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Weekly #634 HDR Competition

Posted 02/09/2019 - 12:47 Link
I'm really not sure what the judge is expecting for this given HDR is a processing technique rather than a subject in itself. HDR can be used to make a contrasty subject look quite normal, HDR doesn't have to be used to create one of those goudy obviously overdone HDR'd shots. I simply don't understand the requirement for this competiition.
John K
vic cross
Posted 02/09/2019 - 13:57 Link
John. HDR isn't just a processing technique the K1 at least has it built in and can be shot straight from the camera with anything up to 3 stops either side. I'm not sure about any other models though.????.
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Posted 02/09/2019 - 14:08 Link
Thanks Vic I appreciate that. The competition brief doesn't suggest doing that but to use an underexposed image. Is what's wanted a gaudy over saturated HDR image or something that looks quite normal? The brief doesn't make that clear at all. HDR doesn't have to look like it's HDR if processed subtly!
John K
Posted 02/09/2019 - 14:55 Link
Reading through the requirements, I interpret them as simply wanting an HDR image, the subject being open. My soft focus competition was also a technique, any subject, and I'd approach this one in the same way.

HDR can be many things of course, sometimes just a means of getting a huge dynamic range down into something that can be reproduced. Or, at its gaudy best, something quite grotesque!
Best regards, John
Posted 02/09/2019 - 16:28 Link
Thanks for your thoughts John.
John K

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