Today’s Warm Up: Trey Ratcliff’s HDR Photography

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Photographer Trey Ratcliffe can be attributed with starting the High Dynamic Range (HDR) phenomenon. As you scroll down the page, check out the examples of the different kinds of HDR image Trey took. Then answer the questions below.

What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade? How do these look different from other images? How do you think they created this effect? What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography? Why would anyone want to do this? Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?

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22 thoughts on “Today’s Warm Up: Trey Ratcliff’s HDR Photography”

  1. The color is very heightened and I can see the viberance was focused on a lot. The photos look dream like and very fantasyish. The photographers used color and turned it up to make it look the way it does. People may take these type of photos because they’re very beautiful and the catch the viewers eyes at least those who love color expressing the photos.

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  2. When I look at these photos I believe that the colors are very beautiful and rich looking and the shade of the photos look amazing in these photos. I think that the color of these images are more rich and cool looking. and the lighting of the photos are just that amazing and really cool to look at. I think that the photographer had to use a special tactic to create some of these photos and to get them the way they are. Maybe the photographer could have put people into these types of images to see what they look like. I think the reason why somebody would do this because maybe they want to do different things that normal photographer don’t usually do. I think the reason why somebody would love the HDR affect because everything would just look better than the standard photo and I think the reason why somebody would not like it because every photographer has a different taste on what they want to do.

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  3. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    The color is more bright, the shading is more noticeable, and it just looks completely real.

    How do these look different from other images?
    They are completely in focus, you can see everything clear and it just looks really HD.

    How do you think they created this effect?
    Combining multiple images and messing with the effects.

    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    Cities, Nature, things where there is a lot going on.

    Why would anyone want to do this?
    The effects look really cool, and it shows more because everything is in focus.

    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    Yes, either you like it or love it. Some people like the look of having parts of an image out of focus and parts in focus.

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  4. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade? The color is fairly vibrant and loud!

    How do these look different from other images? They look like they are far more creative and they have more personality to them.

    How do you think they created this effect? With HDR!

    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?Photos with lots of colors and also things that have an aspect of reflection or shadow.

    Why would anyone want to do this?To make an image stand out from the norm.

    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not? Yeah it brings the photo more emotional.

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  5. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade? their are a lot of lights.
    How do these look different from other images? most pictures have a lot of reflection.
    How do you think they created this effect? using something right by water.
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography? colorful images
    Why would anyone want to do this? cause it looks cool and beautiful
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not? maybe some people like less colorful images, or more of black and white, but when the pictures are colorful they pick up my mood.

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  6. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    -I notice that the colors are brighter and more vibrant

    How do these look different from other images?
    -They have colors brighter than other photos

    How do you think they created this effect?
    -By taking multiple photos at different exposures and take shadows and highlights from them and putting them into one

    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    -Streets, nature shots

    Why would anyone want to do this?
    -Because when its all said and done with the right image it turns out really cool

    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    -I do see why people could love it or hate it, I think that its either a hit or miss depending on the person

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  7. The first thing I notice about these photos is how detailed, high in contrast, and bright they are. This makes them look quite amazing.

    These look different from other photos as they appear to be more detailed, more layered, and better exposured.

    The photographer took multiple photos at different exposures, then layered them on top of each other to achieve these photos.

    City skylines and forests make amazing subjects for HDR photography, as there are so many shapes, lights, and objects to photograph.

    I would like to do this as it would make my photos look better and more professional.

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  8. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    -The colors are vibrant and the shade is colorful.
    How do these look different from other images?
    -The colors pop out and there are more colors in it than a regular photo.
    How do you think they created this effect?
    -HDR mode or High/Low Exposure.
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    -Buildings with lights, stadiums, nature (the sun).
    Why would anyone want to do this?
    -To stand out from other photographers and other photos.
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    -Yes, some people like the vibrancy of the colors and some think that the colors just make the image too hectic to look at.

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  9. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    ~ color is very vibrant and there isnt alot of room for shade cause the images are so bright

    How do these look different from other images?
    ~ they have way more contrast than other images and they are more vibrant

    How do you think they created this effect?
    ~ photo shop

    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    ~ nature photos , long range images

    Why would anyone want to do this?
    ~ because it looks pretty and is more interesting to look at

    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    ~ yes, some may love it because they make something amazing and some may not because its hard to do

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  10. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    -Really vibrant colors
    How do these look different from other images?
    -They are slightly blurred, yet show much higher detail than normal.
    How do you think they created this effect?
    -By taking 3 or 5 images, and blending them together.
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    -looks of high detail subjects, with different colors.
    Why would anyone want to do this?
    -Gives a image where u can see lots of details, and small features.
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    -yeah, if can give images that look melted or painted, but can also give images full of vibrant color and details.

