The Natural Side of HDR (dead links fixed!)
Honestly, I have not had much time outside of working on the 50 Amazing Things Book and planning the 2009 Meadowlark Photo Expo. This year we have Bruce Dale, famed National Geographic staff photographer as our Keynote Speaker. I am really excited to have Bruce and he has been just a pleasure to work with. If for some reason your not familiar with his work, check out his website www.brucedale.com.
I have been going through a load of images I have shoot in the past 12 months looking for bracket HDR shoots that I either managed to miss or haven’t had time yet to work on. I downloaded the Photomatix Plug-in for Lightroom and it really make it a cinch to move photos directly from the catalog into Photomatix and back. Love it! I will be teaching this in my upcoming HDR workshops this winter and spring.
Here are a few images I managed to work up last night. Notice that I took the natural approach for these scenes. I have been on this “grunge” kick for some time and thought it was long overdue for some more realistic looking shoots.