Digital HDR Portfolio news article: Planck Studios Chicago Prints and Photos

Digital HDR Portfolio

Surreal, colorful and alive: A portfolio of an unseen Chicago.

Posted Sep 27, 2007

Digital HDR Portfolio '07

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These digital images explore urban environments by concentrating a range of information.

High Dynamic Range imaging functions much the same way as a survey. Both pull from a representative sample to form a more complete view of the situation. Each HDR image is built from at least 4 (and sometimes as many as 20) exposures. These exposures vary only in the amount of time the shutter is opened. It may take as long as 30 minutes to record this sequence.

Digital HDR Example
Digital HDR Example
Final HDR Image

Blanketing each scene in this technique provides a gradient of information. As this information is blended, anomalies between exposures disappear and consistent color is concentrated. The resulting images are infused with life and celebrate urban environmental detail.

The Camera

Panasonic Lumix FZ-30

Image capture is performed with the Panasonic Lumix FZ-30 digital camera. The lens is a fixed Leica 35-420, shown at right with the optional 24.4mm wide angle adapter.