This is a room from Castillo de San Cristóbal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s a fantastic location for HDR Photography and they are (very) tripod friendly. If you travel a lot and take photos, you’ve probably noticed that this is usually not the case. A lot of museums and historical sites don’t allow photography with tripods.
In fact, I’ve been stuck shooting Handheld HDR so often that I’ve created a speedy little work flow for it. I've also been called a human tripod because... Never mind, bad joke. Anyway, check out the Handheld HDR tutorial for more info.
Usually, I carry a tripod everywhere I go unless I know for a fact that the location won’t allow it. Often, I’m greeted at the door by the soup nazi from Seinfeld, “No Tripod For YOU!” On those occasions, I politely tell (lie) them that I promise not to set it up... Let’s just say, I’m like a tripod ninja with the quick releases.
So, if you can use a tripod, cool. If not, it’s not a deal breaker. Handheld HDR can still be a valid solution.
Technical Mumbo Jumbo:
- Nikon D700 - Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8@ 14mm f/5.6 Iso: 100
- 5 Exposure Brackets (-2,-1,0,1,2)
- HDR Photography Processing & Tone Mapping using Photomatix Pro
- Post Processing & Color Correction in Photoshop
- Enhanced detail with Nik Software Sharpener Pro
- Sharpened Edges with Topaz InFocus
- Used the Photoshop High Pass Filter
- No Soup For You!
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