Show #55–Ali Elhajj–HDR Photography

Host Mike Howard and Kathleen Bowie spend some time with Ali Elhajj (Show #14) discussing HDR photography (Tim Kemperle had the night off).  Ali shared some of his photos and HDR technic for getting great HDR images.

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Ali uses Photomatix as his main HDR software.  However nearly every image needs additional processing in Photoshop or Lightroom.  Since Tim was not there to take the show notes, I am going to limit the notes this week to just include a few sample images from Ali.

While not an absolute requirement, HDR generally requires 3, 5, 7 or 9 images shot in bracket mode on your camera, each at a different exposure setting.  Below are some of Ali’s examples:

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Here is part of the series of shots Ali took in order to create the HDR image below:



Next set is from multiple images, but only 3 are shown here to keep it simple:

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Here are a few of Mike’s examples that Ali gave him feedback on how to improve:


HDR - Show #55 (1 of 7) HDR - Show #55 (2 of 7)
HDR - Show #55 (3 of 7) HDR - Show #55 (7 of 7)
HDR - Show #55 (5 of 7) HDR - Show #55 (6 of 7)
HDR - Show #55 (4 of 7)  

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About geephotant

geephotant (Geek-Photographer-Accountant) (aka. Mike Howard) is the creator of Nov Studios and the jpeg2RAW podcast. Mike is an accountant by day as the Controller for a large US based corporation. By night, he is a geek and has appeared on the Home Server Show Podcast & the BYOB podcast ( both found at He has also appeared on the Home Tech Show podcast ( and is now a regular guest on that show. Mike's true passion is photography and shoots when ever he can find time. As an amateur photographer, he is always looking to learn more about the craft.

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