30 Mind-blowing HDR Images + 10 Useful Articles to Get Your Started on Creating Them

Have you ever come across an amazing looking photo that has vibrant colour and huge depth, and you wondered how on earth could this image be created in the first place? If you have, you probably bumped into one of those HDR (High Dynamic Range) images.

In this post, I have included 30 Mind-blowing HDR Images + 10 Articles that I found useful on How to Generate Them. Hopefully those wonderful works would inspire you, and the articles can get you started on HDR image processing.

I would love to hear from you about the experience you have for this respective, simply drop me a comment below and we can all learn together!

Here is a bit of definition I found on Wikipedia about HDR:

In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDRI is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.

Here is the list of 30 Mind-blowing HDR Images from deviantArt.com (you can click on the image to view them on deviantArt.com and access the author’s homepage from there)




























Got inspired and want to know more about HDR? here are some articles about HDR that I found useful:

How to Create Professional HDR Images

Photoshop CS2 has a little-known (it seems) built-in HDR assembler that, while lacking the “make my photo look like a bucket of saturated paints gone awry” tone-mapping features of Photomatix, is capable of creating extremely realistic or extremely surreal HDR images.

Simple Guide To HDR

HDR images are generated by taking multiple pictures of the same scene at different exposure settings and combining them digitally on a computer. Generally, the more pictures that are taken at different exposure settings the better the resulting HDR image will be.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography in Photoshop CS2

High dynamic range (HDR) images enable photographers to record a greater range of tonal detail than a given camera could capture in a single photo.  This opens up a whole new set of lighting possibilities which one might have previously avoided—for purely technical reasons.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Tutorial – HDR – High Dynamic Range

Contrary to popular opinion – what you see is not what you always get. You may be able to see the detail in those dark shadows and bright highlights when the sun is shining – but can your CCD or CMOS sensor? Contrast in a scene is often a photographer’s worst enemy. Contrast is a sneak thief that steals away the detail in the highlights or shadows (sometimes both).

HDR Photos and Photoshop

In the real world, the dynamic range far exceeds what our eyes are capable of seeing and what our monitors and printers are capable of displaying. With high dynamic range (HDR) images, you can create images that can store a larger dynamic range.

The Definitive Guide to Realistic High Dynamic Range Images

This tutorial will attempt to demonstrate how to make a realistic HDR, one that is virtually indistinguishable from a single exposure. The biggest goal is producing a tutorial that can stand as a standard by which anyone can learn to create a balanced HDR. Ultimately, the processing choices are yours.

Merge to HDR in Photoshop CS2

Everything has limits, and the technical evolution of photography during the past 150 years has largely been about overcoming the craft’s limitations. Dynamic range though is one of the limitations that hasn’t yielded much over the years to technology’s inexorable advances.

Photoshop HDR

This is an article about Photoshop HDR imaging. The following HDR workflow is explained in detail:

Merging photos to an HDR image
Processing the HDR image
Tone Mapping

Photoshop CS2 High Dynamic Range

Photoshop CS2, offers an intriguing new function for creating 32-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. It offers the ability to combine multiple individual images with different exposures into a single 32-bit floating-point image with expanded dynamic range.

Learn how to create awesome HDRs

In this post, you’ll learn the steps you need to take to create cool HDR images. Find out how to select a great scene, and how to properly take the images.

That’s it for this “30 Mind-blowing HDR Images + 10 Useful Articles on How to Generate Them” post on psdvault.com. I hope you find this post both inspirational and useful for your learning towards HDR image processing. I would love to hear from you about the experience you have for this respective, simply drop me a comment below and we can all learn together!


  • My name is James and I have been using Photoshop since version 5.0 (long time ago!). PSD Vault is my spare time hobby and I write majority of the Photoshop tutorials and articles here. I hope you enjoy my blog, and feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

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