HDR portrait

HDR experiment from 5 bracketed jpegs & pp'ed in Photomatix, Photoshop and Imageready.

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  • unbelivable14 9y

    very nice job!
  • alan57 9y

    How do you get him to stand still ?
  • tictoc 9y

    Very good. Doesn't have that fake look like sometimes HDR does. Realistic!
  • Lance Thompson 8y

    thats cool.....
  • JasChristTheCrucified 8y

    Very nice use of HDR, I like how subtle it is, great work!
  • Paul d'Aoust 8y

    wow, this is really good. Subtle use of HDR; you can barely tell it's HDR at all (except for the stunning amount of detail).
  • Uncle Foto 8y

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  • Nick Aldwin 8y

    Interesting! I've never seen HDR done for a picture of a person before.
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  • Hugo Corona 8y

    Nice... on the verge of being overdone, but not quite there.
    The sharpness and detail of his skin is very good.

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  • Peter St. George 8y

    I have some HDR portraits as well, and I was looking for a group, didn't find one, so I created one. I'd love it if you could join it and post some of your pics...Thanks!!!

    flickr.com/groups/highdynamicrangeportraits/
  • Sam Friedman 7y

    From what I've found in my cursory search on Flickr, this is the best HDR portrait on here!
  • lee_yoshida 7y

    Impressive how you achieved such a 3d look.
  • Rosendo Magallanes 6y

    amazing details, perfect shoot!
  • Elli Scrivner 5y

    Your HDR work makes this look so real - not overprocessed. This is great!
  • Peter Vančo 2y

    It is interesting how do you get him to stand still. I make hdr photos from one photo. I set exposure values in photoshop, make 3 images with 3 different exposures. Save them and join them togther in photomatrix. But the result is not SO GOOD like YOURS.
    If you can, write, how you did it.

    Thanks
  • Peter Gordon 2y

    Peter
    I have made HDR photos from one raw file, but this was made from 5 jpgs shot in a quick bracketed burst. I guess I was just incredibly lucky that he didn't move during the burst. I also used Photomatix, then cleaned up the file a little in Photoshop. No tripods...just handheld.

    It is possible to shoot portraits like this for HDR, but you need some luck, like I had here. Try shooting in a burst of 3 shots...and you don't need to shoot raw. I always found that out-of-camera jpgs produced a better HDR, with my Nikon D200, at least (better than the D700...I don't know why...CCD sensor, perhaps?)

    Thanks for your interest anyway.
    Good luck shooting.
  • Peter Vančo 2y

    Thank you for your request.
    I will try your idea about jpgs instead of raw images.
    I have canon 550D. Maybe the result will be better like in raw images.

    Thank you.
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