Wednesday, July 30, 2008

HDR Photography - Link Compilation - Update (July 30 2008)

What is HDR Photography?

From wikipedia,

HDR or high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of exposures (the range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. {...} This method was developed to produce a high dynamic range image from a set of photographs taken with a range of exposures. With the rising popularity of digital cameras and easy-to-use desktop software, the term "HDR" is now popularly used to refer to this process.

So, you basically take 3 (or more) pictures of the same scene with different exposures, and run them through Open Source or Commercial HDR software.

The images resulting from this process are truly stunning!



Below is a bunch of links that I have found on this topic.
I'll add more links as I find them!

-= Articles on HDR =-

Hack A Day Article on HDR
HDR in Photoshop CS2
How to Create Professional HDR Images
The Grumpy Editor's guide to HDR with Linux
HDR Labs - From AlexInsideMedia

-= Tools =-

pfstools - Open source
qtpfsgui - Open source with windows support.
Photomatix - This is a commercial product that costs 99$ US. The results from this software is amazing.
PFScalibration package - Open source photometric calibration

-= Books =-

Practical HDRI - From AlexInsideMedia

1 Comment:

AlexInsideMedia said...

Here is another great resource:
http://hdrlabs.com

Also Jack Howard's new book:
http://www.rockynook.com/books/1-933952-32-6.html