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The Joys of HDR Photography

I have just started experimenting with HDR photography. For those who don’t know what this is, it stands for High Dynamic Range. Although I have been interested in photography for quite a while, I never heard of this until I joined the Carrick Camera Club. I heard the acronym but initially thought it was for some sort of Hard Disk Recorder. But beware – watch out for there HDR hole. The HDR Hole refers to people who HDR everything !

I have a Fuji S7000 and in fully manual mode, I found the auto-bracketing setup … but only when I went looking for it. I had never read the manual in full, and if I did come across the auto bracketing setup, I probably didn’t know what it was used for. Having seen some photos on Flickr that did use HDR, I was unaware that this technique had been used, and started blaming the camera. I was going to switch to a Canon D450 or similar, but I think I will stick with the Fuji for a while longer.

First Attempts
My First HDR attempts are not bad and these can bee seen on my Flickr Account – I have included a nice widget which links nicely into my Flickr photos, so please feel free to have a look.

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