HDR: in-camera or using layers?

HDR comparison

See the visual difference in dynamic range between the single exposure on the left and the HDR on the right. Image source- https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3538/3442297686_560b414beb_z.jpg?zz=1

As we move into shooting HDR images in #GC3400, I think this point by Jay Patel is important to consider. Googling HDR came up with this definition “High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques.”

Our eyes have a larger dynamic range than a single exposure from our camera can reproduce. Therefore, in order to mimic the range our eyes can see, HDR becomes necessary. As photographers who favor HDR processing became more popular over the past few years, we have come to expect this sort of dynamic visual pop from our photographs. But what is the best way to create it- in camera or in post production? Continue…

Great, simple tips for sharing photography

Great, simple tips for sharing a love of photography (even the technical aspects) with beginners. Varina and Jay Patel are two well know photographers that I have followed for several years on Google+. I love how in this article they find a way to share photography with their 13 year old in a way that is not at all difficult or complicated to understand. The moral of the story is that the technical aspects of manual photography does not have to be scary or difficult. I hope that in #GC3400 I have the opportunity to share that with @ClemsonGC students as they begin to find their way around manual mode on their DSLRs.

Reshared post from +Jay Patel

What is our philosophy to teach kids photography?….Simple hand them the camera don’t tell them there is a auto more. The results from this approach are wonderful. Now only if we can get adults to forget that there is something other than the manual mode.


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Tips for Teaching Photography to Beginners
A few useful tips for teaching beginners the basics of photography.