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    So you want 12 Stops of Dynamic Range?

    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
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    Oooh, sweet!

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    That is simply amazing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riehm
    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

    Ray.

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    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...
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    I bet it could do something with RAW. Well, it can already be done, but kinda a pain in the butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Schnoor
    The only problem with wedding shots is telling everyone to not move a muscle while I take 6 more just like it

    Ray.
    Guess you might need a D2X... or be really quick. But even 3 or 4 frames would work.
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    or a 1D mark II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamison55
    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?
    Last edited by D70FAN; 05-03-2005 at 08:29 AM.
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