HDR was cool when it was done manually by taking multiple photos with multiple filters and post processing it manually. But now that smartphones do it automatically, it is way overdone. It's not cool anymore.
Most people that use it, don't even know what HDR stands for. I'll leave that to those that want to know.
+Alan Gurling and +Donna Nicoll – seen this?
Honestly, that article reads like an early adopter who's just griping about how all the new kids can do it with their fancy technology without having to put in the work they had to, etc etc.
Alternatively, it's just a very hipster-esque argument: Now that it's mainstream, it's no longer "cool".
I thinks it's just overdone and people using it done really know what it does or how it is done. They only think it looks cool.
It made quick HDR shots easier now, but it really is being overused.
+Benedict Corpuz oh I agree. It definitely is overdone, and most people probably don't understand the details…
But I also don't think it's the sort of thing that needs a 4 page rant =P. The people targeted probably can't even tell the difference between "good" and "bad" HDR… And the ones who can probably already share the sentiments of the author.
Thanks for the tip +Chris Wolfofwork!
Regarding the topic, this happens all the time. It's those who adapt to change and persevere that wins.
Friendly advice: Apply the SUMO rule! 🙂 Works for me and it does wonders.
These over-processed images (and it's not just HDR) have become the digital equivalent of velvet paintings.