HDR Photography

High Dynamic Range Photography

This technique of capturing photographs is particularly suited for Architecture or landscapes. I do try to capture portraits or wedding shots using this technique, but as you need three or more pictures it can easily lead to blur, so the clients need to understand what I am doing and stay stock still.

This technique can be used to represent the view we experience through our eyes.

Considering the image we witness daily isn't one image, but multiple images combined in our brains as our eyes flick around a scene and combine different information. Combining different light levels to paint a balanced view of the scene with detail in the shadow and the light.

Traditionally, camera's really struggled with this, having to make a compromise and a choice about which information to represent.

Taking a minimum of three photos, at different exposures, the computer in the camera then combines them, (or computer software, later in the process) taking the light information from the darkest to the lightest image, and producing one image at the end, which has the detail in the shadows, and in the bright parts of the scene, enabling you to have an even lighting across the whole range, and not having areas lost to dark or burnt out.