When looking at HDR, you have two basic parts: the camera and the monitor, or display. In the monitor, you need to be able to display the range of material that is presented to the monitor, not just make things brighter with no greater resolution. HDR is all about being able to show the data that used to get rolled off in the camera's knee — all of the specular highlights — and to increase the dynamic range. In the camera, the goal is to get more F-stops, meaning wider dynamic range with more data in that dynamic range.
Steve Holmes begins his new webinar, “All You Ever Wanted to Know About HDR But Were Afraid to Ask,” with this introduction to HDR and goes on to describe in much greater detail the aspects of HDR that make for better images. He moves from the general into more specific explanations, guiding viewers to a much greater understanding of HDR, the industry’s different concepts of HDR, standards work related to HDR, and how to make HDR images look their best.
For further tips on working with HDR, check out Leader’s HDR white paper too!