Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Jan 19, 2009.
I'm pretty pleased with the outcome...
old people live there, don't they?
Yeah they do...
i can tell.
my HDR's always turn out so fake looking
I'd personally like to see more contrast and depth. Seems washed out.
My opinion though and I cant stand HDR for anything other than landscape shots.
I agree, seems washed out
I bet original looks 100x better.
More contrast needed.
that doesn't even look like an hdr
wtf It's horrible and looks exactly like a shitty HDR does
it just looks washed out. My HDRs look much more contrasty than that.
That pic isn't a good candidate for one in the first place.
I really like it - especially the wooden areas. But the roof dosn't work, i'd brush the original in the roof area back in.
oh teh grey
there's no reason to make a shot like that an HDR
well, there kind of is if you don't want to place 3 flashes throughout the room.
Just an fyi - HDR doesn't mean ignore the bottom 3rd of the histogram. You still need some shadows in the image in order for things to appear realistic and alive. The ultimate goal of an increased dynamic range is to open up the shadows and tone down the highlights so you get detail in areas that you otherwise could not within an single exposure. It does not mean 'bring everything into the center of the histogram.
My edit of your image is still a HDR, but I used some curves layers to use the ENTIRE histogram, without clipping on either side. (ok, well maybe a little...) It brings your image back to life.
On a side note, you morans who are just blindly hating on HDR and insisting that HDR's are by default somehow 'shitty' or worthless have NO idea how photography works. Keep in mind that the single largest goal for ccd/cmos sensor companies right now is to give you the abillity to achieve a higher dynamic range while shooting. Bad HDR may have given you all the wrong impression on what a HDR is, but having the ability to get an interior shot like this with no external light sources is worth it's weight in gold.
yeah, the point of an HDR is to increase the dynamic range, yet the photo has no lows.
Looks washed out.
Same here. I guess it doesn't help that I'm using PS7 and lightroom.
I need to get the newer version of PS.
photoshop sucks dick @ hdr. Get photomatix.
I'd do something about that lamp and flower. Things like that don't normally stick out to me, but this does for some reason.