25 Surperb examples of HDR Photography
HDR images are still not completely mainstream since it still takes a bit of expertise to do them properly. There are a few programs out there that can take a non-HDR image and turn it into a HDR, but I’ve yet to find one that has the subtly of the human eye and brain.
The standard way to create a HDR is to bracket you shots with a normal exposure, plus a few of that around a +/- 1 stop minimum, so you end up with at least 3 duplicate shots of differing exposures. You then use software to blend the lightest and darkest areas to provide a reasonable balance.
DPS has a tutorial on using Adobe Lightroom with a single RAW file to create a HDR, which makes life easier if you didn’t take your tripod along to make sure all the shots were exactly the same framing. Have you experimented with HDR, and how do you feel about the images?
All these photographs copyright to Marc at flickr.