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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > First attempt at HDR, handheld (Viewed 1521 times)
Voland 


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First attempt at HDR, handheld
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Shot a bunch of three-bracketed photos on a recent photowalk to try and get some HDR shots near sunset. This was the best composition of the day, managed to bring out the sky nicely but hopefully kept the overall saturation in check. Thoughts?


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Re: First attempt at HDR, handheld
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I think it'd be interesting to see the bracketed shots you worked with.

I would expect the foliage to retain more detail. Might try bigger steps in shutter speed next time.




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Overall I like it. It brought out a lot of color in the sky and the graffiti, without overdoing it.




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Re: First attempt at HDR, handheld
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I think it'd be interesting to see the bracketed shots you worked with.

I would expect the foliage to retain more detail. Might try bigger steps in shutter speed next time.


They're not that good themselves actually. Base shot is at aperture f/8, shutter 1/60, ISO 400. Bracket shots are 1.66 stops, I think I kept it low because my hands just couldn't keep the camera steady if I went any higher.


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Re: First attempt at HDR, handheld
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Okay so you got a good subject to work with here! Plus a lot of range between the shadows and the highlights.

You'll certainly want to in the future work with a tripod in this case.

Here's some tips.
Shoot more than three, at minimum I shoot five frames.
Drop the ISO to the lowest your camera will go

Also good job on the post work, it doesn't look like clown vomit.




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< Reply # 5 on 7/22/2015 9:22 PM >
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I really like what you've done. You didn't mention what kind of camera you had, but I'll assume it is a DSLR.

A tripod is great when shooting brackets! And like Axle said, you probably want to drop the ISO as low as you can to cut down on the noise. Although it helps to take 5+ shots, you could also use the same image multiple times with different exposure/levels.

When I am exposure bracketing, one thing I like to do is, focus the picture how I want it, and then switch it to manual focus. This does a few things. First off, it makes the process faster (No need to refocus the same shot). It also prevents the subjects and perspective from changing on you (really only a problem with faster f/stops).

Overall I would say it looks good! Keep practicing and playing around to see what you like




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< Reply # 6 on 7/23/2015 6:24 PM >
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+1 for use a tripod. That will help a lot in keeping the noise/ISO down.

Overall though this is pretty good and I normally don't care for HDR.

Good work!




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I guess I'll get back to you guys when I'm confident enough to carry a tripod to abandonments, ha. The camera's a Canon T5i so only 3 exposures at a time, and neither recomposing or lowering the ISO at sunset is really an option handheld.

Do my originals look like they could use bigger steps in shutter speed? It looked like most of the detail was getting lost any lower or higher.


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I think it's alright that the foliage isnt too bright. Doesn't look over the top.




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Re: First attempt at HDR, handheld
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Suggestion: look into eliminating Chromatic Aberration in LR or PS before HDR stacking as the stack will severely worsen any chromatic ab.

Nice shot!




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