Six. Demystifying HDR


High dynamic range (HDR) imaging can be confusing, frustrating, interesting, amazing, and unfairly judged all at the same time. It can also be wildly useful for UrbEx photography. Love it or hate it, HDR has a purpose, and having it in your toolbox of photo editing skills certainly won’t hurt.

What Is HDR?

In its most basic form, HDR is a post-processing technique used to enhance the detail in the shadows and highlights of an image.


I don’t claim to know everything about HDR. The aspects that are covered in this book are based on my personal experiences. If you’d like to learn everything you would ever want to know ...

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