Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

Last night I helped Steve Burns with his HDR photo class that met last night to photograph the skyline of San Diego in the fog. The fog was not planned. nut added an interesting effect to the images. There were about 30 students there with every king of camera, mostly SLR Canon or Nikon. I used m cell phone and Canon point an shoot G11 without a tripod. Not the best idea but I managed to get a few acceptable images. THen this morning at the beach I attached my Canon 5DMKII slur to my Wista 4×5 film camera with the 400mm Fujinon lens to get maximum lens tilt to increase the depth of field (Focus). The most tilt/shift that you can get with SLR lenses by Canon is a 90mm TS lens. With my wits set-up I can use my 400mm,240mm,210mm,120m, 105mm large format lenses to expand my tilt /shift capabilities. Usually with long lenses like the 400mm on a SLR your depth of focus is very shallow. After I packed up the car I noticed a couple on the beach using their iPad to take photo of each other and the birds. I am noticing that all our communicate appliance now take photos and some of the do a terrific job. How many do you have that will take images?
For those of you not familiar with HRD or what it means here is a short explanation. High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range 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, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.