Welcome to HDR-stock As our name implies, this group is committed to providing HDR stock images for creative and instructional purposes. Anyone can join or simply watch, but the guidelines for submitting into the group are quite specific:
You can only submit HDR.
The HDR has to be stock.
The image must be your own, or you must obtain permission from the original author to post it as stock.
Image dimensions must be at least 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
The image must be of acceptable quality, ie no excessive grain, blurriness, or exaggerated halos around the edges. Just because it’s stock does not mean you should skimp on quality; in fact, it is our philosophy that good stock can qualify as good photography, where the only difference lies in the purpose it serves in that stock is meant for people to use in their own creative ambitions.
As stock, the image must not contain any commercial references like trademarks or logos, because that would be infringing on other copyrights.
You may submit “trick” HDR, for instance multiple exposures generated from a single RAW file, but the end result must have that HDR look and still be of acceptable quality (a good example would be fav.me/d2hpwud )
Sorry if this sounds overly restrictive, but the very nature of this group is niche-oriented. If you are still interested, we could however use a couple contributors for the sake of enriching this group and advancing the cause of creativity as a whole on deviantArt.
Exclusive to this group, you will also find HDR packs. In limited supply for now since they take time to prepare and I’m headed on vacation for the Holidays, but keep an eye out in the new year for many more HDR packs. Meanwhile, you can still find a wealth of single HDR composites which we hope you find useful. Just please make sure to respect the stock rules of the stock provider.
Founder of HDR-Stock