Great News! Deri has found a location that is perfect for the Part II of the HDR Class.
If you didn't take the first HDR class, you can still attend this class. I will be reviewing techniques for taking HDR images and you will get hands on experience with shooting and processing HDR.
"I rented the Newell House for June 8th at 1 pm-5 pm (Champoeg Park) in Northwest Saint Paul, Oregon, about 13 miles from Tigard.
This workshop is open to members who have already paid their annual dues! Please do not sign up unless you have already paid your dues.
This is an excellent opportunity to have a location for both computer part of the class (the Tea Room) and an excellent place to shoot HDR images both inside and out.
The Newell House is a fully furnished frontier house from the 1850s. Not only is the Newell House available for us to shoot, but there is a 1850 school house and jail also located on the site. The curator is allowing us
us to set up indoor LED lights (I have 5 studio LED lights) that will provide extra light in the darker parts of the house. The LEDs are adjustable to daylight temperature. Flash is not allowed in the museum. Tripods with smooth tips are allowed in the museum.
The images that I posted are all HDR except for the school bell. For the B&W photos I used a tilt shift lens for selective focus. I am very excited to have get this site as this is a really cool opportunity to get some really cool HDR shots, especially with the windows in the Newell House. Normally the window shots (inside to outside) have blown out highlights so this is a great opportunity for HDR shots. The Newell House grounds are also quite beautiful....."
We can have up to 30 people in the class. Diane and Noah will both be helping out with the hands on portion of the presentation. I will be giving a brief recap of how to properly take HDR images. After spending some time taking pictures, we will then take some of the participants photos, go thru how to process in Photomatix and Nik HDR Efex Pro and then go into the 10 most common HDR mistakes and how to correct them.......I have been searching for a site that would work for both indoor and outdoor photos and was thrilled to be able to book the Newell House. It should be fun!
It is advisable to bring your camera's manual with you!
Recommended Equipment and notes for the class:
DSLR or Point and Shoot camera with Exposure bracketing capabilities or manual exposure.
Camera manual for your camera model (if you don’t have access to one, most can be found on the internet….)
Know how to turn off your on board flash before the class! No flash allowed in the Newell House Museum!
Wide angle lens (24mm or less). Bring the widest angle lens you have…..
Lens[masked]mm (telephoto lenses > 100mm are not needed for the class but you can bring them in case you want to take non HDR images before or after the class)
Tripod with rubber tips (no metal tipped tripods). Prefer a full size tripod but Gorilla Pods or table top tripods can also be used. Monopods will not be steady enough for the indoor shots, but will work outdoors. Contact me if you don't have a tripodal
Extra CF or SD cards for your camera (HDR eats up memory, so be sure to bring quite a few memory cards with you......
Extra batteries for your camera
Cleaning supplies for your lenses
Notes will be supplied
We will be using my LED lights (permission obtained from the curator) to help illuminate the darker areas of the Newell House.
Since Newell House is a museum we have to respect the museum rules and be careful not to touch or handle any of the museum pieces. The Newell House, the Pioneer School House, Jail and the surrounding property are all excellent places for an HDR photoshoot. We will be rotating people through these areas so we don’t get bunched up. We will have an instructor at each location that will work with you on getting the best possible shots. If possible, we will see about getting people behind the ropes in the Newell House, although you can get some great shots anyplace in the museum.
Don’t be shy! Grab one of the instructors (Deri, Diane or Noah) for help in getting your HDR shots. For those of you new to the process, I will have a step-by-step cheat sheet for setting up your camera for HDR.
If time permits- for more advanced HDRers, I will be demonstrating two devices that can help extend the capabilities and double the fun of your camera when shooting HDR.
The second part of the class will be on processing your images. We will be using images that you shoot in the first part of the class, and will process them the correct way in Photomatix and Nik HDR Efex.
It is not necessary to bring a computer along, however if you want to follow along with the screenshots, you are welcome to bring your laptop. It must run off battery power, as I am not sure of the room’s electrical capability.
We will also be looking at the most common HDR mistakes and discuss how to spot them, how to prevent them and how to fix them if needed.
Please note: I am unsure of how secure our items will be, so make sure that you have a way of securing valuables (i.e. hidden in your car).
All 3 instructors have a good working knowledge of Canon cameras. I have also worked with Olympus and Sony, but none of us has worked with Nikon, so it is important to bring the manual to your camera! Hopefully we will have a few Nikon gurus in the class…