Tuesday, January 4, 2011

HDR: Suggestions, Cool Accessory, Free Webinar, Discounts & Randy Van Duinen's HDR Exhibit

There is a lot of talk on the internet about High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography – mostly about overdone HDR images vs. realistic HDR images.

Well, here's a thought: let the subject suggest the effect. Personally, I think landscapes and seascapes HDR images, such as my Maine lighthouse image, look nice with a realist effect, while some cityscapes, such as my '57 Chevy in Old Havana image, look nice with a more artistic or surrealist look.


Just something to think about. But as always, follow your heart.

If you are serious about HDR, check out the amazing
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Yes, it's a bit pricey, but it greatly simplifies – and speeds up – taking HDR sequences.

For more on HDR imaging, including discounts on certain HDR plug-ins and program, click here.

Hey, if you have an hour or so, check out my free webinar on Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro.

This just in! My friend, Randy Van Duinen, is having an exhibit of his HDR work. Info on his site.

Explore the light,
Rick


P.S. Usually, movement is an enemy of HDR imaging – but not when it comes to moving water, as illustrated by the image above. That goes for clouds, too.This is an HDR image of the New Croton Dam, one of the location shoots on my Croton Creative Workshops. If you sign up before January 31, you can save $100 using this code; CCW.





1 comment:

Brett said...

Rick, I think this is my favorite angle of the Dam. All are lovely, but this one has so much interest.

As always great work.

Brett