HDR: My way?

Many people asked me how I did my HDR.

Before I answer that, let me say that my HDR work is far from the quality of other great people. I recommend you guys to google around & you’ll see a lot of great work. And I also recommend everyone to read Dalzine’s post at HDR Flickr Group.

How I do it? No one standard setting. None! Just adjust all possibilities. Seriously no secret of how I did them all. Just google for the howto. So many webs or blogs share their techniques. I am using Photomatix & Photoshop. Noiseware plugin to remove noise. However below are few of my tips:

  1. Only good picture produce good HDR.
  2. Plan for HDR. HDR is not accidental.
  3. Not every scene or moment can be HDRed.
  4. Low exposed photo produces a lot of noise.
  5. Multiple exposure produce better HDR than single-pseudo HDR.
  6. Tripod is your best friend. You can burst your shots, but it won’t able to beat those shot with tripod.
  7. First & last exposure should not be too extreme i.e. total black & total white. Don’t waste exposure.
  8. Know your camera well.
  9. Keep on looking other people HDR & adjust yours accordingly.
  10. Too much (of any setting) is usually not good. Avoid the halo around subjects.
  11. Don’t get discourage when received comments from those who hate HDR.
  12. Keep on trying. I am myself is far away from good in HDR.
  13. Some may look un-natural, but beautiful is beautiful.

(A HDR from single raw of my P&S)

Good luck guys.


  1. Azri April 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    thanx doc..

  2. shahreen April 19, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    thanks a lot for sharing this information doc…really2 appreciate it…

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