Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Super Cool HDR Look
Dave Hill, and it's quite amazing stuff, but I just hate to overuse it, like any cool photographic technique that you just find out about and do it ALL THE TIME. At any rate, I do my HDR experimentation the old fashioned way, which is to say, I take one picture and run it through Photoshop to clean it up, then I run it through a series of adjustments in a plugin called, appropriately enough, Topaz Adjust. I've got a sample here to give you an idea. At any rate, I've done this with a bunch of pictures from a bunch of places, just trying things out, testing, and in general fiddling around with my pictures. Some look better than others, but one city that I think you could put in this technique on any photo taken in Vienna and it would look amazing. I don't know why Vienna looks so good with it, but it does.