Direct HDR capture of the sun and sky

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Direct HDR capture of the sun and sky
We present a technique for capturing the extreme dynamic range of natural illumination environments that include the sun and sky, which has presented a challenge for traditional high dynamic range photography processes. We find that through careful selection of exposure times, aperture, and neutral density filters that this full range can be covered in seven exposures with a standard digital camera. We discuss the particular calibration issues such as lens vignetting, infrared sensitivity, and spectral transmission of neutral density filters which must be addressed. We present an adaptive exposure range adjustment technique for minimizing the number of exposures necessary. We demonstrate our results by showing time-lapse renderings of a complex scene illuminated by high-resolution, high dynamic range natural illumination environments. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.4.1 [Image Processing and Computer Vision]: Digitization and Image Capture; I.3.7 [Computing Methodologies ]: Co...
Jessi Stumpfel, Chris Tchou, Andrew Jones, Tim Haw
Added 30 Jun 2010
Updated 30 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Jessi Stumpfel, Chris Tchou, Andrew Jones, Tim Hawkins, Andreas Wenger, Paul E. Debevec
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