I am not a big fan of forced HDR processing especially on portraits. Most forced HDR portraits that I see online were over exaggerated and unnecessary. Not only did it not add anything to those portraits, it actually detracted from the photos by taking the attention away from the narrative. However, if you do find an image that works, and some photos of architecture do work very well with added HDR effect, it does make the image ‘pop’. Still, personally, I prefer to use it sparingly. Even if I decided to use it, I tend to tone down the severity of the effect.
Forced HDR Processing
Posted by Louis Kwong Jr. on 15/04/2012