What is HDR Photography (or High Dynamic Range Photography as it is also known)?
For the purpose of this article, we are referring to HDR Photography as â€œa set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminance between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniquesâ€. It allows photographers to show the details of a picture more realistically, sometimes, so much so that it almost looks unreal. Simply put: it looks much cooler, not just in parts, but as a whole. Pictures explain this concept alot better than words do, so follow along.
A few notes for our users:
- You can see a bigger version of the photo, as well as more work from the original author by clicking on the users.
- We do not wish to rank these images as they are all quite amazing, in our opinion, and in no way have been given a placement based on their quality.
- This is a very small collection, and in no way attempts to show a complete set of HDR photos out there; please understand that we cannot cover everything out there, for the sake of brevity, we have only chosen 20 photos we saw fit.
Sources and other references of interest:
- If you wish to learn a little bit more about the history of HDR Photography, as well as an related technologies (as of 2004 from this particular article), you can do so here- a very good read if you truly wish to divulge into this field learn about its history.