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Condensation X - Prelude

1 exposure

scenes like this won’t benefit from HDR

Incubation II

 3 exposures

scenes like this may be made with 1 exposure but benefit from more

Antarctica CXXX

5 exposures

scenes like this require HDR

How many exposures do you need for HDR images?

It depends.

It depends on the contrast ratio of the scene you’re photographing.

And, it depends on how many corners you’re willing to cut.

There is a case to be made for rendering all images with bracketed exposures. If the best data in a file is in the top stop of the dynamic range of a camera, then making one exposure per stop of dynamic range in the scene, each weighted to the top stop pf the camera (ETTR), will give you ideal data in every stop of the rendered scene, once the exposures are merged. So, ideally, you’d make one exposure per stop of dynamic range in the scene. In your first exposure place the shadows in the top stop of the histogram (to the right), without clipping. Then in subsequent exposures reduce exposure in one stop increments, making a new exposure each time, until the highlights are placed in the top stop without any clipping. Then stop.


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Suffusion XV

 Workshop

Black & White Mastery

December 12-16, 2016

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Test the latest Epson printers, inks, and papers. They're the best ever!

Learn the heart of Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop including the latest advances.

This workshop closely follows the content of my most popular workshop, The Fine Digital Print Intermediate, diving more deeply into black and white imagery.

The Fine Art Digital Printing workshop series offers the most advanced digital printing workshops available anywhere. You'll learn more in one week than you learn in a semester in college.

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Save 10% / $160 - Register By Nov 18

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quotes_visualization

Enjoy this collection of quotes on visualization.

“Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.” – Bo Bennett

“Visualization and belief in a pattern of reality activates the creative power of realization.” – A. L. Linall, Jr.

“Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.” – David Seabury

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.” - Robert Collier

“Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” - Sara Blakely

“The harder you work... and visualize something, the luckier you get.” - Seal


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2016-cmca-auction-1

Don’t miss out! Browse + Bid on exceptional works by 36 leading and emerging artists. A great way to support The Center For Maine Contemporary Art / CMCA and contemporary art in Maine. Auction online through Paddle8. All proceeds directly support CMCA.

Participating artists include ...
Bo Bartlett, John Bisbee, Katherine Bradford, Emily Brown, Tom Burckhardt, Tom Butler, John Paul Caponigro, Caleb Charland, Ann Craven, David Dewey, Lois Dodd, David Driskell, Betsy Eby, Inka Essenhigh, Linden Frederick, John Goodman, Ken Greenleaf, Peter Halley, Charlie Hewitt, Tanja Hollander, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz, Rollin Leonard, Amy Lowry, Kayla Mohammadi, John Moore, Paul Oberst, Winston Roeth, Kate Russo, Peter Soriano, Aaron Stephan, Joyce Tenneson, Don Voisine, Todd Watts, William Wegman, Dudley Zopp

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Alignment XIX

My free October Desktop Calendar features an image from Death Valley, California.

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Find out more about this image here.


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