Joel Grimes’ work is instantly recognizable. From powerful, dynamic posing, to a rich, yet desaturated, HDR look, to masterful compositing which is both surreal and firmly grounded in reality, his photography is iconic. His work has such intensity that, when I met Joel a few years back, expected him to be equally intense and, perhaps, […]
A great way to challenge yourself and enhance your skills is to shoot some personal projects. Here is an opportunity to stretch your imagination. Building sets, buying props, coordinating wardrobe, scouting locations and casting talent are all part of the process of shooting your personal projects. When you apply all these things, your ideas will […]
Photographers have struggled with limited dynamic range for as long as there have been photographers. Expose for the highlights in most scenes, and you will end up with crushed shadows where no details can be extracted from the inky blackness. Conversely, if you expose for the shadows, the highlights will blow out, leaving nothing but […]
HDR Programs, such as Photomatix, do most of the heavy lifting when developing HDR images, but you first need to create quality images using a few essential tools – tripod, cable release and a good lens.
In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to create HDR image that look natural and not over-processed. It’s perfect for all photographers (even if you shoot only a single exposure). HDR Hangout: Creating Natural Looking HDR Images In this hangout we’ll explore how to use high dynamic range shooting and developing techniques to create natural looking photos. […]
Let night, I got into a quick discussion last night with Tom Hogarty from Adobe about HDR. Yesterday I made a small note in Mason Marsh’s article about Lightroom using a 16-bit HDR file while Aurora, Photomatix, and Photoshop use 32-bit images. Turns out that’s not a completely fair comparison. Lightroom uses a 16-bit floating […]
You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). Be sure to tune in: Monday, November 2, 2:00 PM—3:30 PM ET […]