Shoot Mid-day, Yes, Yes you can!
A flawed system
What to shoot Mid-Day
Most often, especially with, red, orange, Yellow flowers, it is the red channel. So shooting HDR helps with keeping this channel under control and giving us a much sharper image than a standard one because just like when we blow out all channels (white) it causes a great loss in detail.
No it is not a true HDR but what we are instead doing is something I alluded to earlier. How the mind puts together an image sometimes more so than the eye and we can simulate this by using tone-mapping to bring down the highlights till they fit and don’t blow out and then boosting the mid-range that our eye/brain combo gets so right but our cameras, as we knew them, get so wrong.
The point about the slotted canyon and image you provided was brilliant.
This a great example of the first rule of photo club… don’t tell others what they can or can’t do.. Sure you can advise best practices, but as soon as one gets preachy..there will be someone who knows much more (PT for example) to prove you wrong. Great post !
Great post, Peter. I like your thought that the process is to capture what our eyes (and mind) saw, whatever that requires.
Another reason for shooting mid-day, you might not be able to return at another time. I will be in Tuscany in Aug. and I’m sure there will be times when I only have a limited time to shoot, and will just have to make the best of it. I am hoping to try some HDR in wine country there. We’ll see what happens, I’m often reminded that “it’s a vacation, not a shoot”.
Good point Patrick and the point is HDR opens up opportunities
Tuscany…Sigh, I hate you. LOL
Have a great time, send us an HDR image you want to show everyone here!
1st off welcome back Peter. I’ve been shooting quite a few custom cars lately using HDR. Getting these car owners out during the golden hour is pretty much impossible. Talking about specular highlights, these cars are more than shinny. What adverse effects if any would using a circular polorizer and HDR have. Probably going to test it out tomorrow at a car show but wanted you take on the subject.
So… how do you do portraits mid day?
Dave….you know how
[…] But I will say I did answer the second part of your question about shooting Mid-Day in an article at our sister site The HDR Image https://thehdrimage.com/shoot-mid-day-yes-yes-you-can/ […]