I’m certainly no photographer, but I’ve had a bit of fun recently trying to pull off some HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos.  For those of you not familiar with this, the process is really quite simple in principle.  You take 3+ photos of the same subject at different exposure levels and then combine the images into one.  One photo will be underexposed, one overexposed and one right smack dab in the middle.  When you combine these with Photoshop CS2 or better, it will allow you to bring out the detail of all of the images and give you a bit of a surreal look.  The amount of surreal is up to you.

When playing around with HDR, I prefer to go for a more realistic look like the other old barn below.

If you have and comments, questions or suggestions, please post them in the comments section below.  As you can see I’m a total HDR n00b and I want to learn.  I’ve read a few guides for sure, but I can bet there are some tweaks, tips and tricks to make photos even better.  Please share!