18 Remarkable HDR Photographs done by David Hill

I want to show you some excellent HDR photography of David Hill, a well-known commercial photographer and artist. The visual impact and distinctive post processing look of Dave Hill’s work is very strong, which has become to be known as “The Dave Hill Look”. His work doesn’t come from a 2 minute procedure in Photoshop. I think this is can not be done by simply using an action. It seems Dave spends hours on his photos to get that stunning result, there is just too much detail on every image, his lighting setup isn’t common, it’s specifically apply as a finishing touch for image. So without further ado, we present you with 18 Astonishing HDR Photography of David Hill. Btw, don’t forget to visit Dave Hill‘s site to see more of his work.

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25 thoughts on “18 Remarkable HDR Photographs done by David Hill”

  1. Technically, I don’t think these images are HDR images, in true sense of the word. In other words, I don’t think there is a program used to merge multiple exposures into a single tonemapped result (which is what a true HDR image is). You’re right in calling these images having the “Dave Hill look,” but I don’t think HDR qualification is proper.

    If you want to see examples of HDR images, check out my HDR gallery on my photoblog: http://elbelbelb2000.blogtog.com/galleries/6297_1579073640/64948

  2. @CarbonBoy Thanks for dropping your opinion. I’ve seen many HDR images by various artist. David Hill’s work is one of the best. Yuk? hehe, maybe you can give me and my readers a link or sample of your work and let’s compare it :)

  3. These are definitely not HDR images. I inquired on Dave Hill’s website a while back and he said they were not HDR (I had asked him if they were). He simply told me that it’s all about lighting and a lot of Photoshop work. But he wasn’t using multiple images to create the pictures. Very cool though.

  4. Very unique style! I love the first one. The one of the middle eastern scene is definitely a drawing though. And probably the bass fishing one too. And hold on, John Cena running through fire? That’s rendered from multiple images. Or it might also be a drawing. Let’s call it what it is. Fantastic and admirable work!

  5. Fantastic series, truly magnificent. At first glance they have a similar look to HDR photos, but are actually something completely different and unique. So much effort must have gone in to these. Stunning.

  6. I like how the mythology of the themes are adolescent/male, how war images are right in there with the games technology. The moral complexity is the same but not up to the complexity of the images. Thanks.

  7. These aren’t “HDR” images. True high dynamic range images use mulitple images taken at different exposure settings (i.e. +1, “proper”, and -1 stops). These are overly tone-mapped. Now, tell me how this guy shot three separate images with a subject in motion? I use Photomatix and use one image, and artificially under- and over-expose two (or more) copies, tweaking the brightness, of one image to create faux HDR images. It’s not that hard.

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