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So I went out last night to try my first few HDR's. I have linked them to a flickr set below. Let me know what you think!!! C&C Welcome!

HDR Set on Flickr
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I don't know anything about cameras and photography however, very cool looking pics. The house looks like a shot from a video game......I'm assuming the way some of these pics look were done intentionally?
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That's pretty awesome

Hey -- if you have the raw image available, can you step up the exposure a couple of stops, create a new image, set it back to normal, create a second image, and then step it down a couple of stops and create a new image and use those three for an HDR?
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That's pretty awesome

Hey -- if you have the raw image available, can you step up the exposure a couple of stops, create a new image, set it back to normal, create a second image, and then step it down a couple of stops and create a new image and use those three for an HDR?
yes you can push and pull a RAW but no you dont want to. yes you can use it for a HDR but it kind of defeats the purpose since you dont actually gain any detail in the highlights or shadows.
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@MZ-n10: you do actually gain more dynamic range. Most cameras shoot 12-bit raw files, some even 14 bit. Jpeg's are only 8 bits.

As far as these HDRs go.....nope, I really dislike the "overprocessed" HDR look. But if you like 'em, and others like them, I'd say keep it up.
    
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@citruspers I believe what MZ was saying is that you cannot gain detail where there is no detail. The point of a real HDR is to pull detail out of the highlights and the shadows and you just don't achieve that by using a single image with changed exposures.

@Op the tree's look good nice depth and not overdone, however the factory/house seem a bit flat and the surreal effect is to much IMO.
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@MZ-n10: you do actually gain more dynamic range. Most cameras shoot 12-bit raw files, some even 14 bit. Jpeg's are only 8 bits.

As far as these HDRs go.....nope, I really dislike the "overprocessed" HDR look. But if you like 'em, and others like them, I'd say keep it up.
True, but an actual hdr is 32bit, you're just not going to pull the same amount of detail out without actually taking the extra shots.

There's not much point really either in saving out different versions from a raw and then trying to merge them to and .hdr ....you can essentially get to the same place simply by how you process the raw in the first place. Saving them out separately is not creating any new information, you're just running laps.
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Has HDR feel to it but the photos are all soft and kind of boring. Personally I like the house one the best mostly because of the sky.

    
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True, but an actual hdr is 32bit, you're just not going to pull the same amount of detail out without actually taking the extra shots.

There's not much point really either in saving out different versions from a raw and then trying to merge them to and .hdr ....you can essentially get to the same place simply by how you process the raw in the first place. Saving them out separately is not creating any new information, you're just running laps.
Indeed, but baking several exposures from a single RAW file might be beneficial to your regular workflow. Tools like fill light and blacks can only do so much, no actual tonemapping is involved. (not really anyway).
    
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@MZ-n10: you do actually gain more dynamic range. Most cameras shoot 12-bit raw files, some even 14 bit. Jpeg's are only 8 bits.
yes you do actually gain dynamic range if you do real HDR. its because you expose correctly for the highlights and the shadows then combine the images into one image. so you get all the details regardless of how many bit the sensor is.
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