I have thousands of 35mm slides but I am a relative newbie when it comes to digital. I use a Canon S200 because it was cheap and gets all of the candid shots I want. While I would like to get something with a decent lens system, it simply doesn't fit my budget. But, I read the posts, admire the photos and envy the equipment in use and I keep seeing a reference to HDR. What is HDR?
Since I am primarily a travel/nature photog, I have little use for HDR ...I can hear the screams from here! I find NIK Viveza, especially, and its Efexs Pro does the job. I want natural looking photos that have been 'popped' . I can understand the use of HDR as a great tool for inside/outside, diverse lighting, etc. ,but I find it unnecessary for enhancing most of my pics. See attached...
Lions were on exhibit at Smithsonian from April til September 2011.