Fifty-Two on Friday – “New Technique” (50/52)
Welcome back to Fifty-Two on Friday, a 52 week project where super talented pet photographers from all over the world collaborate on a different theme each week for a year in order to push our creative photographic limits. Visit this site every Friday to see each photographer’s take on the theme for the week. I’ll be linking to another pet photographer’s site and they’ll be doing the same so make sure to go through all the links until you arrive back here!
This week’s theme is “New Technique”. For this week’s assignment for my new technique, I attempted to try HDR Photography. HDR stands for high dynamic range and is a range of methods to provide higher dynamic range from the imaging process. Non-HDR cameras take pictures at one exposure level with a limited contrast range. This results in the loss of detail in bright or dark areas of a picture, depending on whether the camera had a low or high exposure setting. HDR compensates for this loss of detail by taking multiple pictures at different exposure levels and intelligently stitching them together to produce a picture that is representative in both dark and bright areas. HDR is also commonly used to refer to display of images derived from HDR imaging in a way that exaggerates contrast for artistic effect. I tried to implement HDR for the artistic effect without going too overboard with it.