Hi and welcome back.
Yesterday I ran a quick workshop on High Dynamic Range photography or HDR.
This is a simple style of photography in which you capture 5-9 bracketed shots, meaning 2-3 underexposed, then a correctly exposed, then 2-3 overexposed images. Then you bring them into your software and convert them to an artsy, almost whimsical look. You don’t have to go this far, as HDR is really for capturing all the shadow and highlight detail in a scene.
Here are a few shots from yesterday’s workshop:
We used a combination of Photomatix, Topaz Adjust, and Photoshop to get those results. But not every image needs to look like this. This shot of the Trinity College Chapel is an HDR shot but processed for a more realistic look. I photographed an event here and wanted to capture the Chapel in all its splendor because it was so dark in the upper reaches of the ceiling. This is a great technique that I use in my wedding photography to capture all that dark detail in the church or event space.
Explore HDR as it is fun and creative and a great technique for digital images.
Till next time, happy shooting.