Let’s Understand HDR

How easily can we make High Dynamic Range images? If you watch this video you will be able to understand what is HDR and how we could make a one using Photoshop or any other graphic software.


The acronym HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and describes the technique in photos depict a higher contrast range. A bracketing of an average of 5 different photos of the same scene with different brightness are “merged” with software to make a photo.
The result is a photo with a higher contrast ratio (High Dynamic Range), saving more details and gradations in the shade or lights. Thus is (theoretically) almost nothing lost and the picture gets more depth. HDR provide a better look closer to what human eye sees everyday. Human eye can see wide range of contrast compare to modern digital cameras.

The HDR photography has many applications. Areas oflandscape photography, architectural photography and tourism has more advantages over HDR.

Some of the advantages in HDR

  • More details
  • More contrastthe mood and atmosphere is preserved
  • More realistic (if it is / “natural” done “right”)
  • More depth, almost 3-dimensional

Some of the disadvantages

  • You always need a tripod
  • Taking photo will take much longer
  • Moving subjects are very difficult to take

If you are new to photography, you always find a difficulty of capturing photo with proper exposure. Either because the bright area is too bright or dark areas are too dark. The two regions are simultaneously displayed correctly in a picture is often not possible. HDR solves that problem.