New Photography Software
HDR software is commonly used these days in photography to optimize final images. It allows the professional photographer to shoot a scene at multiple exposures and blend the images together to create an enhanced picture. It’s most widely used for architectural photography when dealing with multiple light sources at different exposure values. The flexibility of this software allows you to pick control points to adjust exposure, colour and many other factors in a selected area to further enhance the image. BP imaging has applied this software on two recent jobs, Mapleview Shopping Centre storefront shots (on left, Birks) in Burlington, Ontario and Chicago Metallic (on right, ceiling panels in a subway station) in Toronto, Ontario.
Commercial photographer John Lynch states that not everything can be shot this way. The software is unable to create light meaning if the location does not have the proper lighting needed for the shot, the HDR software can’t be used. It’s a judgement call as a photographer when we are in this situation on whether to add our own lighting to a scene or not. Even the iPhone has it’s own built in HDR software that helps balance the exposure of your point and shoot shots. The facts still remain that photography is all about lighting and how it can be used to illuminate a scene. Our job is to pick the best possible method to achieve the results we’re looking for.