Louis Trocciola :: Phototrope Studio :: Leaving The Station Photo Blog

August 16, 2008


Filed under: Photography,Random — studiophototrope @ 1:02 pm
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A number of blogger friends are nature photographers. So I figured I make a contribution of sorts.

3 Exposure HDR. Click image for larger view, click again to zoom.






  1. There it is again, I mean this is what one can refer to as the “HDR-effect” that makes one wonder whether it is a photo or a drawing/painting. Besides, I think it adds some kind of quality to the image that a conventional photo can’t. This is interesting!

    Comment by Staffan H — September 26, 2008 @ 7:05 pm | Reply

  2. I think you’ve hit on it Staffan. Ultimately the photographer, in post processing, can bring out different kinds of HDR ‘looks’, depending on what he/she likes, or what fits the image best… One type of look is what I call the ‘video game’ look, another is the ‘hyper reality’ look. They’re both great looks and that’s why the whole process, from shooting the bracketed images, to importing those images into Photomatix [my preferred HDR software], to the the final step in the HDR software, Tone Mapping, and then moving that HDR image into Photoshop for some serious fun is well worth the effort. It’s kind of a long process from beginning to end, a couple of hours to get things “right”, but it’s a great process that really gets the creative electrolytes flowing.
    hey if you want to talk more about this HDR stuff, feel free to email me. You can grab my email on the contact page…
    Thanks for stopping in again. It’s always a pleasure to see you here.
    Best regards,

    Comment by studiophototrope — September 26, 2008 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  3. Louis-

    Terrific photograph. What I aspire mine to be like someday!
    I love the way you explain your process….simplified though it may be. Being practiced at this, you say you spend 2 hours on a photo; I’m just beginning and have a long road ahead but plugging along on it.
    I’m using Dynamic Photo HDR by Mediachance and enjoying it a lot. I just need to actually read the tutorial instead of thinking I can figure it out on my own.
    In any case, wonderful photo, as always!

    (and thanks for the recent comment on the Dahlia photos)

    Comment by sambissell — September 28, 2008 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

  4. I have been following your work for the last few weeks now on my rss feeds. I love your HDR stuff. I took my first HDR’s this weekend of some construction equipment. This was my very first attempt at this. I am pasting my flickr link so you can take a peek. One day I hope to capture some quality images like yours. You have given me some great ideas with the flowers. Love this photo, its a wonderful effect, and works well with this layout.


    Comment by Greg — September 30, 2008 @ 8:15 am | Reply

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