HDR images with HDR Darkroom

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					Most of the people are trying their hand at HDR photography.




Nowadays we are going to do a complete walk through of how this great technique
works. If you aren’t well known with HDR, it full form




is High Dynamic Range meaning you can get an image with a broader tonal range




which can put feature to shadowed parts while managing detail in very bright place.
How it accomplishes this is by using a series of




images with dissimilar revelations and then mixing the pictures into a final image
merging data from all of the images. The result can




be amazing.

For example, I took an 3 shot exposure set, meaning the camera took first dark image,
second standard exposed image, and one




over exposed image, this is usually sufficient for a really good picture.

We have found that using HDR Darkroom will offer some of the finest realistic effects




found. During Photoshop CS5 and Photomatix Pro both have HDR merging
capabilities, HDR Darkroom still does a better work.




Once we are ready with the images we want, we need to process them. Once you are
in HDR Darkroom, click at File menu and
choose Create HDR




Then, you should to select the photos you want to use to comprise your HDR image,
you can browse to the folder you want and select




your pictures.

The next process is choose if you want the images to be aligned before creating the
HDR and exposure option (If you are not confident




about the if the EXIF data is available in the photos, we suggest that you choose the
Guess alternative.) and then select OK.

After a some time of processing the images, HDR Darkroom will display an image
that you will think it is a standard image. But this is




not the last step of your HDR work, we still have another process to do before it will
look more attractive.

To apply the tone mapping, click at the Process menu and choose Tone Mapping, this
will get up another screen with a series of




options to well tune the image. In many cases, I am going to select the "Local Tone
Enhancer" method and then make the fine tuning




options with the sliders.

Now you must have an image that is very rich in features. You can quickly see in the
following images that details from the sky are
pretty bright and the detail in the tank part which was basically just blacked out areas
in the other images except for the more bright




image.

As you can find, HDR processing can add an amazing new element to your
photography.

Now get ready for clicking photos!

				
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