Sean Colón takes on HDR Photography

23 02 2011

SNT comrade (photographer, videographer, SFX makeup specialist, horror enthusiast, adventurer!) Sean Colón is currently working on re-editing his photos as HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photos, as well as doing more photography of this type very soon. We thought we’d take this opportunity to look into HDR and share some of Sean’s awesome work and comparisons [click the photos to enlarge!].

What is HDR Photography?

Via the Wiki article: In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight.

Via Trey Ratcliff of Stuck In Customs: HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a post-processing of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed. […]

When you are actually there on the scene, your eye travels back and forth, letting in more light in some areas, less light in others, and you create a “patchwork-quilt” of the scene. Furthermore, you will tie in many emotions and feelings into the imagery as well, and those get associated right there beside the scene. Now, you will find that as you explore the HDR process, that photos can start to evoke those deep memories and emotions in a more tangible way. It’s really a wonderful way of “tricking” your brain into experiencing much more than a normal photograph.

Here’s another HDR shot of Sean’s:

And just so you get the full effect, here’s two of his comparisons (shot in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery):

AWESOME!!! Thanks again to Sean for sharing these with SNT.

Please check out his Tumblr for upcoming posts of brand new HDR pix!




One response

23 02 2011
the imagists

Nice shots

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