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What is HDR Photography?


If you have ever photographed a high contrast scene, you know that even the best exposure will typically have blown out highlights and flat shadows. The solution is High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing:

> Take multiple photographs (at least 3 photographs) at varying exposure levels. (usually at least 2 stops apart)

> Merge the Photographs in Photomatix (or other HDR processing software) into an image that reveals highlight and shadow details

> Adjust the settings to get the look you want: from natural-looking with Exposure Fusion to painterly or surreal with Tone Mapping.

> Bring processed photograph into Photoshop (or other image editing software for final adjustments.


Under-exposed image (2 stops under) correct Over
2 stops under exposed proper exposure 2 stops over exposed


Final Image after processing and corrections

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