the dining room
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Take a look at this photograph, it looks evenly lit and the are highlights from the lighting in the alcove at the top right, and there is detail in the shadow. However, in the room, it was much brighter and much darker.
- Low lighting in the room
- Bright light in the alcove top right of frame
- Seated area to the back of the shot was in more shadow
The camera can’t pick up detail in the shadow area, and in the alcove, it is simply not sensitive enough
- if I exposed for the table, the seating area would be too dark, and the alcove far too bright.
- If I exposed for the lighing in the alcove, the rest of the photo would be dark.
- If I exposed for the seating, the rest of the photograph would be too bright.
Take several exposures and combine them using software HDR.
3 photographs were taken, one at the exposure the camera suggested, one 2stops brighter and the 3rd was 2 stops darker.
These were then combined to make the above photograph, using a process called blending or fusion blending. It is a kind of HDR processing, but it does not involve tone mapping, rather a process that allows you to make very natural looking images.
If you are interested knowing how I make these images, either follow me on this tumblr blog, look out for me on facebook and google plus where I will be putting together a simple course on how to create natural looking multiple exposure photography.
If you want to see all the photographs on this blog that are shot using this multiple exposure process, click this link and all the relevant images will be displayed.