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2,901 Views· Posted 04/02/2015
Dynamic Range is the difference between the brightest part of the scene and the darkest part. Our eyes can see 11 stops of difference between bright light and darkness; a camera can only see five stops. So what we see with our eyes we cannot always capture with a camera. Think of a scene shot from indoors with a window in the background. Invariably, either the window’s light looks nice while the interior is too dark to be seen or if the interior is exposed properly, the light from the window is a washed-out blob of white. The capabilities of
5,405 Views· Posted 09/11/2014
Watch as Washington, DC-based photographer Tim Cooper as he explains the value of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography in practical, everyday applications. Cooper walks us through the process, step by step, for measuring the brightest and darkest areas of a photograph and then taking a series of bracketed photographs that can be combined in HDR to compress the dynamic range and render a beautifully exposed image.