HDR VS HDDR (MY STYLE)
PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT THE HDDR
Kursus Fotografi – Happy Sunday! Today, I will give an example of my new secret photography technique called the HDDR (High Definition Dynamic Range). This is the optimization of the ordinary HDR (High Dynamic Range) post processing which more than often too hard and dirty. I have learned the HDR method for the last 4 years but I cannot find my self satisfy with the result. At the other hand, my family always complained about the HDR photo. So, I got trapped in my frustration year. I loss my confidence in photography. One day, God helps me to get an inspiration through my wife about how to make a totally different HDR photo with a crystal clear and soft photo. She has a great eye to give critiques over the years and believe me we always need a negative critique and not a compliment. From that day, I did hundreds research and development into my post processing skills and finally arrived at certain level that people love my photographs.
THE MAIN DIFFERENTIAL
Recently people ask me about the major differential between my HDDR compare to the HDR. Basically, both of them are same. HDDR uses the tone mapping just like the HDR did. The HDDR is the next level of post processing after you combine the multiple exposures photos. We recompose the lighting, colors, and make sure there is no HALO around the object edge. In HDDR, the we want a crystal clear photo and never be a surreal. Every part of the object get relatively same lighting and color weight and this technique will bring our photos to the border between a photograph and a painting, but it is still in the photograph area but with 3D sensation. HDDR plays with your right brain and the main philosophy is manipulate your brain with lighting. We want to make the viewer feel there, at the location.
Kursus Fotografi – Let see the original photo – HDR – and the HDDR
At the photo above, the camera couldn’t make a differentiation between the high and low exposure. Therefore, I have to choose which object will be exposed perfectly. There is too wide dynamic range between the sky (Highlight) and the rock (Shadow). We need the high dynamic range exposure.
HDR POST PROCESSING
The photo above is a HDR photo processed with 7 exposures photos. The main problem is its dirtiness and the unbalance of lights and colors. Many people stuck in this situation. Some feel unsatisfied, but the others feel happy! I was the unsatisfied one until I develop my new secret technique called, the HDDR (High Definition Dynamic Range).
MY HDDR FINAL PHOTO