Since I’ve been having so damn much fun using a photo-stitching program to put together killer panoramic shots, I though it would be interesting to try out another post-production trick, HDR. It’s not a technique I think that I’ll use a lot, but I do like how it can be utilized to make certain scenes really pop in a way that a regular photo might not.
Something I sometimes struggle with in my photos is too much or too little light. Say I’m under a bridge, where there’s a lot of shadow on the columns and the ground, but the sky is very bright. My shots usually turn out with the sky all blown to hell with overly bright whiteness, and even with photoshop that’s a tough fix. But with HDR I’m hoping that shots like that will turn out a lot better.
Here’s the first two shots I put together, using the Dynamic Photo HDR (the trial version, which only leaves a small watermark that is easy to crop out) program. I got out early this morning to get some more shots that I’ll run through tonight. I’m interested to see how HDR works on graffiti…I shot an Earth piece with HDR in mind, and will put it up on Flickr next to a “regular” shot of the same piece to see how it looks. But for now, here’s what I’ve been able to do with HDR.