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Tone-Mapping single exposures

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Photo-Sensitive says:

I have been having as much luck with doing "Psuedo HDR" with a single exposure as I do with multiple exposures. Even on a high contrast sunset, I actually liked the single exposure result better. Anybody else had this experience?


Originally posted at 2:54PM, 26 May 2010 PDT (permalink)
Photo-Sensitive edited this topic 98 months ago.

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Pepeketua says:

It would be good to see the multiple exposures one to compare. I guess you used the exact same settings then?
Multiple exposures would reduce highlight and black clipping making the whole picture more dull, but good if you postprocess it in photoshop.
I've got a couple of single Raw HDR but only done it this way because I didn't take the bracketed shots.
98 months ago (permalink)

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ASHCROFT54 says:

I just shoot single RAW images and use the toning mapping that way. I think as long as it's a RAW you can work with it. I've tried the JPEGs and they are not that great in the toning mapping. You lose a lot of the details and colors.
98 months ago (permalink)

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DavidLMorris says:

If nothing is moving, the single raw is the only way to go and it's what I do most often. But, the best result I ever had was with a 9 shot.

Porch - HDR
96 months ago (permalink)

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spelec.anton says:

I use the single process pretty often as I am just too lazy to get multiple exposures. I find out that for single exposure DPHDR is far above any other software (some would not even allow single exposure) and the effect with a good camera is often very close to what would you get with multiple exposures.
96 months ago (permalink)

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Pepeketua says:

That really depend on what you're shooting. If highlights and blacks are clipped, there is not way you will recover those without multiple exposures. If you manage it, it means you're camera actually recorded those and the dynamic range in your scene wasn't wider than what you're camera sensor can record.
Many scenes are actually not as wide as we think... but some are.
95 months ago (permalink)

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