Project 365 – Days 36 and 37: High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography!

In class yesterday we learned about HDR photography, and I was excited. I know a lot of people, especially the ones I’ve met through photo classes, think HDR is overdone/terrible. I like the overprocessed look of HDR photography, though. I’m not sure why, but I was drawn to it when first shown some examples last semester.

February 5 2013

`This photo I shot outside of campus, and it has a funny story behind it. I was standing out by some cars in the parking lot to get far enough away to get a good composition with my 50mm f/1.4 and a golf cart rode up to me. A Los Rios officer was asking me what I was doing out in the parking lot (what does he think I was doing standing next to a tripod pointing at a brick wall?) and telling me, repeatedly, that I was on camera and everything I was doing was on camera. I replied by telling him I was in a photography class at the time and I was working on an assignment, but that I was glad there were patrols on the campus on the lookout for suspicious people. He replied by telling me “no, we just have a lot of cameras.” Right!

February 6 2013

This second photo is the tree in my yard, again! I thought it would be a great subject for another HDR photo.

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