Trey Ratcliff's HDR photography

Thursday, October 20, 2011
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 The photographs in this post were taken by Trey Ratcliff and use a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range) to achieve their striking look.  There are more samples of his work after the jump.

HDR is done by taking a number of exposures of the same picture (you can get a similar effect by doing this artificially with a picture's RAW file) so you get a range of intensity and details from the highlights down through the shadows. These are then merged using special software to create the final HDR picture.

If you go to Trey Ratcliff's website Stuck in Customs -- along with seeing many, many more examples of his work -- he has links to a large number of tutorials and resources for photographers who are interested in trying their hand at HDR photography.