Do your HDR (high dynamic range) exposure captures from the field look like this?
If they do, then you are not getting the best quality possible in your HDR imagery. Sure, the finished HDR image will look great especially on the web….
But when you make that great big print, the noise in the shadows will be very noticeable:
To prevent noise in the shadows you have to make exposures that push the shadows into the upper 1/3rd of the histogram. Often it takes five photos at 2 EV (exposure values) apart to get the shadows bright enough.
The final result looks great and when enlarged it has no noise in the shadows!
Thanks to Royce Howland for teaching us about proper HDR capture techniques. We have enlisted Royce to help us teach our first HDR Photography Workshop in the Canadian Rockies. And to make our learning experience even more complete we have secured special access to the Nordegg Coal Mine which offers fantastic HDR opportunities. And of course we’ll also do fine landscapes in the secret canyons of the Kootenay Plains. Coal Mines, Canyons, and the Canadian Rockies: An HDR Photography Workshop is sure to expand your HDR knowledge and delivers access to unique image-making opportunities. If you sign up before January 31, 2014 you’ll also get our entire oopoomoo eBook library for FREE ($200 value)!
If you can’t make it out to this intense HDR and processing workshop, we also reveal our dirty little shortcut for HDR processing in our new eBook, 7 Quick and Dirty Processing Shortcuts for Lazy Photographers. But relying only on shortcuts is like biking with training wheels on…it’s out in the field, getting hands-on feedback from three instructors where the real investment in your photography is!
To whet your appetite for all the creative possibilities at the coal mine, check out a few of our photos below: