Lightroom and Capture One offer HDR tools with a difference. They don’t create wild and exaggerated HDR effects. Instead, they create what I would call DNG ‘super-negatives’ with extended dynamic range that you can then exploit however you like.
'DNG' stands for 'Digital NeGative' and it's an open file format developed by Adobe with the intention that it would become a 'universal' file format for digital camera RAW files. To this day, only handful of cameras use it, and it is not supported consistently by editing software – though it's still useful within the Adobe ecosystem.
Many photographers prefer to work with RAW files – but what are they, how do you work with them, and why are they so much better than regular in-camera JPEGs?
Well, I actually think you can. I like taking pictures with my iPhone. It’s partly a practical thing, as it’s the camera I always have with me. More than that, though, it makes me see things differently. I see compositions, shapes, light and shadow in a way that I might not when looking through a […]