Tagged: HDR

Final version of the HDR photo of the Corn Exchange in Schiedam, with a historic ship in the canal, after editing in Photomatix and Photoshop

HDR: Photomatix Pro or Photoshop?

One and a half years ago, I started practicing HDR photography; I wrote  this article about it at the time. HDR is an acronym for High Dynamic Range. In other words, it’s all about pictures in which details remain visible in both dark and bright areas. With “normal” photos that’s oftenhard to achieve because you’ll either get a good foreground against a completely bleached sky, or a beautiful sky with a dark silhouette in the foreground. That can be pretty as well, but for those who’d like to have everything lighted well, HDR was invented Three times Schiedam The principle is simple: you take three photos,...

Photorealistic HDR image of the sunset over the Rotterdam skyline and Lake Kralingen

HDR Photography, an Exercise in Self-Control

I have been doing a lot of HDR photography lately. In case you didn’t know: that acronym stands for High Dynamic Range. On an HDR photo it’s possible to show details in both the bright and dark portions of an image that would get lost on a “normal” photo. The human eye is in fact still superior to a camera sensor when it comes to the detection of differences in brightness. In HDR photography, you merge different shots to create an image that is more consistent with how we see a scene with our own eyes. My workflow There are...