Scott Johnson

High Dynamic Range Imaging

A few days ago, I had not ever heard of High Dynamic Range Imaging, or HDR for short. When I saw an example, I knew I had to try it out. I first found out that the file format for these special images is wide open. It seems that Industrial Light & Magic created this format and open sourced the code to work with it. I found two excellent resources for studying up on HDR. And most importantly, I found Photomatix, which is the software for creating HDR images. I have barely scraped the surface of HDR, but I do have a sample image ready to go. I'm seeing the potential for a lot of fun photos with HDR. And apparently, there are a lot of great examples out on Flickr.