I wanted to share a video that I recently shot on HDR.  It was a look at the shooting process produced with a friend of mine, Abba Shapiro.   I went shooting at Great Fall National Park along the Potomac River (think George Washington and a boat).  We look at the whole shooting process on both Canon and Nikon bodies.

In this show you will learn:

  • The benefits of High Dynamic Range photography
  • The camera settings needed to achieve HDR photography
  • How to work with moving subjects when capturing HDR images
  • What gear you need to capture HDR Photography
  • The benefits for using a remote shutter release


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  1. A good introduction to taking HDR images.

    Two quick points. It would be useful to discuss post-processing of HDR on a follow-up video, since there is an art and science to how one performs the post-process to obtain photo-reallistic, (as opposed to ‘HDR-hyperreal” results.) Choice of software and technique are obviously important. If you don’t want to do that, I am sure there are a few suitable examples you could point to.that fit your particular approach to post-processing.

    The second thing,is more of a, “Why did you do that?” form of question. I noticed you stopped down to f-20. Crikees, that is really going to introduce a lot of diffraction on a landscape image. I know it is a personal choice about a number of factors including depth of field. (For myself, I would have considered a tilt-shift lens if that level of depth of field was necessary, but given your height on the bridge, the minimum distance requiring sharp focus is already substantial, depending on the focal length you are using, which I expect is fairly wide. And as per your partner, if you wanted the silky water of a long exposure, a high quality ND filter is a best friend.) It just seemed to me that a lot of the resolution that your D600 is capable of was being chucked, when other choices could have kept the resolution, depth of field and silkiness of the water.

    All of the above said: It is a good tutorial, and i was happy to see it. (I have resisted using HDR in the past, but will be more inclined to experiment. I am very interested to see how well it works with long exposures of flowing water.)


  2. Great video,Thanks for sharing. I hope to see more soon.

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.


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