You ever been driving along, see an awesome photo op coming up ahead, stop in the middle of the road at just the right spot and capture exactly the moment you hoped? Me either. Stopping in the middle of the road freaks me out anyway. Even if it’s in the boonies of Nowhereville, I still worry that some Ricky Bobby wannabe is going to take me out. That’s why I’ve developed the Slow-Go technique whenever my photo-sense starts to tingle while driving.
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It’s time to become a responsible post-processor. In this article we’ll discover how to properly handle and prepare your straight-out-of-camera infant RAW photos so they have the best possible chance of making it through the next stage in the HDR life cycle, the always awkward and often volatile “tone mapping puberty” stage.
Unlike some bundles of joy, HDR photos don’t happen by accident.
Unless you know what you’re doing, most likely you’ll end up embarrassing yourself. With that in mind, I’m here to help. Explicit direction for capturing photos that are prime for development into a fully mature HDR photo.
Mooching off friends is the best. After crashing at my friend Scott’s house for free, Lori and I toured Boston. This HDR photo panomara is from Faneuil Hall. I’ve included a quick infographic tutorial about how to make an HDR panorama yourself as well.
In plain terms, High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the practice of creating an image that has a broader range of lights and darks than a normal picture could have. The result is a photo that more accurately depicts what it was like to view the scene in person. There are many ways to accomplish this both in the dark room and on the computer. A popular HDR technique is to take multiple exposures of the same scene and use a process called tone mapping to combine the best parts of each into one image.
Getting permission to photograph the Merrill Auditorium was less complicated than I originally thought. Recently, I’ve been getting into HDR photography. Like regular photographs, HDR photos need an excellent subject to look amazing. Unfortunately, unlike an abandoned building, you can’t just waltz into the Merrill Auditorium. However, I figured it couldn’t hurt to take the direct approach and it worked out perfectly.
Yesterday, I posted an HDR photo of the LLBean Hunting & Fishing lodge at sunset. Today, for the benefit of others pursuing similar HDR results, I will reveal “the magic” behind the photo. If you are into HDR photography, no doubt these Photomatix sliders and Photoshop layers will look familiar.
I hit a quarter century. To celebrate we went out to Freeport, Maine and I tried to take more HDR photos. Maine is so scenic.