HDR is a technology that has existed for more than a year and is an adaptation of the image to the peculiarities of our eyes (the eye never sees the whole image, but “scans” its individual segments, setting the exposure for lighting, and displays those pieces that we don’t see from memory) , it brightens too contrasting scenes so that there are no too bright and too dark zones. This is usually demanded mainly in landscape photography, when it is necessary to level the earth and the sky (between them even in cloudy weather, the difference in illumination is not less than one step, and even then, if you shoot in direct light) or in rooms with poor lighting and bright light rays going from stained glass windows. The latter, in particular, is especially applicable to old temples and cathedrals – they used to be designed to be lit by natural light, and then no one thought about photographers … they simply were not there at the time of Continue reading
If I say that everyone was waiting for this, I will not say anything. Nik Software once again made a splash by releasing a plug-in for gluing HDR or pseudo-HDR images through its plugin. By the way, the most interesting part begins, because on the Internet a lot was said about the quality of work, about the new kernel, but no one said anything about the main advantage: the program works, first of all, as a plug-in for Photoshop, and, more importantly, to Lightroom.
Why am I so happy about this? Well, first of all, the plugin fits nicely into my workflow – for me, Lightroom is a tool that allows me to quickly send out a very substantial amount of photos (I even wondered if it would be better to insert the article into the Lighroom lessons, but it cost a simple link), and we are talking here not only about wedding photography, but also about the usual household holiday. Often you had to go on vacation, bring from there 2-8 GB of photos and leave them matched on your computer until black days? Why am I asking, I also had this, and only Lightroom helped to sort and print all these deposits. Since recently, it has become easier to sculpt panoramas in the program, and now HDR is glued. In other words, this is the very component that was missing – neither Photomatix, nor LucisArt were here. No, it’s not a matter of quality – as you know, Lightroom, first of all, takes its convenience. Continue reading
HDR is one of the innovative words associated with the digital era in photography, defined as “high dynamic range image / photo” and is associated with the features of photography and photo printing. This phenomenon is based on the fact that the human eye sees much more shades than any modern printing device or monitor can bring out – while, however, they forget about the stereo vision and adaptive features of the human eye, but these factors are usually dismissed as more complex for today’s technology.
HDR – High Dynamic Range Image
In any case, such a description is perfectly suited to answer the question “how to make everything in the photo look the way I see, and not how the camera sees it.” Continue reading