High dynamic range photography

HDR photo, adjusted in Photoshop. Click here for high-res version.

I am just beginning to experiment with high dynamic range photography. I won’t go into detail here about what that is, but the short version is that the camera shoots multiple versions of the exact same photo, at different exposure levels. Then, special tools in Photoshop combine the additional detail contained in multiple photos into a single photo with far more information than was available otherwise.

The method works for black and white as well as color photography.

I’ve also bought a classic film camera that will be delivered on Monday. I’ll have more about that soon. But this is fair warning that you’re going to be subjected to my photography experiments, both from classic film cameras and more modern digital cameras.

A single, non-HDR photo

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