I had to install Magic Lantern again, because I formatted the card where it ran from. Because people always ask or look for it, I decided to write a short list of things you have to do. And the good thing is: I can look it up too 🙂
Basically the whole Magic Lantern Setup consists of 6 steps. Read more
I always wanted to make a HDR of a person. Problem was: People get washed away and look like zombies.
So what did I do?
Let’s leave aside that I took 9 (!) exposures with magic lantern. Let’s also oversee the fact that they were in steps of 0.5EV. (Why? Because I could 😉 )
I layered the medium exposure and the HDR up and painted the skin through. Not 100% but enough to give the impression of a real human being.
She was so patient. And concentrated. She was reading the third part of Sacer Sanguis (which only exists in German until today – I do not know why but it is a very good book series).
I am a big fan of sunrays and then I take my time to work them out of the RAW image. In this HDR this was rather difficult. But still, no Photoshop was needed.
A lot of people know how tiltshift works. Even more think, that they can do good tiltshift. Mostly the tiltshift is dull and SOOC (straight out of the camera) lacking the subtle details which make your mind go BOOM!
I tried a different approach. Like in one of my older pictures, where a man stands sharp as he is in the middle of the blurred zone on a tiltshift, I wanted all the people to be standing out of the landscape.
It is a picture about the people in the backgound. I think I could have also called it “Ode to the people in the background”.
I stopped doing HDR shots some time ago. Now I started again. I love strong colors and I love the look of black and white pictures. HDR has some aspects of both.
HDR is strange. People like it or they hate it or they do both. The pictures below were shot handheld and postprocessed with HDR Efex.