HDR Friday : Dynamic Portrait

Wooaahh.. HDR for portrait?? There are always skepticism when it comes down to creating a HDR image that pertains people.  Mainly it's because most artists who creates HDR tends to "overcook" it to make the landscape and clouds super dramatic, however almost all the time, it will ruin a person's skintone and make them look super fake and unflattering. So for this week's HDR Friday, I want to show that with proper processing you can still get a great portrait without losing the details that a HDR image would bring. So yes.. the shot below is definitely a HDR portrait ;)

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rlp-hdrfriday-people-1-3

In case you're wondering on how my raw files look.. here's 0 exposure, +2 exposure and -2 exposure, respectively:

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rlp-hdrfriday001

For kicks.. here's a black & white film version (edited via Lightroom):

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rlp-hdrfriday-people-bw-1

Happy Friday!