HDR Photos

For this project, I had three days to create five HDR photos. The first day, I shot several photos, including some really nice ones of my friend. I started getting ahead of myself and thought that I was going to complete this project faster than expected. Frustratingly enough, I realized that I needed three exposures of each of my five subjects to create each HDR, which I did not do and only shot 1 photo of each subject. I probably should have looked into what HDRs actually were before losing my day. I had accepted my failure after internally breaking down and looked forward to the next day. I spent some time looking up inspiration for HDRs beforehand and gathered some ideas of what I was going to shoot. The second day consisted of learning how to properly shoot my photos, chasing ducks around to get a steady shot of them, and making my first HDR of the faucet (my favorite HDR), as shown above. Although chasing those ducks was regrettable at the time, if I hadn’t, I would have never found the faucet. The ducks never made it to the final cut but I still managed to get shots of other subjects in the end. The third day was when I finished collecting my photos and created my actual HDRs. I went on Photoshop and spent a lot of time on each one to get the effect that I wanted. I altered features such as the exposure, detail, and saturation of each photo. I feel like the final products turned out nice so I’m proud of myself. I put a lot of effort into these HDRs (probably more than I should have). Of course it’s at the end of the project when everything is put together when I realized that the project actually wasn’t that bad and that I actually really enjoyed it. I’m glad I got to use a camera and mess around with different exposures. This project only increased my knowledge on photography and perhaps my liking to it.

 

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