Usually, you only see the finished image when somebody publishes their HDR work, and when you look at such an image, you tend to wonder what the original photos looked like and what the HDR process and the photographer’s personal post-processing skills really brought to this very image. Some time ago, I decided to add a little spice to the soup and also publish the source images and the intermediate result after the tone-mapping for each of my HDR images.
The result is the growing series of illustrations below that I call Before-and-After Comparisons. Just click on the respective image to view a bigger version, and use the links to the right of each image to go to the Before-and-After page with additional information.
There is also a new type of before-and-after comparisons that gives you a more interactive and direct comparison: Dynamic Before-and-After. Go to the Dynamic Before-and-After page, pull the slider on each image back and forth to see the difference! Each image has s direct link to the photo page where you can get all the information about the technology and the techniques used for creating the image.
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HDR Cookbook – Improve Today!
- ► Introduction
- ► Requirements
- ► Contents
- ► The Secrets of Hand-held HDR Shooting
- ► Manual HDR Bracketing Explained (NEW)
- ► Semi-Autobracketing for HDR (NEW)
- ► General HDR Workflow
- ► Why you need an artistic workflow
- ► 21 HDR Photography Myths Busted
- ► Creating 32-bit HDRs the Right Way
- ► Correcting Chromatic Aberration
- ► Structuring a Project
- ► Complex Selections
- ► Using Topaz Adjust to Improve Your Images
- ► Reducing Halos
- ► Fixing Uneven Luminance
- ► Noise Reduction
- ► The Three Rules of Noise Reduction
- ► Sharpening
- ► Creating Clarity in Your Images
- ► Adding a Vignette Effect
- ► Adding a Frame
- ► Restoring Exif Data
- ► HDR Panoramas
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- ► Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod
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- ► Creative Watermarking