The New Age of HDR

If you thought high-dynamic range imaging was just for garnish sunsets and implausibly lit interiors, think again

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Photo: Trey Ratcliff A more familiar subject for HDr, this night scene also combines five frames (–2 to +2 eV) shot with a Nikon D3X. ratcliff feels long exposures doa”bitofa disservice to the true light,” but he used HDr here to “help bring out the real light that your eyes experience.”
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Photo: Tony Sweet Shooting with a Nikon D3X, Sweet bracketed five shots (–2 to +2 eV) for this tonemapped image he processed in Nik HDr efex Pro.
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Photo: Andy Ryan four bracketed shots combined to emphasize the ten- tacles, with the oils and moisture represent- ing the octopus’s main flavor profiles. ryan captured the images with a Hasselblad H3DII-39 and an HTS 1.5 tilt/shift adapter.
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Photo: Tim Tadder Skillful lighting is at the core of Tadder’s style. Here he used a four- light setup, Profoto packs, and a PhaseOne system synced at 1/1600 sec to freeze the action. Multiple layers and lots of post-processing got the HDr look.