Example of Real Estate Photography of interiors and exteriors as well
Today, we have explored in class different ways of processing a HDR subject, using the given RAW samples:
The 3 methods of producing an HDR image combining three photographs with different exposure levels are the following:
1. Adobe HDR Pro, a Photoshop plugin
2. Compiling the exposures as layers in Photoshop and blending via layer masks
3. Photomatix, HDR software available
I have produce an HDR image of the three photographs with each method and these are the results:
1. HDR Pro
Open bracketed captures in Photoshop: File/Automate/Merge to HDR Pro. HDR Pro will combine automatically the three photographs together, taking each one’s exposure and add them together.
With Photomatrix, I had a long list of options of the HDR image produced to chose. Among those, this was the one I liked the best as it looks more “natural” than the rest:
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of methods used in imaging and photography to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging methods or photographic methods.
HDR is a range of methods to provide higher dynamic range from the imaging process. Non-HDR cameras take pictures at one exposure level with a limited contrast range. This results in the loss of detail in bright or dark areas of a picture, depending on whether the camera had a low or high exposure setting. HDR compensates for this loss of detail by taking multiple pictures at different exposure levels and intelligently stitching them together to produce a picture that is representative in both dark and bright areas.