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 Post subject: London HDR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:02 pm 
Hello had a walk-around London earlier today and decided to make a HDR *first HDR*. I think its over-done but i'll leave the conclusion to the experts.

Comment and Suggestions please people.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:17 pm 
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We both know it's overdone :wink:

It's also very noisy. HDR really magnifies the noise. Looks like you shot it at ISO 800 or 1600.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:23 pm 
800 really the weather was overcast and the timing was a bit wrong I took it nearly night-fall so i thought i'd increase my ISO a little bit. I will try to redo it huhuhu.

Some people have said its more likely a painting instead of a photo. O_O Lolz.


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Welcome to HDR. Personally, I'm a fan. Others are not much and there are very few in between.

If I were to pick three things wrong with this photo, it would be... focus, noise, and saturation.

When doing HDR's, your on a tripod (or should be). If motion blur isn't present, use a ISO of 100... as previously stated, HDR's amplify noise.

Also, take as many photos in small increments as you can. I typically take 9 photos from -2 to +2 EV at 0.5 EV increments.

Now, for your photo. Seems a little out of focus, were you using a tripod? I feel like the colors are over saturated as well.

Having said that, it's a great composition with some potential.

Have a look at Stuck In Customs... great HDR tutorial:
http://www.stuckincustoms.com/hdr-tutorial


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:43 pm 
I wasn't using tripod i just placed my camera on a flat surface and tried it, also I used my 18-55 kit lens.



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I typically take 9 photos from -2 to +2 EV at 0.5 EV increments.

what do you mean from -2 to +2? you meant you start @-2 please can you explain this bit a little bit more. when taking HDR 3 exposure brackets should be used, right? I remembered that I put my exposure from 0, -1 to +1


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Yeah, at the least you should take 3 exposures... from what you've said, you took -1, 0, and +2.

Typically I take 9 exposures:
-2, -1.5, -1, -.5, 0, .5, 1, 1.5, 2

Mind you, my camera has a bracketing function, as does yours I believe. But I think yours is setup for 3 exposures, where mine can do 3 to 9 exposures. It would take more time to do this manually but play around with it. I think the photographer the link I sent you only does 3 as well and you can see that his work is great. I just feel like the more exposures you have the more filled in the HDR is.

As a hint for your HDR settings, to get a picture to look more like a painting, increase the value of your luminosity. Looks to be here that you have this set on its highest value.

Hope this helps, have fun playing with it!


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 Post subject: Re: London HDR
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:05 pm 
eos550D wrote:
I think its over-done


Certainly is!


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Over done for me, but it's a personal thing I guess.

Seems to need straightening slightly to the left.

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nice pic, just like a painting. :P

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:50 pm 
Jeez....that doesn't look like the London am from, and it seems some people just go too crazy with the whole HDR stuff


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Yeah...I'll just call it overdone. Not my taste.

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