Remember that post when I compared the basic tone-mapping results of HDR Efex Pro, Photomatix and HDR Expose? I talked about how difficult the brackets were. In fact, they were that bad because I was not planning on creating a HDR from them. Go figure that one out! At the time I shot the brackets, I changed lenses and was planning on shooting some small brackets just in-case I had a poor exposure. So really, the brackets aren’t meant for HDR but sometimes we have to challenge ourselves. So below is a download link. I am sharing my original, untouched DNG files. I want you to download them and process them as you would any other set of brackets. Then upload your results to your blog, Flickr or wherever. Share the link by commenting below. Challenge yourself to create a HDR from a set of really crummy brackets. Create a HDR from a set of brackets that were not intended to be a HDR. It may sound silly, but it really is a challenge.
I was handholding the camera when I took the photos. To top it off, there were moving people and vehicles in the scene. Ideally you want to photograph HDR brackets on a tripod. Having movement in the scene typically means letting the ghosting remain in the final product or spend a good amount of time in Photoshop by masking the ghosts out. – Photomatix, HDR Efex Pro and HDR Expose. Similar but different
Don’t forget, the brackets were handheld and there is a lot of movement going on. Think smart but be creative! Download Boston Bad Brackets Thanks for reading and happy processing, Scott I almost forgot. If you enjoy the idea of downloading other photographer’s brackets and comparing results make sure you join me and other photographers on the Facebook page, HDR Tennis.