After Ruining Amateur Photography, High Dynamic Range Seeks To Destroy Movies - FleshEatingZipper

FleshEatingZipper writes: With great power comes great responsibility. With the release of affordable DSLRs (aka, the fancy cameras with the complex lenses) came an ocean of new "photography studios" (if I could air quote any harder, my fingers would snap right off). While most are rubbish, it makes sense, really: if you own a camera that makes it difficult to screw up a photo and have the skill to purchase and install Photoshop, you can come up with some decent-looking photos. It's not surprising then that these amateurs can also use the tools of the trade and their complete lack of artistic ability to completely destroy those images. The latest tool in their chest of abomination? High Dynamic Range. And with a recent development in off-the-shelf tech, AMP is bringing us horrible-looking HDR photography (like the murky, blown out shot of Tokyo above) to us in 1080p at 24 frames per second. I fear for the future of our species.

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