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D70FAN
05-02-2005, 05:05 PM
It looks like Adobe has added a really nice feature to CS2 called HDR for High Dynamic Range. This new program actually called Merge to HDR, automates a function that I have tried very unsuccessfully several times.

For all of you wedding photographers wishing to make that dream money shot, with reasonable workflow, this may be your road to salvation.

Anyway here is the information:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/hdr.shtml

TheObiJuan
05-02-2005, 06:11 PM
Oooh, sweet!

Rex914
05-02-2005, 06:14 PM
That is simply amazing...

Ray Schnoor
05-02-2005, 06:23 PM
For all of you wedding photographers wishing to make that dream money shot, with reasonable workflow, this may be your road to salvation.

The only problem with wedding shots is telling everyone to not move a muscle while I take 6 more just like it:D

Ray.

jamison55
05-02-2005, 06:58 PM
Smoke and mirrors. This is something that has been pretty easy to do in PS for quite a while. It may be useful for landscape photograpers, whose subjects don't move at all, but is useless for portrait/wedding photographers. Now if PS could take one jpeg, create 6 images with varying levels, then merge them together to greate an image with better dynamic range...

TheObiJuan
05-02-2005, 07:07 PM
I bet it could do something with RAW. Well, it can already be done, but kinda a pain in the butt.

D70FAN
05-02-2005, 08:50 PM
The only problem with wedding shots is telling everyone to not move a muscle while I take 6 more just like it:D

Ray.

Guess you might need a D2X... or be really quick. But even 3 or 4 frames would work.

TheObiJuan
05-02-2005, 08:58 PM
or a 1D mark II. ;)

D70FAN
05-02-2005, 08:58 PM
Smoke and mirrors. This is something that has been pretty easy to do in PS for quite a while. It may be useful for landscape photograpers, whose subjects don't move at all, but is useless for portrait/wedding photographers. Now if PS could take one jpeg, create 6 images with varying levels, then merge them together to greate an image with better dynamic range...

I have tried the manual method in CS and it has been a bear. Having the process automated is a nice feature.

I'm betting that for bridal wedding portraits you could use shutter priority and get 4 shots in less that 3 seconds. Even with my limited experience this is an easy pose for most brides...

The only DR expansion I would be looking for is in the white wedding gown and skin tones.

Prolog: Please note the "limited experience" here. You folks that shoot weddings for a living would know what works best. I think that I was fishing for confrimation more than making a statement.

So the question is: What works?