Posted by: DSprockett | April 13, 2013

Experimenting with HDR Photography: The Sydney Opera House

I’ve been playing with a technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography, and I wanted to share this shot of the Sydney Opera House that I took from a harbor ferry.

The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House

The surreal look of the picture is achieved by taking three different photographs simultaneously, one with the appropriate exposure level for the lighting environment, one slightly under-exposed (dark), and one slightly over-exposed (washed-out). The three images are later compiled in Photoshop (although several other photo-editing programs are able to do this), giving you a single photo that captures a much wider range of light and color than you can normally get from a single shot.

I’ll be sharing a few more next week, but let me know what you think! I’m very new at this, so if any of my graphically inclined friends have any advice, it would be very welcome.

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