Category Archives: HDR

House of Justice - © John Neel

The Light of Darkness – Nighttime HDR

HDR used incorrectly can produce some terrible photography. However, in my opinion, when it is used well, the images it can produce are pretty amazing.

© John Neel

You can use HDR – Just don’t call it “HDR”

HDR can be a valid way to make a normal looking image. By normal, I mean an image that to the eye looks the way we might see it in the real world.

Tree - © John Neel - digitally painted HDR Pinhole

Skink Pinhole Pancake – HDR, Stitched and Digitally Painted

Pinhole photography is much more than what it seems. Most pinholers only use the most obvious techniques. …the pinhole image is a starting point for many potential outcomes.

Dinosaur - © John Neel

Chance and Opportunity – When luck comes your way…

During the making of the image…, I realized that one of the bikers was about ready to leave. I started the HDR sequence just before he started the bike, which turned on the headlight.

Morning Creek

The Painter and HDR

I have probably learned as much about photography through looking at paintings as I have learned from photography.

Woods - © John Neel

HDR is simply another tool

…HDR produces images, which seem closer to the way the eye sees the world. That is only true however, when the image is processed with some careful attention to maintaining natural appearances. It is way too easy to push the process into the ugly world of kitsch and gaudiness.

RhinoCam-plus-Sony-NEX---Part-1-_-Pixiq

Train Car in HDR – Part 1

Rust and Graffiti…with a RhinoCam…and a Sony NEX Working with a RhinoCam is a lot like using a large format camera. Like the large format camera, you need to think…