High Dynamic Range (HDR) Tutorial
Photoshop Support has a High Dynamic Range Tutorial using Photoshop CS3, but not using the HDR tool.Â HDR requires 3 images and this only requires 2 — one for the highlights and one for the shadows.Â The technique outlined is alsoÂ supposed to give better mid-tone ranges than the Merge to HDR command.Â Sometimes I'll use a method similar to this, but with one photo.Â I'll just process the same RAW file twice — once for highlights and once for shadows.Â Then I'll merge the two of them for better results than I would have had just processing the one image.
Mounting Your Flash IN a Shoe
The Strobist has a good DIY-type of post for making a Light Stand in a Pinch: Your Shoe.Â You kind of laugh at first, but then you realize that it's super smart.Â My flash has a little stand that clips into the bottom so it can stand up on its own, but I don't always carry it with me.Â So I may actually end up using this one sometime.
Digital Camera Killer
Over at Mostly Photography, there's a post on Why Digital Cameras Should Be Outlawed.Â I don't even know where to start with this one, but I'm in full disagreement.Â The main argument behind this is that people take too many pictures because it's affordable.Â SO WHAT!?!Â I have over 18,000 photos just from the last 4 years — and I love every one of them.Â Then again, 90% of them are of my kids.Â But even so, I don't see anything wrong with taking over 300 photos in one outing — I'm the one that has to deal with them!Â Ugh.
Photo of the Day…
Photo by Brian Auer
03/05/07Â Neuchatel, Switzerland
Shattered Wall Graffiti
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Konica Minolta AF DT 18-200
75mm equiv * f/4.5 * 1/30s * ISO100