I'm usually very skeptical about HDR art, as I feel that it's capable to make or break a photograph. I was always hesitant to use this particular function on my Casio Exilim ZR20, but on my recent trip to Tioman with my colleagues, I found the right HDR moments to capture. I think HDR is best when used on subject with structure and details as it enhances the fine lines of the subject in the photo. I now love using HDR for landscape, waterscape, and other non-facial things to make it look a tad bit surreal! Have you used HDR before? Just don't use it on face, unless you like the old person with wrinkles and grey hair look. Check out these pics I took in Tioman using the HDR Art function on the Casio Exilim ZR20 in different levels.
Check out this tree in NORMAL mode:
Same tree in HDR ART MODE LEVEL 1:
Same tree in HDR ART MODE LEVEL 2:
Same tree in HDR ART MODE LEVEL 3:
Here's a photo of a view from our apartment suite in Berjaya Resort in NORMAL MODE:
Here's in HDR ART LEVEL 3:
So I went on a HDR finger-trigger happy and took these random shots while we were chillin' out at the beach!
I know I'm still scared of using HDR on faces, especially mine (cause I'm scared all my pores, zits and wrinkles would be visible to the world in High Definition) but I think with enough practice, you would be as good as David Hill!
Check out some of his photos in HDR that I love! Do you think you can do it too?
He even shot for big time Hollywood celebrities like G-Unit, Three 6 Mafia, Chris Brown, Gym Class Heroes, Dax Shepard and Shaun White just to name a few!
Aren't these inspiring? I'm sure my tiny little Casio Exilim ZR20 can do something like this too! I just need some practice, concept and maybe a little bit of photoshop to start with! ;)
Maybe I should try it with my outfit photos first! What say you?