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ColoradoSkier
January 5th, 2010, 10:04 AM
A lot of stuff I had read said don't do a single shot HDR, it's not a true HDR image. The guy currently writing the book on HDR though, Trey Ratliff, encourages you to try single image tonemapping, and for some instances (objects in motion for example), it's the only way to do it. So I tried it. Here is the result.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4248536690_dca0e3c9a3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/4248536690/)

Some people will like it, some won't, but that isn't really the point. It's what the consumers want that matters, and this blog post drove that point home (http://photofocus.com/2010/01/04/the-hdr-wars/).

Jeffro600
January 5th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Honestly, i dont do multiple shot HDR's...never have, never will because theres too much variance in one shot to the next, even on a rock solid tripod and it makes shooting even the slightest movements impossible.

Shoot a single image in RAW, then adjust the exposure -1, 0, +1 in LR, then combine and tonemap those three photos in photomatix or PS. Thats how i did those farm pictures a month or so ago...the results speak for themselves.

ColoradoSkier
January 6th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Honestly, i dont do multiple shot HDR's...never have, never will because theres too much variance in one shot to the next, even on a rock solid tripod and it makes shooting even the slightest movements impossible.

Shoot a single image in RAW, then adjust the exposure -1, 0, +1 in LR, then combine and tonemap those three photos in photomatix or PS. Thats how i did those farm pictures a month or so ago...the results speak for themselves.

I did not realize that, interesting. Those came out pretty well. If/ when I ever get an HDRSpotting invite code, do you want one?

potter
January 6th, 2010, 08:19 AM
I'm not a big fan of single shot HDR. With the exception as Jeffro said in using a single RAW image to make the multiple images. Simply because it's almost an exact replica of just shooting the three-five images themselves.

Tiffany
January 6th, 2010, 05:50 PM
I follow the school of thought that Jeffro uses....1 RAW image with different exposure stops in LR to Photomatix.