Chat: Monthly competition january - hdr
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31-01-13, 01:17 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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That's a good way of looking at it Harry. It does seem to be open to interpretation by people though.
Well when digital, or I should say decent digital cameras came into being, back end of last century HDR as such didn't exist, so we would manually blend several images in Photoshop. The aim of all this was to show detail in shadow and highlights.
Someone then developed a program to automatically blend several photos. Hence HDR was born.
Tone Mapping was something that was developed later and is really nothing to do with HDR though admittedly it's now incorporated in most HDR software programs.
I guess what as happened is relatively recent newcomers to photography see the two methods incorporated in one package and automatically assume both are actually part and parcel of the same thing.
I guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist as I've been into photography longer than most of you have existed
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