« on: August 11, 2011, 02:49:38 PM »
Yay to HDR... why not?
Its a tool like any other tool..., like a knife can be used to feed a family or do harm to someone... its just a tool. Don't hate the tool.
You can hate some of the food prepared by some people, and thats ok.
Standard Camera scan capture +/- 6EV's while some interior Shots require +/-14-18EV's, so it has it's place, there's legit reasons to have it.
A few years ago, PS was thought of as "Cheating" by the Pros, now the ones that don't use it are a minority, now they say HDR is cheating... I think it is just a phase.
Like someone the other day was lecturing me on how each shot should be perfect without the need for HDR... kind of reminded me of my school teacher that would not let us use calculators...
People dislike things that they know less about and also things that take away a competancy they have. With HDR, hobbyists can sometimes take spectacular shots... stuff before only Pros could do.
The playing field "spread" is lessened by HDR I feel, but in no way am I saying that Hobbyists can shoot as well as pros.
I agree with the comment made above that some people overdo things sometimes, I think once it gets more mainstream and maturity sets in, everyone will grow and Photography as a whole will be richer.