High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

HDR Photography: What is Dynamic Range?

  This is a fundamental “problem” with cameras, that is, their apparent lack of dynamic range, especially when compared to the human eye. Most cameras seem to have an average dynamic range of around 11 stops of light. What is a “stop” of light you ask, thought you would never ask! What is a stop anyways? A stop of light …

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HDR Photography: Understanding Exposure

DISCLAIMER This tutorial series is written for those just learning about their cameras.  If you have been using your camera for a number of years, then this tutorial isn’t really geared for you, but please feel free to read, we all learn something new even when reading about things we know.   I decided to write this for those who …

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HDR Photography: Introduction

DISCLAIMER This tutorial series is written for those just learning about their cameras.  If you have been using your camera for a number of years, then this tutorial isn’t really geared for you, but please feel free to read, we all learn something new even when reading about things we know.   I decided to write this for those who …

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HDR Photography: How the Camera Understands Exposure

This is the most fascinating part of all this, how the camera determines proper exposure! 18% Gray. That is the answer. Yea, pretty fascinating isn’t it! But wait, it gets better. Experiment Let’s try a little experiment. Get some black paper and some white paper. Hang up the paper (taping the paper to the wall, make sure you hang it …

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