Realistic vs Surreal HDR – Is it important?
By Jimmy Mcintyre (editor of HDR One Magazine)
As photographers we inevitably have a style that is uniquely our own. Our tastes are influenced by a myriad of factors, most of which will remain unconscious to us. Conversely, there are people or styles that we consciously aspire to, or allow ourselves to be influenced by.
We, as intelligent humans, know that there is no ‘correct’ style. Yet even in the world of HDR there is a very noticeable divide between surreal and realistic photography, which sometimes leads to snobbery. Fortunately, this negativity isn’t often present between photographers, but it shows up commonly when photographers describe their own style…