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Knuckles (3)

7:26 PM by , under


I've been taking some time to learn new photograph/photoshop techniques that I hope will add something great to my shots without simply mimicking what other photographers do. The first that I want to share is called High Dynamic Range, or HDR. Basically, what this means, is you take a photo at three different exposures, then layer them all to create a vibrant image with really high "highs" and really low "lows" without blowing out your midrange.

While Knuckles here isn't really my normal style (such as it is), I wanted to use this as a practice shot just to get the hang of the process without having to worry about the normal extra stuff that goes into my shoots. Toy, red paper, lightbox, and a desk lamp. Plus, Knuckles has all this great detail in his face and shirt that the contrasts really picked up on and improved. I just wish I could remember who made him so I can buy the other two mobsters in the set!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow. It's going to be a doozy.

We's gonna haff to bust up ya EXIF:

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13)
Aperture: f/2.5
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Software: GIMP 2.4.2
Date and Time: 2008:02:05 21:38:25
Artist Name: unknown
Exposure Program: Normal
Date and Time (Original): 2008:02:05 16:37:36
Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:02:05 16:37:36
Shutter Speed: 370044/100000
Maximum Lens Aperture: 265625/100000
Metering Mode: Pattern
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4433.295 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4453.608 dpi
White Balance: Manual
Compression: JPEG
Image Width: 2592 pixels
Image Height: 3888 pixels

Be good,

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3 Reply to "Knuckles"

David A Price on February 7, 2008 at 5:42 PM

Thanks for explaining HDR. I was a tad clueless.


David A Price on February 7, 2008 at 5:42 PM

And nice shot, BTW!


El Dave on February 7, 2008 at 8:43 PM

My pleasure!

And thank you, sir!