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Portraiting in HDR technique, so called iNsel iDams zone system

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Since I bought Photomatix, I love HDR technique and I use it also with my portraits. It takes quite some effort to avoid ghosting effect since people do move while bracketing, but the results are fascinating. I love the black and white in HDR technique. The richness of gray tones is astonishing so I named this technique iNsel iDams zone system. Check results from my recent visit to Roma settlement in Dobruška vas and Semič.

Roma portrayed bellow are sitting beside a donation of Mladina journalists and Mladina readers.
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  1. Yes, it is easy to get carried away with hdr and bad results are mostly visible in color photos. I’m using it too but only in b&w photography. You are right for gray mid tones. Maybe the closest thing to some sorts of b&w films.
    Igor

    Igor Motl

    4 March, 2011 at 21:11

  2. @ Igor,
    But this is OK, isn’t. It’s a realistic HDR.

    @ JC, I’m interested also in your opinion, just you need to find a HDR button on your lajka

    Borut Peterlin

    5 March, 2011 at 11:05

  3. Borut, I like the way you use HDR in your portraits; it adds to the photos. You use HDR in a controlled way, to open the shadows where needed.

    Philip Vergeylen

    5 March, 2011 at 13:07

  4. Of course Borut it is. Dynamic range of digital sensors is no match to the cheapest and worst film there is.
    So… it is good to use hdr technique but with control and good taste (as you did).
    Where is JC?

    Igor Motl

    5 March, 2011 at 14:13

  5. JC is converting from being French. He sucks at that, but you know that already. I mean… koji kurac he needs two names!!! Jean-Christophe?!?

    He’s boycoting this blog, because he is mentally preparing to take a picture. He has a plan to take a picture, but he is an artist so he works at the speed that could compare to Montenegrian shitting in toilet.

    Borut Peterlin

    5 March, 2011 at 23:35

  6. One could actually make a perfect HDR portrait of Montenegrian in toilet without ghosting effect. 🙂

    Igor5rović

    6 March, 2011 at 00:39


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