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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:19 pm 
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a "student" of mine.. some sort of apprentice :)), a friend wich i teached him some stuff about photography (including HDR), came up this evening with this shot, and i have to share this with you..

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HDR merging with Photoshop CS2 (3 exposures, AE bracketing using a 400d)

i'm very proud of him (here's his gallery http://utzake.deviantart.com/gallery), please feel free to comment. as usual, any kind of critique is welcomed.

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WoW your apprentice (Darth Maul?) sure cranked out a good one here!!

Besides the obvious quality-work that went into creating this HDR result, the composition is also really good.

It looks like it's been shot in a studio and I love the crazy shadows. THe reflections in the car and the ground-level point of view.

If the car had been clean and I was a Marketing Director at Mazda, I would pay top dollar to use this image.

I'm really impressed!

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Looks like you taught your student well, that looks fantastic!

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Looks like something from Need For Speed!!! Fantastic work! You've obviously taught him well. 8)

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Yeah it does look like something out of NFS!

great shot, now can some one help me out with this i usualy get CRAZYYYY noise in my HDR how come what i m doing wrong?

thats a pretty sweet shot, great angel loving it!

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Thanks all for your replies.

Alex, when shooting your pictures for HDR mergind try to use iso 100, because HDR merging can really make noise visible. the shots with the rx8 mazda where shot at iso 100. (i tried to merge pictures made at iso 400 or iso 800 and the noise it there).

the HDR merged the raw files directly!

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wow that is amazing. i'm quite new to the HDR world buts its something i'm having alot of joy with.

sadly my nikon d40 does not have a bracketing feature. but thats not going to stop me.

i'll put the small files here and please click the link to see the larger.
for any of u who have flickr please leave some comment. or just add it here. i would love to get better.my personal style is making the scene look like a sketch.

anyway enough babbling. pictures

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the link to my photostream is just below thanks.

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blackrabbit... I guess your HDR merging the photos using Photomatix... Carefull with the tone mapping (you get a lot of halos in your pictures) and that can really make your photos very.. un-realistic.. I'll post you some HDR tutorials as soon as I'll get some time to search for them :) (try searching "HDR tutorial" on youtube)...

Sorry to hear that d40 doesn't have Automatic Exposure Bracketing (didn't know).. that's just too bad! Shame on Nikon! :(

Maybe we'll get an HDR tutorial from Gordon too, hopefully!
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Hi HNV,

As you can see, I've moved this thread to the Imaging Software forum which, historically, is where we've always discussed HDR. Not sure why, but I hope you agree it's best for all such discussions to be in the same forum. Let me know if you feel strongly that I've got it wrong as I can always move it back.

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HNV wrote:
blackrabbit... I guess your HDR merging the photos using Photomatix... Carefull with the tone mapping (you get a lot of halos in your pictures) and that can really make your photos very.. un-realistic.. I'll post you some HDR tutorials as soon as I'll get some time to search for them :) (try searching "HDR tutorial" on youtube)...

Sorry to hear that d40 doesn't have Automatic Exposure Bracketing (didn't know).. that's just too bad! Shame on Nikon! :(

Maybe we'll get an HDR tutorial from Gordon too, hopefully!
HNV


yes your right HNV photomatix is what i'm using i tried it in photoshop cs3 but just cant get it to work. after looking at the youtube vids

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HNV wrote:
a "student" of mine.. some sort of apprentice :)), a friend wich i teached him some stuff about photography (including HDR), came up this evening with this shot, and i have to share this with you..

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HDR merging with Photoshop CS2 (3 exposures, AE bracketing using a 400d)

i'm very proud of him (here's his gallery http://utzake.deviantart.com/gallery), please feel free to comment. as usual, any kind of critique is welcomed.

HNV


Hi This is a really cool image, is there a tutorial guide for beginner's like my myself, of which could try and attempt something like this?


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Awesome I must say.. And then it's a Mazda RX-8 with a nice Wankel rotary engine :D :D :D :D

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