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)|
|Focal Length:||50 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0/3 EV|
|Flash:||Flash did not fire|
|Date and Time:||2008:02:05 21:38:25|
|Date and Time (Original):||2008:02:05 16:37:36|
|Date and Time (Digitized):||2008:02:05 16:37:36|
|Maximum Lens Aperture:||265625/100000|
|Focal Plane X-Resolution:||4433.295 dpi|
|Focal Plane Y-Resolution:||4453.608 dpi|
|Image Width:||2592 pixels|
|Image Height:||3888 pixels|