so i dont really know.

what did you use for this? pshop or photomatix?
 

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mine are a little unrealistic but everybody has there own style, tone mapping is an art and it takes time to get what YOU are looking for.


 

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first off, you have to start with a good picture, those 2 aren't. next you try to find an hdr pic that you like and try to make your's look like it by messing around with the settings and tone mapping. like the above guy said, everyone has their own style, mine personally is more dark and unsaturated and gray-scale-ish, but this is because i have a black car. try the photomatix and play around, it took me many hours to realize what every tone map setting did relative to the other settings. good luck!
 

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thanks for the input fellas, the two pictures were created by photomatix.

i suppose i need to take more time tone mapping.

and multi exposures were used i just suck
 

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hey, practice makes perfect man, dont give up!



wow, that was an overly cheerful/positive thing for me to say.... fuckin endorphins cramping my style :squinty:
 

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instead of taking multiple shots at different exposures (because sometimes it's hard to keep the shot the same without moving it slightly changing the exposure), take one good one and then make 5-7 copies in PS all with different brightnesses. after some practice, you'll be able to adjust the brightness and contrast to make it look just like a different exposure. finally, combine them in photomatix.
 
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