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How Our Technique Is Different - High Dynamic Range Images

A standard, correctly metered, yet unattractive photograph where the exposure value is 0.

 

Roll your mouse over the first image to see the final processed image.

 

High Dynamic Range - (wikipedia.org link) HDR is a set of techniques that allows a greater range between light and dark areas than normal digital cameras allow. The intention of HDR is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.

 

In a nutshell, our eyes can detect the differences between light and dark better than digital cameras. You can see from the examples below that the lower exposures gather the light outside the window, but the inside is dark.

 

Then you can see how the higher exposures have plenty of detail on the inside but the windows are all "blown out" or white. Also notice the color brought out of objects in the window above the bed.

 

Using the same room example we will show you the 5 shots that it took to comprise this image. You can click on the thumbnails to view the original if you wish.