Father Ryan Arts Center

Father Ryan Arts Center, originally uploaded by StartPoint Media.

I recently was assigned to photograph HDR images of the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks where I am the contract photographer.

This image was shot normally as a 9 stop HDR. I processed the 32 bit file in Photoshop, saved as a TIFF. Next I open the image in the Photomatix stand alone program and process the image there. I usually use the Photoshop plugin. The image was then tweaked in Photoshop. I like the results, they are comparable to what I have been able to achieve with the plug-in.

I learned this process from a student in my HDR program which was presented to the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).

Get 20 professionals together with a copy of Photoshop and you are bound to learn something even if you are the teacher.

HDR Workshop

McConnels Mill HDR, originally uploaded by StartPoint Media.

© 2009 StartPoint Media, Inc

McConnell’s Mill State Park
Portersville, Pa.

9 frames
Exposed using aperture priority
Nikon D200 w Nikkor 20mm. Polarized.
Processed with Adobe Photoshop and Photomatix plugin.

ASMP Pittsburgh
HDR workshop with Christopher Rolinson
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Point Park University

You will need:
A laptop
Photomatix full or demo version
A Camera that can shoot RAW files
Cable release
Lunch money