New HDR

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    Looking like my friends are a nervous in this but, not too bad...peace out!

    enjoy thursday night now, left a masterpiece

    enjoy,

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    Goodness gracious.

    Sorry, but this sort of processing is terrible. I would avoid it at all costs.
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    OMG, this is hideous. You're just fooling around, right?

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    Wink

    I'm tires of people being so mean, I sorry Im not as good as some of you. Please help me.

    I'm new to HDR, and photography. I also suffers from slight autism and my peer say my work is good. Getting better is key

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    Not doing what you call "HDR" on photographs of people is key. Unless of course, Janus is right, and it is just a joke... which we hope so... but even if, it's getting old. If you want help, take pictures, and delete this program you're using to ruin them.
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    xiuxiu,


    You'll always have to expect criticism with complements. I would agree hdr on people can be quite horrible to them.
    In general hdr takes away shadow and adds detail which is great for things like still life and landscapes. When used with people as the main subject it likely will not process well.
    The reason.......light and shadow and softness in the right spots make people look sexy or sad or helpless......what ever emotion you are trying to get across. When you take these things away from people shots they can be very harsh and unflattering........critics will comment.

    How about posting the original shot and asking how other people may process to see what their idea might be. You could post your example at the same time to compare.
    Or just taking a break from hdr for a minute and concentrating on just making the image.......You must learn the whole process.

    Sorry you were offended by the others here but you should take that as a challenge to improve not to give up.

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    I agree I've tried HDR on people and it just doesn't do their skins justice.

    Here is some reading from a well respected HDR photographer and he offers 7 tips for HDR...

    HDR tips

    I certianly hope this helps. Read his website, there are great tips for HDR on it.
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    I have to admit, it might make a good halloween prank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konstantkarma View Post


    I have to admit, it might make a good halloween prank.
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    I hope I'll be able to adequately express what I'm thinking...here goes.

    I'm all about exploring, experimenting, and trying new styles and techniques. And, often our first tries at something fail; we learn through experience. Heavens only knows, I've had some really, really bad experiments; ones that after I stepped back and looked later I wished I had never gone that direction. I do know that practice, trial and error, further researching a technique, listening to what others say will help one learn and grow.

    Regarding this particular image, I agree with the others that you have selected the wrong processing technique for this image. And, making a general statement, I agree that HDR more than likely is not best used on people. However...rules are made to be broken. What HDR program are you using? Can you adjust the sliders to remove the "dirty" look to the skin tones? Can you adjust the opacity to tone down the overall effect. I think the effect you are showing us in this image is way to heavy. Have the girls in the image seen the image, and what is their reaction? Do they find the image fun? flattering?

    Do you have an image that is "less of a snapshot" and more of a posed high fashion look? It's possible that you can take what you've learned from this image and put it to more effective use in another image.

    Based on your prior posts, I feel that you are sincerely interested in learning. As I think someone else said, keep shooting, learn the basics first, and over time develop your own style. I know I personally love it when someone says to me about my images "You have your own style."


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