A&P Is this an HDR?

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  1. legendr34

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    It appears to be a real press photo from porsche

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    not necessarily
     
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    actually, based off the exif, no. ND filters, 30 sec exposure
     
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    That's a damn good looking car! :cool:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    They are all HDR in some respect.
     
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    what respect is that?
     
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    That picture is achieving a high dynamic range :hsugh:

    Whether they took 1 picture and rendered an HDR from that or merged several images the image posted uses HDR.
     
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    HDR is a sad crutch for those that dont know how to do it in camera. Virtually all HDR you see can be achieved in camera, the ones that cant are the ones that look fake.

    That is not a hard photo to take at all. Good exposure, good use of lighting and you have that photo.

    And before I get some arguments, I did say virtually all, there are some shots that cannot be achieved without some kind of merged photo, but then again, that was usually done as well before HDR came to be.
     
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    I disagree with you. If you get the photo you get the photo. I don't care if you do it in camera or you take 8 years setting it up on location.
     
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    What's a good # ND filter to start out with?
     
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    thats not an HDR, and no, playing with the highlights and shadows of 1 image isn't an HDR either
     
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    depends on how long of an exposure you want. Prof of mine had to shoot a hotel lobby, but they couldn't close it down for the shoot. She used a 12 stop ND filter, had a half hour+ long exposure, which effectively rid the scene of any people as no one was in the same spot long enough to register it
     
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    i completely agree :bigthumb:
     
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    I'd like to shoot something similar to the original photo?
     
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    sand in vaginas in this thread
     
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    well, by looking at the exif and the scene, it appears to be somewhere between cloudy and slighty cloudy out. First off, the cloudy aspect helps to avoid specular highlights from the sun, and it reduces the contrast in the shadows. That alone will get you more dynamic range. I wouldn't be surprised if there was sometime of diffuser over it as well.

    But by knowing "sunny 16" and that is was between slightly cloudy and cloudy, we can find that he used ~12 stop ND filter.

    Thats pretty damn heavy, and introduces all sorts of problems like camera movement, noise or possible optical imperfections in the glass or filter. Could the shot have been done with less time, probably so.
     
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    What do these things typically run?

    Thanks for your input :h5:


    edit:

    I see that they're listed as .9; .6; .3 and etc

    What do those numbers mean? :o
     
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    never bought one, but probably not cheap.
    a polarizer acts as a ND filter, for about 2 stops worth of light loss, plus polarizes.

    In this case, I don't think he wanted a polarizer though, as he wanted the reflections of the clouds in the windows.

    If you were really serious about this kind of setup and could spend a little bit upfront, check out he P series of filters from Cokin. Its square filters that can be stacked together, and you only buy one for all your lenses, you don't have to worry about filter size, you just buy an adapter for each different size lens.
     
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    4stop cokin P-filter is $210 :eek:
     
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    I don't think we have the same definition of HDR.
     
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    :werd:
    but to be fair only one of us is confused.
     
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    I'm not confused.
     
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    it appears that you are
     

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