So many people ask me how I achieve the look and feel of my photos. I chose the HDR method to process my photos of the historic and nostalgic Old West for the simple fact that is was the best way for me to bring out the true character and detail that I see in the objects and scenes that I photograph. In a nutshell I describe below what High Dynamic Range (HDR) is.
High Dynamic Range is a technique that allows a greater “dynamic range” between the lightest and darkest areas of a photo than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide “dynamic range” allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of light found in each scene, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight. This in turn helps bring more depth and detail to an object or a scene.
Once an image has gone through the HDR process you can then Tone-map the photo. Tone-mapping techniques can be applied to produce images with more or less exaggerated detail, color and contrast for an artistic effect.
I use Photomatix for all of my HDR needs. I find it is very user friendly and they even have a FREE trial download that you can try to see if you like it. If you decide that you want to purchase the full Photomatix license use code ancientlightphotos and save 15% off of the $99 price.
I teach students how to aply HDR to their own photos in my “Turn your Photos into Fine Art” private digital computer class in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, I just launched the online version of my “Turn your Photos into Fine Art” ONLINE HDR Class – learn how to apply HDR to your own photos from the comfort and convenience of you own home – an affordable and informative alternative to taking your photography to the next level. Contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my “Workshops” page for details.
Private class cost: $195 - Call TODAY to schedule your appointment in Scottsdale!
Online HDR Class: $64.99 – Lean HDR in one day…..follow my easy method for GREAT results!
“Inspiration. As a photographer, I am always seeking it. Visual inspiration from the Natural World is a wonderful thing. But to be inspired by another photographers work is always exciting. When I first saw the images created by Cheyenne L. Rouse, I was immediately drawn to her unique interpretation of the world around her. Not only does she capture poignant compositions in subtle details, but she can take an ordinary subject and turn it into magic with her use of high dynamic range ( HDR ) techniques. With this inspiration, the Southwest has become and more interesting place to explore and photograph. For one thing, I can’t pass up a classic old vehicle without stopping to do my own HDR interpretation of it. Thanks Cheyenne.” – G. Brad Lewis/Professional Photographer
“I have to tell you how much I am enjoying working on my photographs since I took your “Turn your Photos into Fine Art” HDR course.” - Judy, Vancouver