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What is HDR Photography

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. HDR Photography is a post-processing task that uses multiple images of the same scene shot at different exposures that are combined into one photograph. The outcome is a photograph with exceptional detail in the shadow and bright areas of the image. Our eyes are infinitely more perceptive than a camera sensor.

Our eyes allow us to see and perceive colors and tones no electronic device can capture. With a camera, information is lost in the shadows and bright areas. Cameras are limited in that they can only capture fairly limited dynamic range. However, taking images with your camera at different exposures you can render the light areas, mid-tones, and dark areas of the same scene to gather all the rich detail. With Photoshop, Lightroom, and other HDR programs you can assemble these images into one photo that resembles all the information the human eye captures.

If you are a fan of HDR photography then I highly recommend you try one of your images on metal by Pixel2Metal. Metal prints lend them selves to saturated colors and dramatic high contrast.


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