Sunday, July 5, 2009

Why not HDR?

The digital camera is capable of great photography.

The problem is that the photo sensor is not as capable as the human eye.

When we look at a scene with highlights and shadows our eyes are able to adjust to both, allowing us to view the entire scene with great detail.

Even though a few of my Fuji cameras are equipped with the super CCD sensor that is capable of capturing great detail in the shadows and highlights, there are limits to even what they are capable of.

Enter the world of HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Here we are able to capture a range of photos with normal exposures, over exposures and under exposures. These are then blended together by a dedicated software that creates a photograph with all of the proper exposures both in the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows.

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