What's all this "HDR" business? I haven't read anything about it yet and don't know how it works.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by ScotchBright, Nov 20, 2010.

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    ScotchBright Guest

    Is this a new feature in some cameras?

    I've read some posts where someone says they've taken a five
    shot series, and they come up with one HDR image out of it.

    Does the camera do this, or is this something you do at home
    with photoshop taking the not washed out bright and dark portions?

    I'm guessing it's a feature built into cameras.

    I suppose if it gives you a better representation of how
    something actually looks to the human eye, it's a good feature, or if
    you fix it later so that's the case it's still good as long as it
    prevents you from having a mess of blown out or dark blotchy pixels,
    but is this a big deal now?
    ScotchBright, Nov 20, 2010
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    ray Guest

    That's true when they are overdone. HDR can be a very useful tool when
    properly applied.
    ray, Nov 21, 2010
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    ray Guest

    ray, Nov 21, 2010
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    peter Guest

    If HDR is used only as a gee whiz thing, you are right. However, HDR is
    starting to come into its own as another tool to help make images that
    otherwise could not be made, then I must disagree.
    peter, Nov 21, 2010
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    ScotchBright Guest

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but beanbags are a '70s fad... and
    I'm not being any more ridiculous than you're being by insisting
    they'd let you use one, am I?
    ...at which point you'd be kicked out and banned for life.
    That sounds impressive, but if you go there and pull it off it
    will be impressive, instead of just sounding impressive.
    ScotchBright, Nov 23, 2010
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    peter Guest

    For me monopods work better. I haven't mastered the technique of using
    the string as a walking stick.

    For people I ask or imply a request for permission. its the right
    approach I have rarely been refused. At museums and exhibits I respect
    signs. Though sometimes I do just take. I was gruffly told by a
    Smithsonian guard that no pictures were allowed. I explained I was not
    taking pictures of the art, but of some of the ridiculous positions of
    people looking at the art. I showed him, he laughed and asked me not to
    use flash and not do do it until he left the room. If someone says no, I
    stop. There are still billions of untaken shots.
    Do what you are comfortable doing.
    peter, Nov 23, 2010
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    David Kerber Guest

    Beanbag *chairs* may be, but smaller beanbags are commonly used for
    stable but adjustable places to set cameras.

    David Kerber, Nov 23, 2010
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    ASCII Guest

    I was fortunate enough to get to visit Italy for the 1990 world cup and was
    impressed with the Castello Sforzesco in Milano enough to want to take some
    pictures. I advised the guard that I understood there was a prohibition
    against flash, and I thought I could get a natural light shot and would he
    like to be included. He declined but I was indeed able to get some nice pics
    with just the bare naked bulb hanging from the ceiling.
    As to shoot first and play dumb later, I did exactly that some years later at
    the Mexican border crossing in SanYsidro. A couple of DHS goons came running
    up to where I was on a bridge and stood by watching as I complied with their
    order to delete the two shots of the secondary inspection area. Of course at
    home I was able to un-delete them both with a recovery application.
    The first example was with a film camera and the second with digital.
    ASCII, Nov 23, 2010
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    ASCII Guest

    Similar to those bean bag rests at a target shooting range?
    ASCII, Nov 23, 2010
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    David Kerber Guest

    Yes, exactly, and they work just as well for cameras as they do rifles.

    David Kerber, Nov 23, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    My son was a docent at the local zoo one summer 20 years ago.
    tony cooper, Nov 23, 2010
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    peter Guest

    I'll bet he was a decent docent.

    I'm still waiting to hear about the blond who went to a museum to see
    the docent exhibit.
    peter, Nov 23, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    I don't know where the Royal Spam posts from, but that's a
    not-uncommon thing for a Brit to say to mean "sounds good".

    Standing in line at a fast food place recently, two teenage British
    female tourists were ahead of me talking about a boy who was also in
    line. "Quite fit" was how he was described.

    "Fit", to me, means healthy. This boy was 97 pounds soaking wet,
    acne-riddled, sickly pale, pierced, and long dirty hair. I don't
    think they were commenting on his health.
    tony cooper, Nov 23, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    Your historical antecedents have nothing to do with understanding
    current slang. You don't understand caveman "ugh"s, either.

    Watch a current movie or television program about UK youth and listen
    to what they say.

    From: http://www.effingpot.com/slang.shtml

    "Fit - Fit is a word that I have heard a lot recently - it seems to be
    making a comeback. A fit bird means a girl who is pretty good looking
    or tasty! A fit bloke would be the male equivalent."

    Covers both words, innit.
    tony cooper, Nov 24, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    I should have read ahead before I linked to this same website.
    tony cooper, Nov 24, 2010
  16. Dunnit?
    John McWilliams, Nov 24, 2010
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    Irwell Guest

    If the glove don't fit, you've got to acquit.
    Johnny Cochran at the OJ Simpson trial.
    Irwell, Nov 24, 2010
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    ASCII Guest

    I had a friend that was a volunteer 'docent'
    at the aerospace museum here in San Diego.
    ASCII, Nov 24, 2010
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    ASCII Guest

    Just as when the term 'eligible' is used to describe a bachelor that is
    financially well endowed, speaks to womanly marriage objectives.
    ASCII, Nov 24, 2010
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    ASCII Guest

    Also the addition of the adjective 'proper' to a slang expression
    acts as a force multiplier.
    Like the difference between a wanker and a proper wanker. <g>
    ASCII, Nov 24, 2010
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