Capturing HDR Images at Drayton

Tony Sweet
Duration:   8  mins

Historic Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, offers interesting architectural patterns. In this video, professional shooter Tony Sweet photographs a series of stone antechambers in high dynamic range. You will learn how to create HDR images that capture the full details of these high-contrast subjects.

Using a 14mm lens and six different, full-stop exposures, Tony frames the stone archway opening onto bright sky, trees, and lawn. He also shoots a lineup of stone vestibules in vertical and horizontal formats. The processed files assembled in editing solve the problems of dark shadows and bright highlights, and the finished HDR images capture the full tonal range.

See all of the videos in our Visual Artistry Course:

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HDR Photography: Capturing a Water Scene
Close-Up Photography: Capturing the Details of Shells
Photographing Scenery with Multiple Exposures
Black and White Conversion
Capturing the Beauty of Downtown Charleston
Infrared Photography: Tips on Shooting and Editing
How to Mirror an Image Using Photoshop
How to Photomerge to Create a Panoramic Image
Creating a Digital Sandwich
Capturing Unique Shots in Drayton Cellar
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Capturing and Editing Infrared Images
Mirroring Images at Magnolia Garden
Photographing Charleston Gallery
Stitching and Merging Photos from Drayton Hall
Assembling a Digital Sandwich at Magnolia Garden
Photographing Trees with Multiple Exposure