Archive for September, 2010

Single file HDR

First up, Photomatix 4.0 is out so I'm going to play with that a little to see whether there are any real differences between that and the last version that my amateur eye can tell. I had a very quick play with it yesterday and didn't seem to find too much difference, although perhaps it is a little better →


HDR Tutorials

As with many people just starting out in HDR, I found myself looking at the Stuck in Customs HDR Tutorial. It's a great tutorial that takes you through the steps involved in creating your own HDR images. After I had taken my first bracketed images I worked my way through that guide and produced some images that were actually →


iPhone 4 – HDR

I had a quick play around with the HDR feature on the iPhone 4 yesterday and wasn't really impressed. I'm not sure what I was expecting really; the background came out much clearer but the main subject in the foreground (which happened to be my knee) pretty much lost all colour and didn't even look as stylized as HDR normally →


Indoors, People, Night

These are three things I'm not very good at (yet) using HDR. Indoors works sometimes depending on the light, but night time has way too much noise due to the settings I need to have the camera at just to get it to give me several light brackets. When I try to HDR people they generally come out →


Tripod

From everything I have read on HDR one of the top recommendations is that you use a tripod. I can see why that is. Several of the images I've taken have worked out fine without a tripod, however the majority do not.  A lot of the time this is due to unsteady hands. This photo had the possibility of turning into a decent →


The Brick Wall

I've been doing HDR for a very short period of time, about 2 weeks as I write this. My results are sporadic.  Some I find to work and turn out better than I expect, others I have to scrap. Part of the problem, I think, is movement. Either the subject is moving too much (say, a flag blowing in the wind) or →