Although I enjoy photographing unusual (and ordinary) people, my real joy of photography takes me out to unusual or beautiful locations to photograph objects or landscapes, sometimes even an “urbanscape” is worthy of capture too. Regardless, not every capture can come “straight out of camera” exactly as you wish. In fact, most of the time I see what I want from the image but know that their is no reasonable way I can get what I see in a single exposure. At the same time, I know I can easily set up and capture a bracket and make an HDR from it, more often than not, I can easily get a SINGLE exposure and do some extreme editing to get the very most detail and color out of the camera RAW file as possible.
Needless to say, that is what this video tutorial is about. Although it’s not my very best work, I felt it was a worthy image and I was working on it already since I captured this image just the night before.
On to the video! Read more…
So after a year or more of beta testing the upcoming Oloneo PhotoEngine HDR software, they are releasing the full version to be purchased at a price of $149 (beta users get a 25% discount) this May. After testing and using the beta for a long time, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is clearly the best and most easy to use HDR software currently. Although they don’t have a Mac native version available yet, I have had no problems using the software under VMWare Fusion 3.x on my Mac Pro (2008 8gig, 8-core w/ OS 10.6.x). Alternatively you could run it even better under Boot Camp if you don’t mind rebooting into Windows.
On the same subject, look for my upcoming full-length DVD video tutorial showing how to do your own HDR blends based on my award winning recipe for amazing HDR images. I will post more information about that as soon as I am ready to share more.
Press release after the jump: Read more…
Here we go again, this week I have another entry titled “Fire In The Sky” which is my beautiful sunset 7-shot HDR over the Grand Canyon.
So, lets get those votes in for my entry please!! I’m begging all my friends, go vote now!
Anyway, click the link below to see and vote for my image by clicking “MY FAVORITE PHOTO” link on the Facebook page.
This link http://apps.facebook.com/fromedge/showentry?entryurl=%2Fcontests%2Fshowentry%2F747503 should take you right to my entry which looks like this (without the borders):
Although HDR / HDRi imaging is nothing new to photographers, it seems to have gained in popularity over the last two years. Due to this increase in popularity, many major software vendors have decided to develop and release their own software for generating and processing these high dynamic range images. In the past to do HDR images, software was difficult to use, very slow and often had garish and unrealistic results. How times have changed since those early days…