The Creation of an Image​

How Presentation Photo Can Maximize The Impact of Your Image​s


The following example illustrates how a simple shot of a living room can be created to look bright and balanced with the outdoor light. The effect is obtained through an HDR technique and avoids the use of photographic strobes or supplemental lighting:



Compare Before and After

Before as the camera sees the image After and similar to how your eye would see the image
  • Single exposure balancing highlight and shadow areas
  • Highlights are blown and no view beyond the window
  • Shadow areas are dark with no detail
  • Overall unbalanced lighting does not appear natural
  • Dynamic range of the light in the image is beyond the capability of the cameras sensor
  • No amount of processing can recover the lost shadows and highlights contained within the frame
  • Wireless strobes could be added to bounce light into the scene but are time consuming, awkward and can have unnatural effects
  • 5 exposures blended into 1 image capture highlights and shadows
  • Highlights are recovered and view beyond window now possible
  • Shadows are opened up with detail recovery
  • Balanced lighting obtained as your eye would view the scene
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography blends various exposures of the same scene to capture the full dynamic range in one final image
  • Processing of the final HDR image is done to add detail into textures and selected richness to accent colours
  • Camera on a tripod takes 5 exposures in little more time than one exposure and preserves natural shadows in the room