Out of the several photographing techniques that exist, High Dynamic Range-technique (HDR) can produce astonishing images that blind our sense of reality with a dash of creativity. HDR photography is a technique that uses greater dynamic range between light and dark areas of an image compared to the usual basic digital imagery.

Below you’ll find eye-candy that will get your creative juices flowing in the right direction as you look over 20 Stunning Examples of Pure HDR Photographs.

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Techniques For Creating HDR Photos – That Work

Just in-case you were wondering how to create this special effect on any photograph, here are a few sources that will reveal the secret!

  • http://www.swellcss.com CSS Gallery

    unreal. very cool post.

  • http://speakbrazinglish.blogspot.com brazinglish

    now where no Earth is the metal guy HDR (let alone pure HDR)?
    did you even see the original link?
    even I on top of my retardedness know that it would be impossible to HDR a moving metalhead…

  • http://nickheer.com/ Nick Heer

    I disagree with most of these. They’re badly over-stylized and ugly. HDR should be used to approximate the human eye’s view, with its uncanny ability to adjust for differences in lighting. The following are beautiful:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/serac/107687058/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinomoscato/3887867392/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaytankersley/3889156432/

    Just a few of my favourites.

  • http://www.zeemidesign.com zeemiDesign

    The shot of the Metal-Guitarist (from the Band Behemoth), which fascinated me the most, is actually not a HDR-shot. “its not HDR” is written right under it on deviantArt.

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  • http://circleboxblog.com/ Callum Chapman

    Great shots – zeemiDesign is right though, it does say that ;)

  • guix69

    of course the Behemoth shot is not HDR, simply because you cannot make real HDR shots from moving subjects. You need at least one long exposure shot so your subject would be blurry. And on top of that you have to combine several shots to make HDR so how could this one be HDR…

  • http://www.blog.simoncrinks.com/ Mr. Crinks

    Honestly? I can’t wait for everyone to get over this style. I think it looks awful. And gimmicky. It’s already looking seriously dated to my eyes.

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  • Michael C. Cordell

    The old mill picture looks the most surreal to me … is this one definitely an HDR phot?

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  • http://www.ashhenderson.com Ash Henderson Photography

    I have to agree with many of these comments – HDR is uninspired and contrived, and makes ugly photos look like something special while simultaneously disregarding any ideas of composition, etc. I admit, there are (some) legitimate uses for HDR – it can be an effective tool for just slightly increasing the dynamic range of a photo, but it has to be controlled and used very subtlety. Most of these look just like the photographer slapped the original image into a HDR software and clicked “convert”.

  • http://www.mainlinemenswear.co.uk/section.php?xSec=4 Paul Smith

    I think they are awesome! Cello is my favorite

  • http://www.Flickr.com/photos/richtpt Rich Uchytil

    Don’t forget http://www.StuckInCustoms.com – some of the most amazing HDR photography around!

  • http://www.cmykpublicidad.es CMYK

    Niceeee examples and tutorials, thanks 4 sharing!

  • Tom Thumb

    This is some of the most horrendous photography I have ever seen.

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  • http://www.bname.ru/ Alexander Osipov

    Nice article, thanks!

  • Jay

    hahaha, the only shot here that doesn’t look like the fruits of a colour-blind child messing with photoshop filters isn’t even HDR. Seriously, HDR appeals to the kind of people who give photoshop a bad name, you know, the type who bang random filter after random filter onto a photo, then call it art.