This afternoon I was bored in my room so I decided to start to learn how to create high dynamic range photos.
What is high dynamic range photos?
“The intention of HDRI is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.” (from wikipedia)
The main task is to take (at least three) equals pictures (better if raw, but it works also with jpeg) with only different exposure levels ( usually +3 EV, 0 EV and -3 EV, but you can choose your own settings) and combine it with particular software.
I started to use qtpfsgui that help you to align photos, combine with various techniques and obtain your HDR result. To be sure today I used it like monkey user: I got all default settings. After alignment I adjusted Tonemapping and I chose only mantiuk algorithm by trying to change saturation.
Here my results:
Puppets in England
My old street
Not so bad but not yet good 🙂