Submit your best Realistic HDR Photographs and receive a $50 BHPhotovideo.com gift card!
The winner will be featured in our “Reader’s Showcase” gallery as well.

The rules are:

  • Submit one or more true HDRs using the comment form below.
  • Files should be JPEG, 800-1500 pixel on the largest side, size limit is 400 Kb.
  • It does not matter what software were used, but HDR should be composed from a multiple exposures. You’ll need to provide some info on how the image was done (number of exposures, Ev step, etc)

Please use the comment form under this page to send your images. Several images can be attached to one comment.

Have a question? use the same comment form to sent it to us.

We shall select a winner in a week, 5th of November. A winner will receive $50 BHphotovideo.com gift card and all the glory from HDR world:-)

Good luck to everyone!
Yours, Alex & Genia

78 thoughts on “HDR Photography Contest

  1. admin

    Ok, Contest are closed now! Thank you everyone!








  2. Hand Held Nikon D300 3 exposures at 2 steps each. HDR with Photomatix and finished with PS CS3.

    This set was taken at Bumble Bee, AZ. Really breath taking when the monsoons move-in. This is a Ghost Town.

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  3. Rhine Waterfalls

    Canon 400d Sigma 24-70mm @ 24mm

    3 exposures:
    1/100s 200ISO f/7.1
    1/400s 200ISO f/7.1
    1/1000s 200ISO f/7.1

    Photomatix + Lightroom

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  4. Great contest, I prefer to do more realistic images with HDR. I hope I am not too late… All images taken with a Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-105mm. Images touched up in CS5 or Adobe Elements.





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  5. Great contest, I prefer to do more realistic images with HDR. I hope I am not too late… All images taken with a Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-105mm. Images touched up in CS5 or Adobe Elements.

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  6. Great contest, I prefer to do more realistic images with HDR. I hope I am not too late… All images taken with a Canon Rebel XTi w/ Canon 10-22mm. 3 to 5 frames 1.3 EV apart bracketed with the Promote Control. Images tonemapped in Photomatix and touched up in CS5 or Adobe Elements.


    Atlanta Centennial Park at Twilight


    Sandestin Resort – Bahia at Twilight


    View from Gatlinburg Space Needle at Twilight


    Old Fishing Boat at Harmony Grove Church

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  7. Steven Ledwith

    This image was created with Photomatix using 7 bracketed images in 1ev steps taken hand held with a Nikon D700 at a focal length of 16mm. It had just rained so the wet surfaces added to the finished look.

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  8. 3 exposure HDR (+2ev, 0, -2ev) taken on a tripod with a Nikon D7000.

    The shot is of the Seto-Ohashi Bridge, taken from Washuzan Mountain in Shimotsui, Japan. They light it up every Saturday night, and what a sight it is to see!

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  9. The below photograph is of the Watson Lake, Prescott, AZ. I took 5 exposures and used photomatix,CS5, and Lightroom to create this image.
    EXIF – F20, 1/50,1/200,1/100,1/25,1/13.Camera – Nikon D300s.

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  10. Tundra Pond at Cottonwood Pass (12,126 feet above sea level), on the Continental Divide, Colorado
    3 exposures 2 stops apart, using Photomatix Pro. Taken with a Nikon D40x.

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  11. This is a seven shot HDR processed in Photomatix and finished in Lightroom.
    Canon XTI, Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm, 1 stop increments at f4.5, Iso 100

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  12. Sunset at Capitol Reef National Park from Panorama Point. 6 images at 1 stop apart using Photomatix Pro. Taken with a Nikon D7000.

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  13. Nelson

    Here’s my set. Thanks Alex for putting together this contest.

    500px – http://500px.com/nelsons
    Google + https://plus.google.com/108513402028575277442

    Magic Kingdom
    6 exposure HDR (1 step -3 to +2). Photomatix and Photoshop for post.
    Canon T1i, F10, ISO 100

    Great Sphinx
    3 exposure HDR (2 step -2 to +2). Photomatix and Photoshop for post.
    Canon T1i, F8, ISO 100

    Low tide sunset
    6 exposure HDR (1 step -3 to +2). Photomatix and Photoshop for post.
    Canon T1i, F10, ISO 100

    Gloomy weekend
    3 exposure HDR (2 step -2 to +2). Photomatix and Photoshop for post.
    Canon T1i, F8, ISO 100

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  14. October Seattle Skyline – 3 shot, handheld – Canon 5D Mark 2, 24mm, F1.6, 1/640-1/1600-1/4000.

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    • Hoping to visit some day. Been wanting to ever since I began watching Frasier

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