But the problem I'm having with it is some photographers can't do without it. Landscape, portrait, street photography, you name it, and HDR is all the rage.
I bring this up for two reasons. The first is that I recently was on a sports photographers website that had almost all of his images in HDR. Second, I teach photography on the weekends and quite a few of my students like to add HDR to an image and then tell people that's what the scene looked like in real life.
Hold on, HDR is a filter of sorts and can be added to an image for effect. Like below.
I have nothing against HDR. I use it as well. But I do try to tell people that I added it to the image.
How about another example. This image has less of the filter strength of the first image and I think works better but I'm still going to tell the viewer that it was used.
Like I said I like the HDR look, it's fun. But lets not pretend it's real life and fill our portfolios with ninety-five percent HDR.
Years from now I don't want people saying "why did the world look so weird back then". A simple "processed with HDR" should bring us back to reality.
My two cents.