Tuesday, February 28, 2012

HDR Assignment


This is a new assignment for some of you and for others it's something you have done before. There are detailed instructions on how to create HDR pictures below.

I'll give you some hints:
1. Use a tripod or something else completely steady.
 2. Take 8-10 pictures using a variety of shutter speeds from almost dark to too bright. (Adjusting aperture only works also). Please use the snow, sun, landscape, action, firework, and beach settings etc. if you are using a camera that cannot manually adjust
3. Make sure tripod is completely steady.
4. Import pictures and put all the HDR pictures in a folder on the desktop
5 Merge pics in Photoshop using automate>merge>HDR

You should take 40-50 pictures from one awesome scenic location. This translates to five or six HDR merges. Note: review all 8-10 of your shots before changing angles.

Turn in a contact sheet with 16-20 pictures and also turn in one good HDR picture.
Email me with questions.

Weekend HDR Homework:
40-50 more pictures with some type of large subject in the foreground.

Step-By-Step HDR Instruction


In the instructions above they suggest you change your shutter speed (I have successfully created HDR merges with aperture adjustment). I will recommend you try both. You CAN take HDR pictures using a point and shoot camera. Instead of adjusting the aperture you can try different settings for each picture like Beach, Snow, Clouds, and Sun etc.

HDR Pictures

Each of these pictures is actually three pictures combined, each with a different aperture setting.

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