Comparing Chromatic Aberration and Sharpness in 5 HDR Programs

For HDR One’s comprehensive HDR reference manual, I’ve spent some time comparing the performances of some of the best HDR programs on the market. Today I looked at how well 5 different programs handled chromatic aberration and sharpness. Essentially, HDR software is famous for softening pixels and exaggerating CA....

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Facebook’s Failure for Page Owners and Fans

For years now, I’ve been an ardent fan of facebook. I’ve been happy with every change they’ve employed. I loved the new time line. More importantly, I have facebook to the thank for a decent amount of traffic to my sites, and for developing my reputation in the world of photography. Sadly, in recent months, and...

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Photography as emotions

For a while now I’ve adopted a concept of photography as a visual/emotional anchor. We look at images and don’t see them as a composite of light, or objectively study the subjects within. Instead, as we perceive the photo certain emotions arise, sometimes negative and sometimes positive. This really lends from a major...

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Realistic vs Surreal HDR – Is it important?

Sep 14, 12 Realistic vs Surreal HDR – Is it important?

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As photographers we inevitably have a style that is uniquely our own. Our tastes are influenced by a myriad of factors, most of which will remain unconscious to us. Conversely, there are people or styles that we consciously aspire to, or allow ourselves to be influenced by. We, as intelligent humans, know that there is no...

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How Long Should We Edit HDR Photos For?

Sep 07, 12 How Long Should We Edit HDR Photos For?

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As HDR photographers, editing our images is almost second nature to us. The majority of us feel that little tinge of excitement as we begin transferring the day’s images onto our hard drives. There’s usually a few photos of the many we may have taken that we can’t wait to run through the software. There may also be...

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How do we define HDR photography?

Aug 30, 12 How do we define HDR photography?

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A few days ago a stunning landscape shot appeared on my facebook news feed. When I see such wonderful works I like to invite the photographer to add their shot to our galleries. I asked if it was HDR, to which the photographer replied that he would never do HDR. In fact, his reply got a huge amount of Likes. Seemingly this...

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