HDR Dilemma


I have always wanted to make HDR images, but I do not know what would make a good subject for HDR. Please help!
Zaeem Lakdawala, Bengaluru, via email

This story was originally published in August 2014.

While you can make HDRs practically anywhere, there are a few considerations that you need to keep in mind. Firstly, you need to ask yourself whether you are going to be shooting indoors or outdoors. Interior locations such as churches, ornate halls, an antique shop or even an interesting car park can look wonderful in HDR.

Landscapes, exterior shots of architecture, relfections, automobiles all lend themselves to good outdoor HDR images. It is best if there are no moving subjects in your frame and if the sky has nice clouds.

Ultimately, what you need to remember is that the HDR technique is not just limited to helping you make dramatic images—you can use it to simply get more detail. This is especially important when your camera does not have a large enough dynamic range.

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