HDR Explained in Quick, Informative Video

Obviously this video and post isn’t for the advanced HDR photographer, but even if you have a good understanding of what High Dynamic Range is or how to capture it, you’ll probably find one or two tidbits of very interesting information in this short video by Techquickie.

In the four and half minutes you should actually watch (the last minute forty-five is pretty much just an ad for their sponsor, Shutterstock) he covers the basics of dynamic range, what HDR is, when one should use it and, perhaps most importantly, the fact that HDR is often NOT called for.

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Check it out to get your education on today, and when you’re done, drop us a line in the comments with a link to your favorite HDR image.

Oh, also worth noting, if you hate HDR with the fiery passion of a thousand suns and think that it is always unanimously a technique used by Nazis who kill baby seals on the weekends… maybe this comment section isn’t for you?

(via Lifehacker)

  • Tyler Magee

    Everyone should go on youtube and look at the comment by

    then facepalm

  • Lois Bryan

    @ Tyler Magee … facepalm initiated. it’s hopeless.

  • Uncle Wig

    I’ll keep my feelings about HDR to myself, but Mr. Techquickie is so annoying and obnoxious that I’d rather have my teeth pulled than watch that entire video.

  • Mike

    I facepalmed so hard, I now have brain damage. I’ll sue him for that.

  • UHU

    His videos are like the HDR of Tutorials – overly saturated, slightly incorrect and popular like velvet paintings.

  • Sarpent

    Was that an ad for shutterstock?