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The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros’ Hottest Post–Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition by Rafael “RC” Concepcion

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Nine. Project: Kena Part 2

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One of the things that I am really getting into with HDR is the exploration of HDR portraits. Generally, when someone talks about making high dynamic range pictures, they always talk about a litany of things that you should and shouldn’t do. Do shoot at a low ISO. Don’t shoot into the sky. Do shoot with a tripod. When it comes to portraits, you generally get one response: “Do not make HDRs of people. They look bad.”

A lot of the time, the problem is that HDR creates a very textured file. Those textures really wreak havoc on the face of a person. Unless you are a biker (mostly), this is not a good thing. That said, it ...

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