The following picture was taken using the High Dynamic Range (HDR) technique. HDR is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques. The intention of HDR is to accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to shadows.
TutorialBlog has rounded up numerous HDR tutorials in one place. So if you are interested in this technique, I recommend that you check it out. Have fun!
Doug Simpson, a local Certified Public Accountant, contacted me for permission to use my Pennybacker Bridge photo in the header on his newly redesigned web site. He also mentioned that he was looking for someone to dessign a new logo as well. I submit an attend at the logo and we ran with it. The result is here:
This photo was taken in Austin Texas during a lightning storm. I captured the strike above the Seaholm Power Plant with my “lightning” quick reflexes, well actually just a long shutter speed and a wireless remote. Take a look inside.
I just shot this large, two story 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, 2 dining areas, 2 living areas home in Cedar Parkon shady lot in the Anderson Mill West neighborhood. So close to RR 620 and Austin, Texas! Great floorplan & features like a downstairs master bedroom suite with both garden tub & shower as well as double vanities; large eat-in kitchen, 2 livings and 2 dinings. Fireplace, 2 car garage. This move-in ready home has fresh paint inside & out, new laminate, new carpet & new ceramic tile installed, HVAC coil replaced July 2009. The shady back yard is like a park & very nice for entertaining & Bar B Qs. In highly acclaimed Leander ISD School District. EXEMPLARY rated Cypress Creek Elementary, Cedar Park Middle School all in walking distance.
If you are interested in this house, you can contact Betty Saenz at 512-785-5050
For Rosco’s web site:
“Rosco, the worldwide leader in color filters has assembled the essential collection of filters for use with your on-board flash. Rosco has been manufacturing color filters since 1910 and our Cinegel range of color filters has earned two Academy Awards™. Working with David Hobby, the founder of www.strobist.com, The Strobist Collection contains the Cinegel filters photographers need, properly sized (1″x3″) to fit most shoe-mount strobes. There are 20 different colors inside with multiple pieces of each color for a total of 55 pieces of filter.”
I just setup a white seamless background in my home studio based off of Zack Arias’ White Seamless Tutorial series. In his series he explains everything from the equipment required to invaluable techniques.
After shooting, I load the photos into Lightroom 2 and make quick adjustments for white balance, brightness, fixing skew, etc and then I export the keepers to Photoshop for editing.
I am working on a new action for Photoshop to make light work out of editing images shot on white seamless. I based this action from information Zack presented in his White Seamless Questions :: Part 1 video.
After running the white seamless Photoshop Action I run another action I made for retouching skin. I bases most of this action from Christy Schuler’s skin tutorial.