Please note that if you sign up for this meetup, attendance to both sessions is mandatory. The first session is two hours and begins at 10:30am Saturday, February 22. The second session is two hours and begins at 6:15pm Tuesday, February 25th. You can, of course, change your RSVP to “not attending” if something comes up but if you are attending, you are attending both (outdoor and indoor) sessions. Please RSVP with consideration.
There is a fee of $5 for this meetup. The fee is to cover expenses for facility and equipment rental. Please bring your $'s to Saturday's event.
High-Dynamic-Range Imaging (HDRI or HDR) is a set of techniques used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. HDR images can represent more accurately the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.
High-dynamic-range photographs are generally achieved by capturing multiple standard photographs, often using exposure bracketing, and then merging them into an HDR image. Any camera that allows manual exposure control can create HDR images.
The idea of using several exposures to fix a too-extreme range of luminance was pioneered as early as the 1850s by Gustave Le Gray to render seascapes showing both the sky and the sea. Such rendering was impossible at the time using standard methods, the luminosity range being too extreme. Le Gray used one negative for the sky, and another one with a longer exposure for the sea, and combined the two into one picture in positive.
The advancement of digital photography software had made is easy to create high quality HDR images.
Our own in-house HDR guru, Rob Henrickson, will lead the workshop giving us tips for capturing images in the field and then demonstrating the use of HDR software (in this case Photomatix) at a The Alliance For Arts and Culture in downtown Vancouver.
Rob has been practicing the discipline of HDR Photography since 2012 and has been a member of our group since Oct, 2012. His images are always well received.
Session 1: Capturing images in the field for HDR processing.
This session will include instruction on the capturing of images for HDR processing.
You will need to bring:
• a digital camera with bracketing capabilities. You don’t necessarily need an SLR camera. If you’re not sure if your camera has bracketing capabilities consult your user manual or google.
• a tripod
• appropriate attire (non formal)
Session 2: Demonstration of the Photomatix software to convert images to HDR.
This session will be a demonstration of how easy it is, using software, to create awesome HDR images. Rob will take us through his workflow (we’ll have a projector and screen) and demonstrate the software capabilities. ***You will not be processing your own images at this workshop. In the interest of time, it will be a demonstration only.***
You will need to bring:
• a notepad or tablet or laptop for taking notes
• your beverage of choice (sorry not alcohol)
Van City Free Capture Photography has arranged a 25% discount for members who wish to purchase the Photomatix software. The discount code will be announced at the meetup. There is a trial version available for free.
Please note: If there is sufficient demand for this meetup a second one will be announced.
Session One: Saturday, February 22, 10:30 am.
We will meet in the parking lot at Crab Park 149 E Waterfront Rd. From there we’ll find somewhere to set up. The meetup will feature discussion on the features of HDR photography as well as instruction on the technical aspects of the practice. Everyone will have a chance to capture some images for future processing. There will be opportunity for further discussion and relaxation following the shoot.
Session Two: Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 pm.
We will meet at The Alliance For Arts And Culture. Suite 100 - 938 Howe St. at 6:15 and will conclude after two hours. ***The entrance to the venue is to the left!***
The function of the group is to learn and practice the techniques of photography. This involves learning photography not only from your guides but also by sharing knowledge with your group-mates. The intention is also to organize and get to know new people. The attendant size of the meets will be small so participants can have the opportunity to get to know all their group-mates and spend time with a guide. If you select to attend a meet and then cannot make it, please be courteous to others in the group and change your RSVP status as soon as possible to allow others who might be on the waiting list the chance to participate.
Please feel comfortable in posting your photographs and advising others; critical appraisal is helpful. What will also be appreciated are ratings and, especially, comments to individual meets and the group dynamic as a whole. This is important because it will ultimately add value to our meetings and improve our experience.