Tag Archives: photomatix

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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.

Rethinking Digital Photography - John Neel

Great Photography Gift Idea for the Holiday

If you are looking for a great gift for anyone on your holiday list with an interest in photography, this book just might be the thing.
………Great for both traditional camera users as well as digital photographers.

Mushroom - © John neel

My Book – Photo Fun – A Great Gift

  Here are a few clips from my book –  Rethinking Digital Photography     HDR “In photography, capturing details in low light areas of the image scene (the shadows) as…

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Fire Truck - © John Neel

Junkyard – HDR … A Gallery of Pretty/Ugly

To a certain degree, the junkyard shows us where we have been, our struggle for permanence and our fate.

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.

Salesman - © John Neel

Responding to HDR with restraint

  There seem to be many misconceptions about the process of HDR. HDR can create images that are pretty amazing. It can also produce images that are dreadfully awful. HDR…

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1941 Redo Using HDR

            Remaking the past This past fall, I went to see a major air show which happens every year close to where I live in Upstate…