Just over a year since my last post. Am I still interested in HDR? Probably not to the extent of when I first took up digital photography, but am enjoying all the “newer kids on the block”. Having moved over to Adobe Lightroom a couple of years ago, my style of processing became a theme of “I’ll do what I can in here (Adobe Lightroom ) and leave all the wizardry for PhotoShop, if I felt inclined”
I did download a paid plugin for Adobe Lightroom so that I could do some HDR within the program, and while I was happy with the efforts (bringing the image right back into LR as a 16bit TIF) It seemed that it was a better way to go.
However, Adobe has now rolled out there LR6/LR CC and with it comes a merge to HDR function, again, not leaving the program, but as a bonus, creating a DNG files (have no idea how they are doing that) but for me, looking the best alternative available. The scope there to pull detail from shadows and protects those highlights, while there to a decent degree already available, it opens a new avenue of exposure. (and for those that WISH to create those garish HDR images… go right ahead).
I think from now people may have a new appreciation for the dynamic range on offer (couple with better sensors as we move along)
I’ll endeavour to pop a sample up of what came be achieved, within 12 months I promise :)