My first attempt at HDR photography.

Mr Hahn

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I started with my E-P2 and Oly 9-18 lens on a Manfrotto tripod. I bracketed 3 shots 1ev apart and used a trial version of the Nik HDR Efex Pro plugin for Aperture 3.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56678159@N02/5266639316/" title="PC141236_HDR by Nate Hahn, on Flickr">View attachment 154280"640" height="480" alt="PC141236_HDR" /></a>

I then Used a trial version of the Nik Silver Efex plugin for Aperture 3 for this B&W conversion.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56678159@N02/5266654478/" title="PC141236_HDR by Nate Hahn, on Flickr">View attachment 154281"640" height="480" alt="PC141236_HDR" /></a>

Thanks for looking,

-Nate
 

Mr Hahn

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Thanks for the replies, I read a tutorial after I took this that told me bracketing 2ev is prefered, so I'll be trying this again along with other shots. One thing I've found is that HDR generates noise very easily and I may need to invest in good noise reduction software if I really get into HDR.

-Nate
 

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Which Nik will be happy to sell you as well ;)

If you do buy it you can get the complete collection from Amazon for LightRoom discounted which has their HDR plug-in (down-loadable when you register) and noise-reduction plug-in along with several others.
 

Brian G

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I've also just started to get some experience with HDR, via Photomatix Pro 4.

You're on the money on the noise comment - I've seen it recommended that in RAW conversions, you turn off all sharpening and any other adjustments that can contribute to a gain in noise. This seems to help.

If you do some web searches, there are some good tutorials on use of HDR, the one that stick in my mind is from stuckincustoms.com.

There is also a site called HDRspotting, which features examples of HDR images from a variety of photographers.
 

Wasabi Bob

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Looks great!

Looks great for your 1st attempt - certainly better than mine!
Check out my Flickr page from link below. I'm shooting lots of HDR these days.
I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Happy Holidays
 
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