Get The Shot Studios - Photography by Mark Whitehead

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PANORAMIC HDR

Panoramic - HDR - Long Exposure Landscape Photography.


Panoramic - HDR - High Dynamic Range Landscape Photography with the Pentax 645D

"The great shots are hard to find" - chances are if the location is easy to reach someone else has already done it. Granted, it has not yet been done by you but for me it is more exciting to take chances and get angles that are less likely to have been shot before. Especially when I am shooting for a client, the last thing I want is for them to purchase images from my book and see another photographer with similar images in their portfolio.


Panoramic - HDR - High Dynamic Range Landscape Photography with the Pentax 645D

I recently shot a series of images in this area, shortly after posting the images to my website a new client purchased the images for an apartment complex that was under going an interior re-design. The series of 3 images work well for their design concepts but there was a need for one more image to complete the series. This image needed to be shot in the same location and shot with a HDR - High Dynamic Range of color. The space inside the building this would be featured is a 9ft area. This means I would also need to shoot a panoramic image with a medium format system to fill the space and still maintain all of the detail.

Panoramic - HDR - High Dynamic Range Landscape Photography with the Pentax 645D

The above set of images are the composited HDR images before they are assembled as a panoramic. Each of the 3 images had 3 exposures to capture all of the detail in the shadows, mid tones and highlights. These shots are taken with a panoramic tripod head to line up the image perfectly. This way when assembled the images will go together seamlessly with little manipulation. I find overlapping the images by 1/3 is best.

Panoramic - HDR - High Dynamic Range Landscape Photography with the Pentax 645D

Final Panoramic, HDR, Long Exposure image composite, cropped, optimized and retouched.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
Panoramic HDR - Shooting the Cypress Falls Series
Printing The Cypress Falls Series
Installing The Cypress Falls Series, The Boulders Project