HDR photography is becoming fairly popular among the general public and photographers. The best pieces results when artists don't overuse tone mapping and create cartoon like image. When done right, HDR can result in some very vivid images. HDRwalls.com only has the latter type of photos as wallpapers for desktops, ipods, psps, and blackberries.
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Implications - Some industries, like photography technology, will always be subject to change. With the rise of post-production technology enhancing photography capabilities, it's no surprise that consumers with little to no formal education in photography can easily look like experts. The development of HDR photography is one of many that will essentially make photography easier.