“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.

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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.



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