HDR Around The World (Part I)

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

I am an amateur photographer but photography is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I love capturing colors, architecture, and culture, and I have always enjoyed the post-production stage (editing) of photography and filmmaking too. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several countries around the world and have captured some of these places with a digital camera.

A while ago, I experimented with HDR (High-dynamic-range) where you can reproduce a greater range of luminosity in a photograph by digitally overlapping different exposures of the same subject.

You can do this in three ways:

1. Taking the same picture several times and increasing and decreasing the exposure by one stop in your camera every time you snap and then merging all photos with photo-editing software. In this method, using a tripod is necessary.

2. Changing the exposure of the photograph with a photo editing software such as Photoshop and then merging the several exposures into one photograph with HDR and tone mapping software such as Photomatix. (This is the method I used)

3. Some cameras now come with built in HDR mode and you can use that.

All of the photos in this post were created with 5 different exposures (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2). Enjoy!

ViennaPraterHDR2.jpg
Prater, Vienna, Austria
Sunset in Acapulco, Mexico
Sunset in Acapulco, Mexico
Queue of saris, India.
Queue of saris, India.
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Indian Cow
Indian Cow
Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

Eurocup in Berlin
Eurocup in Berlin, Germany
Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary
A bird at Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
A bird at Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
Fontana di Trevi, Rome, Italy
Fontana di Trevi, Rome, Italy
Bricks in India
Bricks in India
Southwark, London, UK
Southwark, London, UK
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
On the way to Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire
On the way to Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire
StockholmHDR
Stockholm, Sweden
RickshawHDR
In a rickshaw, India

Which one was your favorite?

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