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183 Heavenly HDR Wallpapers

Thought you guys might get a kick out of these photos. They are so surreal is crazy to think they aren't renderings. Cool looking shit...makes me wish I could support more than one expensive hobby. Btw, they have all the camera settings for the top photos they picked out located on the website.

http://gizmodo.com/5524816/183-heavenly-hdr-wallpapers



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I love HDR when it's not so cartoonie. I think we had a thread on this a long while back.

Some of those are really nice though, and make me wanna try!

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I love HDR when it's not so cartoonie. I think we had a thread on this a long while back.

Some of those are really nice though, and make me wanna try!
What exactly is HDR?

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High Dynamic Range.

You use a digital camera to take a "bracket" of shots ranging from underexposed to way overexposed, then use photoshop or some other HDR program to combine all the shots into one (for the most part) properly exposed photo.

The reason for this is that digital cameras only have dynamic range of something like 1/10th of what our eyes can see. So a little digital manipulation is done to compensate, and sometimes you get some really neat effect (like that second photo above)

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High Dynamic Range.

You use a digital camera to take a "bracket" of shots ranging from underexposed to way overexposed, then use photoshop or some other HDR program to combine all the shots into one (for the most part) properly exposed photo.

The reason for this is that digital cameras only have dynamic range of something like 1/10th of what our eyes can see. So a little digital manipulation is done to compensate, and sometimes you get some really neat effect (like that second photo above)
ah...so this can actually be done even on a point and shoot camera?

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ah...so this can actually be done even on a point and shoot camera?
Assuming it has manual settings so you can intentionally under-over expose a cluster of shots, sure!

You would need a decent Tripod though to keep the camera placement exact. And you need to take the bracket of photos one right after another so you don't get blurred edges from things moving in the image. Take 5-15 shots, and use the HDR feature in photoshop to combine them. Then adjust as needed.

D-SLR are better at this, and most already have a bracket feature built in. So you can just program them up to take, say 9 shots ranging from 3 steps under-exposed to 3 steps overexposed. Hit the button and let it rattle off 9 shots like a machine gun. Profit!

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Assuming it has manual settings so you can intentionally under-over expose a cluster of shots, sure!

You would need a decent Tripod though to keep the camera placement exact. And you need to take the bracket of photos one right after another so you don't get blurred edges from things moving in the image. Take 5-15 shots, and use the HDR feature in photoshop to combine them. Then adjust as needed.

D-SLR are better at this, and most already have a bracket feature built in. So you can just program them up to take, say 9 shots ranging from 3 steps under-exposed to 3 steps overexposed. Hit the button and let it rattle off 9 shots like a machine gun. Profit!
Nice...I did some searching and found a tutorial on your exact explaination.

http://abduzeedo.com/how-create-hdr-...matix-tutorial

thanks! I'll try this some time this week.

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ah...so this can actually be done even on a point and shoot camera?
yes, you just need software like photomatix to post process it.
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yes, you just need software like photomatix to post process it.
i have photochop so should be fine. Does anyone know if there a particular version that has the HDR setting? I think i have CS2 or 3.

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I think you need at least CS3. It's been a while since I've dabbled in HDR. It's a lot of trial and error is about all I remember. Sorry.

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i have photochop so should be fine. Does anyone know if there a particular version that has the HDR setting? I think i have CS2 or 3.
I tried using cs2 to do hdr but it sucked. Get photomatix if you want to play with hdr. You can get a trial version for free and play with it as much as you want. I'm personally not a huge fun of hdr, but i played with it few times. I like it when you cant say it is a hdr ... few examples ... all done in photomatix and post processed with cs2







and a more extreme approach to get some better colors.
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i like the middle two. the night photo is excellent. i'll have to start playing around.

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Photomatrix is easy to use and makes nice stuff
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