Wednesday, March 19, 2008

High Dynamic Range Images

High Dynamic Range Images are made with your digital camera by taking one shot and bracketing the exposures. Most new SLRs can do this automatically now so it is really easy. You then feed the pictures to the HDR software (Photoshop CS2 or Photomatix) and it combines the multiple shots into one really detailed shot called an HDR. HDRs are not viewable on regular computer screens without an HDR viewer. The software allows you to "tonemap" the image so its viewable on a computer screen. Read more about it here. Its an interesting way to photograph because you don't know exactly what you have until you "develop" it with the software. I took some test shots around UNC on a blustery, nearly rainy day and they came out really nice.
You can see some of them here


Jeff Hart said...

woooow ...

dazzling. you picked a great day to shoot as well. the sky is really important to those compositions.

Anonymous said...

See here or here