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!

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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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