Class Shooting at Madonna

A quick shot of part of the class shooting interior HDR at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. I've found that a terrific way to master the theory and practice of shooting for high dynamic range source images is to shoot in a dark room with windows. The dynamic range typically exceeds the cookie cutter 3-shot standard (0, -2, and +2) forcing the photographer to shoot series of 3-shots using exposure compensation. A tremendous learning experience.

One of the students shot a 3 segment panorama with 6 component HDR images each this afternoon. During night lab he smoothly merged the components, tonemapped, and easily photomerged the resultant TIFFs into a beautiful interior HDR Pano! Nice work!

Fiat Lux!


We'll be shooting outside tomorrow to practice some more.