HDR Imaging

When I first wrote about High Dynamic Range Imaging in 2005, it was used more in CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) for controlling lighting effects than in photography.

Within a couple of years it was being used experimentally by a wide range of photographers eager to explore its ability to create hitherto impossible imagery. This is still a relatively new technology and we can expect more progress in techniques and tools. Nevertheless, it is tailor-made for several types of low light photography, including interiors with bright views out and bright city lighting. Both of these situations have huge dynamic ranges. I touched briefly on dynamic range on pages 1819, but here it’s important to distinguish between low and high. These are ...

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