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Fabianfred Hdr Photo Challenge

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Hi All,

Congratulation 'fabianfred' well done. :)

Please choose a topic for our ' Photo Challenge #5'

Thanking you all for taking part in the Thai Landscape Challenge, shame that more members did not enter, could that have been because of the rain? :D

Yours truly,

Kan Win :D

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Thank you all for your votes.....

I would like to choose HDR for the next subject.....

If you have never done it......download the Photomatix program free...and post pix with the watermark showing is OK.

Tip... I usually shoot hand-held with my camera set to AE Bracket at One full f-stop so i get one under, and one over, and normal.

Photomatix will align pix for you........ best to use Aperture priority and have a fast shutter....using an exposure which alters the aperture can affect the DOF.

Also if you have an old pic which looks OK....but only one shot....then make a copy of it in windows explorer...and load the copy and original into Photomatix....it can still give nice results.....

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Congrats fabianfred, great pictures.

The challenges in order were:

1. Thai People

2. Thai Food

3. Dogs

Songkran (was not a Challenge) :D

4. Thai Landscapes

Interesting to see how HDR will be received as challenge #5. Personally I love messing around with HDR but feel that as a challenge topic it might be a bit limiting for some. I would suggest a topic that anyone with any camera would be able to shoot a pic and enter it into the 'Challenge' without having to learn new processes and download additional software. Pseudo HDR using single images is not technically HDR btw.

I jotted down a list of 'Challenge' ideas on the Landscape voting thread and left out some topics that would require additional hardware/software. Participation should be a lot better than it is in the challenges, I think that getting 'technical' would limit participation even further.

Of course the idea of the 'Challenges' is exactly that it should be a challenge. To learn new techniques and processes, to get out (or stay in) and take photos and exercise our creativity. Maybe a monthly 'Technical Challenge' would be a good idea for the more technically inspired among us? and choose topics for the normal challenges that would enable anyone to enter.

I'll repost the list of ideas I wrote as that thread is now closed.

Shapes

Colors

Emotions and Moods

Weather

Materials

Signs

Abstract

Panning

Sky

Street shots

Night shots

Geometry

Liquid

Decay

Flight

Black and White

Movement

Architectural

Shadows / Silhouettes

Portraits

Macros

Time

Numbers

Elements (Fire, Air, Earth and Water)

Technology

Action Shots

Transportation

Self Portraits

Death / Life

Lighting Forms - Natural, Neon, Candle ect.

Working

Broken

Lost

Old

Young

New

Antique

Body Parts

Looking Up / Down

Door / Window View

Groups

Alone

Power

Candid Shots

Human Senses - Touch, Sight, Smell, Taste and Hearing

Money and Finance

Hot / Cold

People & Professions

Congrats again. Looking forward to the next challenge :D

Edit// by Kan Win :)

Edited by Kan Win

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Thank you all for your votes.....

I would like to choose HDR for the next subject.....

If you have never done it......download the Photomatix program free...and post pix with the watermark showing is OK.

Tip... I usually shoot hand-held with my camera set to AE Bracket at One full f-stop so i get one under, and one over, and normal.

Photomatix will align pix for you........ best to use Aperture priority and have a fast shutter....using an exposure which alters the aperture can affect the DOF.

Also if you have an old pic which looks OK....but only one shot....then make a copy of it in windows explorer...and load the copy and original into Photomatix....it can still give nice results.....

I was looking forward to entering this next competition, that is until I read the subject...

..This poor old fella doesn't even know what HDR means, unless at a guess it is Harley Davidson Rider ??

If it is, can I claim an exemption and photograph my wife on her Honda Wave.?

Confused...... :)

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..This poor old fella doesn't even know what HDR means, unless at a guess it is Harley Davidson Rider ??

If it is, can I claim an exemption and photograph my wife on her Honda Wave.?

I just added a HDR section in the pinned topic. Questions & Answers

Looks like a lot of fun but also a bit intimidating.

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Thanks for that Tywais, now I know to wait for an easier subject.

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I understand that HDR is a bit of a challenge for the happy snappers...but the Photomatix software IS free....and it can turn some quite ordinary pix into something much better..... and no need to use anything like Photoshop.......

Even the pseudo HDR (tone-mapping) is easy and no need to mess with the many controls in a Photoshop program....with Photomatix it is just easy sliders ...to see the results instantly.

I love harleys too...so maybe we could make the subject Harleys (and their clones) and nothing older than a month..to get people out there snapping.... but then those stuck on the farm would complain too....

I know many here at TV are not actually in Thailand...so a Thai subject would be restricting too :)

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Here we are then - no idea what I'm doing but lets have a go

Canon G10 and a great deal of p*****g about in Photomatix and CS3 :)

1 shot ( this morning in Hua Hin) with exposure adjusted by 1.5 stops either way

p.s. V-Rod 1200 cc Harley Davidson

p.p.s I just realised that by using the tone mapping ONLY in the trial version of Photomatix (as I did) you don't get the watermarks!

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Hi 'fabianfred' and members.

I have decided to open a separeate thread for this type of Photography as it is a specialised topic and in my mind "why should our members who Kan not do a HDR suffer and wait unilt the next 'Challenge'".

'fabianfred' please set the rules, thank you. :)

Yours truly,

only here to help folks out. :D

Kan Win :D

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Here we are then - no idea what I'm doing but lets have a go

Canon G10 and a great deal of p*****g about in Photomatix and CS3 :)

1 shot ( this morning in Hua Hin) with exposure adjusted by 1.5 stops either way

p.s. V-Rod 1200 cc Harley Davidson

p.p.s I just realised that by using the tone mapping ONLY in the trial version of Photomatix (as I did) you don't get the watermarks!

Very nice too.... i do like the HDR images like this one which are 'subtle'...as well as the more easily recognised type.

good bit of steel there too.

Tip....tripod is best for most accurate images...and five exposures of 2+,1+,0,1-,2- gives the best possible range

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Also if you have an old pic which looks OK....but only one shot....then make a copy of it in windows explorer...and load the copy and original into Photomatix....it can still give nice results.....

This is against the Challenge Rules, hence 'Fabianfred HDR Photo Challenge' so Fred you set the rules please in your own Challenge. :)

Thanking you all.

Yours truly,

Kan Win :D

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Rules....!!!

I declare there are no rules...... no limit to the number of images........true HDR and pseudo (tone mapped) are allowed.

Fill ya boots!

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But surely one rule must still be 'All "Entries" must be your own photos'. :D

Yeeeees lets Rock and Roll :)

The Lake - Kanchanaburi (1 photo RAW)

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Wat Tum Sua Temple - Kanchanaburi (3 photos RAW)

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Bridge over the River Kwai (Khwae) (1 photo RAW)

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Tha last one totally over cooked I know, just tried something else. :D

Yours turly,

Kan Win :D

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