Toward Minimalism via an Assessment of HDR

In addition to reading about great photographers, your visual philosophy can be formulated through considering the merits of various technical advancements. I will use an example from my own experience to further this point.

I have learned more about my own likes and dislikes by reading up on a genre of photography that I am not a great fan of: high dynamic range imaging, or as it is commonly known, HDR. I want to be clear that I am not anti-HDR—I just decided that it wasn’t for me. Interestingly, it was through the writings of HDR proponents that I came to understand that what I first took as a superficial choice on my part actually had much deeper roots.

They key thing about HDR, at least for the purposes ...

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