HDR

“Ultimately, it is the creative process that defines us” – Joel Grimes

I’ve become a huge fan of L.A. photographer Joe Grimes. I love his HDR (High Dynamic Range) portfolios of celebrities and models. HDR is a set of methods used in photography to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital photographic methods. Basically you take three photographs on a tripod of the same image at normal exposure, one underexposed and one overexposed. Then you combine them with photoshop and it really enhances the detail. Sometimes the photos can look a little cartoonish. But as you really look at some of the photo work out there, you begin to really appreciate the detail that HDR brings. I decided try HDR on this old house. I took three exposures and combined them for the final product below.

Normal exposure

Normal exposure

Overexposed

Overexposed

Underexosed

Underexposed

This is my final product after combining the three images and adding a little surrealistic feel to it. I love it and I look forward to doing more HDR shots.

Timmons#6B

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