I’m going to pitch some HDR photographs to Chartered Accountants Baker Tilly. The concept is to show Manchester financial architecture, new and old, in stunning HDR.
I visited the site of Baker Tilly’s offices last week to get a feel for the place, it’s around Hardman Square in Manchester. I only managed to take 2 shots before being moved along by a security guard. It was still useful to get some test shots and have a look at the site. These aren’t actually HDR, but are “pseudo-HDR” generated from single RAW files.
I’ve been researching and experimenting with various ways of taking high dynamic range images, this the result of my research so far. Also serves as an opportunity to test the gallery functionality in this version of WordPress!
There are plenty of glitches still in the pictures, but I’m making some progress.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It is a set of techniques for allowing a higher range of values between the lightest and darkest areas of a digital image. The results can be truly breathtaking, here are some examples from Wikipedia.
The practical details involved with achieving these effects I’m not sure of yet, I literally just stumbled over the technique, but I’m going to do some research into it.