Alan Pinstein's Blog – February 2009 Archive (2)

Photography Tips for Capturing HDR-Suitable Images

In case you can't tell, I am an HDR fanboy. So I was enthralled to see a link to the 5-part series on HDR capture posted on Larry's site.

I read the whole thing, and while it's worth a read if you're really interested, the 2 most important things I learned from the article were:

1. Use your on-camera histogram to make sure you're capturing broad exposure… Continue

Added by Alan Pinstein on February 28, 2009 at 12:24am — No Comments

Easy HDR from a Single RAW File

I've recently learned a great trick for getting natural HDR results for virtual tours without a lot of extra work.

If you have a camera that generates RAW files, your camera is already capturing much more exposure information than a typical JPEG can handle. Most RAW files store 12 bits per pixel, and some newer ones are 14-bit. A 12-bit file has 16x more information than a JPEG, and a14-bit file has 64x more information.

Coupled with good HDR software, a single RAW file… Continue

Added by Alan Pinstein on February 15, 2009 at 11:30pm — 13 Comments

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