Interesting opinion about HDR photography. The photographer Richard Polom, has a fantastic example of how HDR photography can be, and should be used when photographing.
For instance, the image of the bride and groom at the altar. It isn’t really about the bride and groom, but about the beauty of the church and the detail of the wood and stained glass.
In his blog post, Richard mentions that he uses NIK Software HDR Efex Pro. It’s funny for a long time I have wanted to get into HDR. I recently purchased the Complete Suite of NIK products that included HDR Efex Pro. I have one HDR image that I specifically set out to take. have other images yet to be processed that I bracketed to make sure I had the correct exposure, but didn’t have HDR in mind when I took them.
In my opinion, I like the surreal look that HDR captures. I do agree that HDR and portraits don’t mix, except for the marriage ceremony image you took. It works, because the real subject wasn’t the bride and groom, it was all about the fine detail in the wood and stained glass.
To HDR or not to HDR – RICHARD POLOM photography blog