Architectural photo at Gloucester Cathedral featuring ancient crypt with robot sculpture art installation…It was only possible to get this much detail by using bracketing… It seems that the release of Adobe Lightroom CC has re-kindled the fiery debate regarding single exposures vs bracketing, HDR vs digital blending.
Architectural photo at Gloucester Cathedral featuring organ, choir stalls and mosaic aisle. Sometimes you’re just lucky. Before I entered this area of the church, there had been a choir practicing and they had left the lights on. Thankfully, I was able to get the HDR bracket done just before the warden came to switch them off!
Taking HDR photography in Litchfield Cathedral was a pleasure (see other photos here ). I found that HDR photography was really useful to capture this image because of the high dynamic range. This means it has some super dark areas (shadows) and really bright areas (highlights).
Beijing at it’s best was, whenever the wind blew away the smog leaving crystal blue skies and wispy clouds! Digital travel photography whilst being in China was awesome. As with any major city, you’re never alone as a photographer. It’s even more so the case when you’re visiting the hot tourists spots where everyone goes to get those famous shots.
Picture 1: St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Church (Facing east)
By focussing on architectural photography, specifically church photography I have found four main factors that have contributed to improving my photography. They have also elicited positive feelings I hadn’t expected and motivated me to continue photographing more churches and cathedrals.
Since rekindling my passion for photography I’ve found myself returning to cathedrals and churches again and again, (and again) to take photographs, but why?
Well, my mother is happy as she thinks I’ll find God, whereas my wife is worried, as she thinks I want to be a monk.
When I stopped by in this church it was clear that to capture the full dynamic range of this scene required HDR capture. This meant I would have to bracket my shots. I took enough brackets to ensure that I had the desired amount of detail in the highlights and shadows, as well as ensuring that nothing was blown out (use those blinkies & histogram :-D).