Thursday, October 19, 2006

Fun with photoshop.

So I've been playing around with the new camera. There really are some neat things that you can do with digital images these days. One of them is HDR or High Dynamic Range images.

In the olden days of camera you basically could shoot several images and "bracket" the exposure to make sure you had a good shot. If you had your own dark room (and were shooting black and white), you could take these images and adjust the exposure time and burn and dodge in areas of the picture to give it a more even exposure. But this was virtually impossible to do with your average color snapshot.

Well with digital imaging you can merge several shots together and use the dynamic range in each shot to give the picture a more "true to life" feel.

Here's an example of my house in HDR.
















You can also play around with the compression techniques and get some super saturated HDR pics like this.



If you're bored sometime try searching Flickr for HDR images.

13 Comments:

At 10/20/2006 9:33 AM, Blogger sdkdfhlkjh said...

I've seen these before. Check out this guy.

http://www.gawker.com/artists/trey-ratcliff.php

I don't understand it but I like it.

Post more as you do more! Please.

 
At 10/20/2006 10:59 AM, Blogger Jack said...

I've seen some of his stuff before. Especially his cityscapes. WOW. Obviously I'm just getting started on this. I'm still learning the idocyncracies of both my camera and the latest version of photoshop. It's a little like learning a different dialect of the same language. You have an idea of what you want to do and how to do it but figuring out the details takes a little while.

 
At 10/22/2006 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, that second one makes your house look spooky. Is that a man in the window?!?!?! AHHHH!!!!!!

 
At 10/23/2006 11:51 AM, Blogger Steve-O said...

Houses with auras and halos just don't seem natural. I think it's a basic human instinct to stay away from them. Like really far away. Like, I'm moving now because your house creeps me out. I'm not going to tell you where either because your house might be able to find me.

 
At 10/23/2006 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take me with you. I think that house is full of clowns.

BTW Steve - I was telling Jack that my dad thinks the TextElf stuff should be a weekly update. Hurry and send me TextElf stuff, boys!

 
At 10/23/2006 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks guys - now i'm afraid to stay in my own house! I think I'm gonna have to leave the country now. I'll have nightmares all night long. ugh

 
At 10/24/2006 7:30 AM, Blogger Steve-O said...

Hey I blame Jack. It was his paranormal photography that brought to light the phenomenon. Sure, he tried to pass it off as some "standard photo techniques" that have been done with black and white photography for years, but really, its black magic. Voodoo. Santaria (sp?). The Metric System.

 
At 10/24/2006 8:08 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Hey for a low low price I can do this to your house/apartment/dwelling also.

 
At 10/24/2006 2:14 PM, Blogger Steve-O said...

Wait, you're offering to let people pay you to infest their residences with unnatural and spooky halos? No thanks, man! I'll pass!

 
At 10/25/2006 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't need anymore scary things in my house! One bed eating dog is quite enough. Money scammer... You keep your grubby camera away from my house!

Run, Amy! Run to South America! Your house is filled with clowns!

Steve, that's some funny shit, dude. The Metric System. Ha! I'm laughing and getting stared at in the UTA library. Unfortunatly, this is not unusual.

 
At 10/26/2006 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not only clowns, jr, but there is a recently uncovered empty swimming pool in the backyard! "they're here!"

 
At 10/27/2006 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so never visiting you people again. I may never set foot in OK again - wait, that's not such a bad thing!

 
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