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  11. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    The shade and color are so much more in depth than a traditional photo.

    How do these look different from other images?
    These pictures look a lot more surreal than most pictures. As if they pulled out the place and time they took the images and put it into a camera.

    How do you think they created this effect?
    Bridge

    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    Something with a lot of detail

    Why would anyone want to do this?
    To show lots of detail in their work.

    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    Some people may not like it because it is not one photo but multiple photos in one. Or just simply because they cant or dont know how to take hdr.

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  12. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    It uses a lot of brighter color.
    How do these look different from other images?
    in some he uses darker color to bring your eye to the focus.
    How do you think they created this effect?
    leading lines.
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    land scrapes and reflections.
    Why would anyone want to do this?
    To make a palest image for the eyes.
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    Yes

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  13. All the colors in these photos are very vibrant mostly all contrast with each other they almost look fake. to do this they would have needed to use lots of Photoshop. Pictures with lots of lights and dark places withe contrasting colors would be perfect to replicate this look

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  14. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade? The colors just look so colorful, it stands out a lot. How do these look different from other images? The HDR affect makes the photos look like you could really jump in there and walk into the wilderness. How do you think they created this effect? By using HDR, I don’t know what it stands for. What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography? Images on like landscape, people, animals, etc. Why would anyone want to do this? Why wouldn’t anybody want to do this? that’s the real question. Like the images are cool and realistic. Can you see why some people love it and some people do not? I can see why people like it, I don’t know why they wouldn’t. Maybe because of the work putting forth to do this, but that’s it.

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  15. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    The color in the image is much brighter than usual.

    How do these look different from other images?
    Other images we’ve seen have been dark backgrounds and these images are much more bright and in detail making every thing in the image look just as if you were there to see for yourself.

    How do you think they created this effect?
    Editing/ Adding in filters that make the image look HDR

    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    Images that include outdoor because nature would look the cleanest and most naturalist.

    Why would anyone want to do this?
    To obtain viewers and fans as well as the passion for photography.

    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    Yes because some people just take a picture and not even edit the image while some people edit photos for hours to make it look the best for their audience.

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  16. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?the photos have vibrant colors.
    How do these look different from other images? the photos look different from other images because of the contrast added.
    How do you think they created this effect? i think they created the effect by using photoshop.
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography? i think images with lots of detail and color.
    Why would anyone want to do this? i think people would want to do this because they love scenery and different parts of the world.
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not? some people like looking at it more in contrast while others are fine with looking at its original picture.

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  17. The colors are very vibrant and just breathtaking on how the photographer captured them. They look a lot different mostly because of how the colors blind and allow them to capture your eye. I feel like they used leading lines to capture this effect. Mostly landscapes and anything with a reflection. It makes a gorgeous photo if done right. Yes totally the colors may overwhelm other people.

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  18. In these photos the colors and shading are accentuated. They look richer and more vibrant. This effect is created by taking three photos of the same thing but with different shutter speeds and then combining them all together. Landscapes make good subjects for HDR photography. Everything in these photos is more detailed and enhanced which, in my opinion, gives them a more edited look. Many parts of the images are in focus and highlighted and that can make it seem like there is a lot going on. I think that is why some people love it and others do not.

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  19. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    bright colors.
    How do these look different from other images?
    they use a lot of color in there photos.
    How do you think they created this effect?
    two photos together.
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    the sky.
    Why would anyone want to do this?
    because they like it.
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    it just matters with the people.

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  20. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    – The color and shade are so rich. Really what makes the photo.

    How do these look different from other images?
    – Shade in these photos are different then other photos. The shade and colors make your eyes drawn in.

    How do you think they created this effect?
    – Photoshop.

    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    – Images that show a lot of detail within the image.

    Why would anyone want to do this?
    – To make images different then others.

    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    – Yes I can.

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  21. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade?
    They’re all very colorful and vibrant photos even in the dark
    How do these look different from other images? They have a high exposure to light and the shadowing in them is very noticeable
    How do you think they created this effect?
    with multiple layers of photos
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography?
    nature, on a sunny day, the city, houses
    Why would anyone want to do this?
    to make a more vibrant photo
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not?
    yes i can, i personally really like them but i can see how people dont

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  22. What do you notice about these photos as far as color and shade? Very bright and vibrant.
    How do these look different from other images? The exposure is very high.
    How do you think they created this effect? Put all the images in Photoshop and change the exposure of each one.
    What sorts of images make good subjects for HDR Photography? Landscape or eyes of flowers.
    Why would anyone want to do this? To make a cool effect.
    Can you see why some people love it and some people do not? Yes, some images are a little too much vibrant and would look better when it is the original photo.

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