1. jamielov's Avatar
    Assuming I am doing most shooting in "auto" mode. I realized I had my camera set to "HDR" always on. The choices are auto, on, or off. Is there a rule of thumb I can follow? Most pictures I take are either hockey events or concerts. Not much on landscapes or far away shots. Wasnt sure how to get best possible outcomes, esp with my concert photos, where the lights can get a little challenging.
    06-24-2015 09:17 AM
  2. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I usually keep HDR on, I seem to be one of the people that like how the pictures turn out with it. I like the mild effect it has, because it's not 'real' HDR.

    I would say mess around with it and take pics with and without it as events and such. I often do that and pick out which ones look best. If you get really good at manual mode, then you'll get the best pics out of that.
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    06-24-2015 12:40 PM
  3. sswitzer's Avatar
    I usually keep HDR on, I seem to be one of the people that like how the pictures turn out with it. I like the mild effect it has, because it's not 'real' HDR.

    I would say mess around with it and take pics with and without it as events and such. I often do that and pick out which ones look best. If you get really good at manual mode, then you'll get the best pics out of that.
    I'll try that for a while -- good to hear you've been having luck with the HDR On when using auto.
    06-24-2015 02:03 PM
  4. sswitzer's Avatar
    I usually keep HDR on, I seem to be one of the people that like how the pictures turn out with it. I like the mild effect it has, because it's not 'real' HDR.

    I would say mess around with it and take pics with and without it as events and such. I often do that and pick out which ones look best. If you get really good at manual mode, then you'll get the best pics out of that.
    I just took this photo with auto and HDR On. Notice how the light from the skylights didn't make the wood disappear.
    Attached Thumbnails help with when to use HDR camera settings?-1435182989351.jpg  
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    06-24-2015 04:56 PM
  5. sswitzer's Avatar
    I just took this photo with auto and HDR On. Notice how the light from the skylights didn't make the wood disappear.
    And one more auto plus hdr... No odd light, and the photo is still nice.
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    06-24-2015 05:00 PM
  6. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    And one more auto plus hdr... No odd light, and the photo is still nice.
    nice.. Is it working out for you, you think?
    06-24-2015 05:10 PM
  7. sswitzer's Avatar
    nice.. Is it working out for you, you think?
    I think so, yes. I'll post back if there are any photos with HDR On that are really lacking.
    06-24-2015 05:28 PM
  8. sswitzer's Avatar
    One more set of photos. Both are using auto, with the first one HDR On and the second HDR Off. Notice how the HDR
    • took away the glare from the roof of the Mustang,
    • took away the glare from the road, and
    • brought back some of the colour of the red truck (my truck, by the way, full of garden refuse.)

    help with when to use HDR camera settings?-20150624_155326_hdr.jpghelp with when to use HDR camera settings?-20150624_155438.jpg
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    06-24-2015 06:06 PM
  9. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    One more set of photos. Both are using auto, with the first one HDR On and the second HDR Off. Notice how the HDR
    • took away the glare from the roof of the Mustang,
    • took away the glare from the road, and
    • brought back some of the colour of the red truck (my truck, by the way, full of garden refuse.)

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    This is a reason why iPhones take such great pics, I've noticed ALL of my friends with iPhones always have HDR on. It seems like it comes like that automatically but it makes a lot of the colors pop or seem less washed out. In this case, the various glares are a nice touch.
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    06-24-2015 06:20 PM
  10. wassct's Avatar
    HDR is typically for pics where you want high contrast. I like to use it for a blue sky pic with trees in the background etc. Personal preference, use what looks better to you.

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    06-24-2015 06:32 PM
  11. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I just took this photo with auto and HDR On. Notice how the light from the skylights didn't make the wood disappear.
    I wouild say, from my udnerstanding, that is a good example of a shot where HDR helps. Also, a portrait with bright light behind the subject.

    Motion may be tricky with HDR.
    06-24-2015 11:17 PM

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