Photography – Adventures With HDR

colorful pinwheel hdr

Have you ever heard about HDR?

HDR stands for high dynamic range. And that, let me tell you, is a truly magical thing.

It works like this – you take a series of images with your camera, each shot with a different exposure from darkest to lightest (there’s a special setting in you camera to achieve that.)

 

3 exposure for pinwheel hdr

Then you open these images in a program which is able to combine the best parts of the three overexposed, underexposed and balanced shots to create a dramatic image with beautiful shadowing and highlights.
 

colorful pinwheel hdr

Isn’t that idea just amazing?

I love it!

What I especially adore is the contrast and detail which these pictures seem to have and which I could not really achieve before.

 

I came across this technique some time ago, but just recently I got myself a software which helps to make this kind of magic happen (there are quite a few in the market, I chose Photomatix; you can find some really cute examples of HDR photography on their site.)

 
 

flower in vase on tray

Me and HDR, this is just the beginning of our journey together. And I am so looking forward to that adventure!

 

I made a few more pictures to play with this new software thingy… here they are…

 
 

breakfast hdr

 
 

crochet owl cushions hdr

(Note: You can find the owls here and here.)

 
 

flowers on doily hdr

 
 

flower and colorful vases

 
 

crochet floor cushion in progress hdr

I will definitely let you know when I learn something new in this amazing realm of photography.

Thank you for letting me share.

Wishing you a nice day!

Love,
Petra

 
 

6 thoughts on “Photography – Adventures With HDR

  1. 1
    Safiyyah says:

    Fabulous! I need to drag out my camera manual to see what the bracket setting is.

  2. 2
    Leslie says:

    Can you share where you got the owl pattern? Thanks. so cute.

  3. 3
    Adriana says:

    Beautiful photos, and those bright colours are just amazing. Well done!!!

  4. 4
    Beshtia says:

    I like how the colors of the flowers protrude from the picture. This is probably how bees see them! No wonder they are so obsessed with them… 🙂

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