Tag: Dynamic

High Dynamic Range (HDR): A Useful Photographic Tool

There is some controversy about using HDR. This stems from the presentation of some HDR images done badly and the somewhat difficult processing of the image for the average photographer to get the desired results. Photo by Justin Kern. The human eye can adjust to deep shadows and overly bright light quite quickly. The perception […]

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Dynamic symmetry: The genius of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s composition

Breaking down the composition of one of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most famous images. Photo: Magnum Photos, screenshot from video Henri Cartier-Bresson—the father of modern day street photography and master of the candid shot—was obsessive about the ‘geometry’ in his photographs. And in this two-part educational series, photographer Tavis Leaf Glover dives into some of Bresson’s best-known […]

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Canon 6D Mark II dynamic range falls behind modern APS-C cameras

We’ve reported in recent years how Canon’s newer sensor designs have started to close the dynamic range gap, compared with chips from the likes of Sony and Toshiba. Dynamic range isn’t everything, of course: Canon’s Dual Pixel sensors have brought advances in live view and video autofocus that for many people will be every bit […]

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Sony a9: all that speed appears to have dynamic range cost

The Sony a9 is a powerhouse of technology, particularly when it comes to speed and autofocus. But does its image quality stack up? We’ve taken an initial look at Raw and JPEG image quality and have come away impressed, but how does the a9 stack up in terms of dynamic range? At the recent launch […]

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New High-Speed Camera From NASA Captures Incredible Dynamic Range of Rocket Test

Trying to capture a rocket test using a high-speed camera requires some specialty equipment. Trying to capture that footage with enough dynamic range to see the detail in the plume and in the booster required NASA to develop a whole new camera. Watch this latest footage from a new camera NASA developed to capture a […]

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How to Use the Full Dynamic Range of Your Camera

Suppose you have read somewhere that the dynamic range of your camera at a certain ISO setting is 11 stops. And here comes the immediate question – how can one use such a treasure to its full potential? Optimal exposure for RAW is the answer. But now we need to explain what we mean when […]

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