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TracyF's picture
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HDR

Just curious, has anyone tried to do HDR work without HDR software? I've been experimenting in GIMP (usually three layers, base, over- and under-exposed, with layer masks), but am not getting results that I'm happy with. Wondering if there are tricks to doing it without the specialized software.

Joined: 10/26/01
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just wanted to bump this up.

I have never done any HRD work - with or without software. I have read at least one tutorial where you can do it in photoshop, but I have never tried it.

I hope someone can help you out, Tracy as I am really interested in hearing about this too.

Best,
GiGi

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Joined: 08/23/07
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I had read a great HDR tutorial a few months ago, but I can't remember where it was now....but here is another link I found....

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-hdr-photography

Don't know if that'll help you or not.

TracyF's picture
Joined: 08/14/06
Posts: 2322

Thanks for bumping it up, GiGi, and for the tutorial link, Amy. I've done the bracketed shots, though I did a different method of combining them (one tutorial I read that uses layer masks instead)... Maybe I will just try this method, or just keep trying. I just find that the images I get at the end are well-exposed but look flat, which is weird as most HDR stuff looks pretty dynamic. I'm not crazy about overly-done HDR, though... But seems strange I can't get a decent result!