High Dynamic Range (HDR) has been present for a while in Photography world. This is a technique where contrast between light and dark (tonemapping) is visible. HDR also emphasizes contrast within colour tones. Some new generation SLR cameras offer this HDR technique. HDR is also achieved during postprocessing.
HDR photographs are dramatic, artsy and intriguing if it is applied well. I wrote on Instagram that I hated HDR photography. What I precisely do not like is HDR on portraits. It makes the models look like wax figures. Heavy HDR photographs are not for me either.
I hardly shoot or edit HDR pictures but here are some amazing ones from other photographers on Flickr.
Pic courtesy of gimmeocean
Pic courtesy of toco112
Pic courtesy of spotter_80
Pic courtesy of Nil
Pic courtesy of Jason Dinelli
What I find beautiful is HDR on landscape, architecture, urban and indoor and outdoor photography. Am I picky about HDR because I mostly shoot food pics? I prefer natural light which results in photographs with natural colours in it.
What do you think of HDR photography? Like it or not?