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8 Natural Looking HDR Photos

A lot of HDR photos look surreal and artistic. They’re usually seen as high contrast with bright and obvious halos. This set of photos shows the opposite; HDR tone mapping used to enhance the details while keeping the realistic look of the photo. Here are 8 examples of HDR tone mapped photos that looks so realistic you probably wouldn’t have known they were tone mapped if we haven’t told you.


View of Half Dome with Bridaleveil falls | David Nestico

Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge at Night | Geoffrey Kuchera

Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne skyline 02, Switzerland | Mihai-bogdan Lazar

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Neuschwanstein castle | Sebastian Czapnik


Sunset | Andrey Kiselev

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge, San Francisco at dusk | Can Balcioglu

Winter Landscape

Winter landscape, HDR | Oleksandr Smushko

Spray Road

Spray Road | Bevs Photos

HDR Tone Mapping Photoshop Tutorial

If you’d like to learn how to create your own natural-looking HDR tone mapped photos, read our HDR Tone Mapping with Layers Photoshop tutorial.

HDR Tone Mapping

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