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Discuss Photography over Coffee (Topic: High Dynamic Range)

Let's meet for coffee, etcetera, and talk about photography. This month's topic will be High Dynamic Range or HDR.

Let's get together and discuss the concepts and techniques behind high dynamic range (HDR) photography, a technique used to create images that have a wider range between the lightest and darkest areas of a scene than a digital camera can typically capture. Some of the topics we can explore as a group are:

  • Understanding how the image sensor detects shadows
  • Capturing a broader dynamic range
  • Knowing when to use HDR
  • Finding good HDR subject matter
  • Using gradient masks to improve dynamic range
  • Dealing with ghosting
  • Reducing noise and correcting chromatic aberrations
  • Handling HDR images that seem flat
  • Combining HDR and LDR (low dynamic range)
  • Creating an HDR time lapse

I'll bring printed copies of the listed topics. We can choose which ones to discuss as a group.

Hope you to see there!


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  • Phillip G.

    Great discussion and excellent prep by Nidhi. Thanks!

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Nidhi

      Thank YOU for demonstrating how HDR works!

      September 16, 2013

  • Diane P.

    Very much enjoyed the conversation and seeing everyone. Thank you! Diane

    3 · September 15, 2013

  • cathy k

    Yet another enjoyable and informative discussion. Thanks again Nidhi for organizing this!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Shirley

    Another great discussion meetup -- lively and informative. Special thank yous to Cathy and Phillip for sharing their photos and to the other HDR experts for sharing so much knowledge. Thank you Nidhi.

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Sue

    Should I join this meet up since I'm just the beginner.

    September 8, 2013

    • Nidhi

      Absolutely! I'm a beginner too... :-)

      September 8, 2013

  • Robert L.

    I really would like to attend but I have a work related meeting at 9-10 am. I will change it if I can. Is it possible to get a brief description of each topic? Will this information be on the handout? If so can you scan it and email me a copy of it? I would like to learn know how to do HDR.

    September 8, 2013

  • Katie D

    I am RSVPing yes at the moment. I have to find out if my book club is meeting the same day. If it is I will have to change my RSVP to no.

    September 2, 2013

  • Shiva S.

    Looking forward to meeting you

    August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nidhi, Are we meeting at 9:00 am or 10:00 am?

    August 26, 2013

    • Nidhi

      Good catch! I've updated to 9 a.m.

      August 26, 2013

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