Messing with photo editing - Comments & Tips welcome

RGUN

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I think I prefer the original in all cases. I'm guessing my camera doesnt produce nice enough RAW images for this type editing. They look too noisy now right?

Any tips are welcome

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So do you agree that the originals look better?
 

halik

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Those aren't made from real/bracketed pictures, right? You just blew up the brightness in photoshop and then tried to merge into hdr?

In any case, the idea of HDR is to show an image that's impossible to catch on one exposure setting; none of your shots have anything that would require HDR... unless your goal is to reveal the contents of your garage.
 

Demon-Xanth

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Originally posted by: halik
Those aren't made from real/bracketed pictures, right? You just blew up the brightness in photoshop and then tried to merge into hdr?

In any case, the idea of HDR is to show an image that's impossible to catch on one exposure setting; none of your shots have anything that would require HDR... unless your goal is to reveal the contents of your garage.

I believe the effect he was going for was one which people have used HDR to get pictures of vehicles to look like oil paintings.

Examples:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com...7264517_78dec41766.jpg
http://www.digitalcameratracke.../2006/10/hdr-truck.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com...0602835_eebcd15f97.jpg
 

RGUN

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Originally posted by: halik
Those aren't made from real/bracketed pictures, right? You just blew up the brightness in photoshop and then tried to merge into hdr?

In any case, the idea of HDR is to show an image that's impossible to catch on one exposure setting; none of your shots have anything that would require HDR... unless your goal is to reveal the contents of your garage.

The originals are RAW image files that were put into software that creates an HDR image. My intention was to try to create something unique that almost looked like a render or painting like Demon-Xanth mentioned. The contents of the garage was purely a bonus capture.

 

halik

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Originally posted by: RGUN
Originally posted by: halik
Those aren't made from real/bracketed pictures, right? You just blew up the brightness in photoshop and then tried to merge into hdr?

In any case, the idea of HDR is to show an image that's impossible to catch on one exposure setting; none of your shots have anything that would require HDR... unless your goal is to reveal the contents of your garage.

The originals are RAW image files that were put into software that creates an HDR image. My intention was to try to create something unique that almost looked like a render or painting like Demon-Xanth mentioned. The contents of the garage was purely a bonus capture.

Right but did you do a bracketed exposure shoot? +2 +1 0 -1 -2 etc.