HDR in an old-time drugstore

What takes eight exposures, a tripod, and a range of 12 EVs? If you guessed a RAW exposure sequence manually bracketed for HDR (High Dynamic Range) with a strongly back lit window display of old bottles in a mock-up antique apothecary (with stuffed and dimly-lit shelves to either side) you’d be right regarding the image below. I shot it at the unique and wonderful Laws Railroad Museum near Bishop, CA.

Apothecary by Harold Davis
Apothecary © Harold Davis

My eight exposures were shot at a 22mm focal length, an aperture of f/8 and an ISO of 200. Shutter speed durations ranged from 1/640 of a second to 2 seconds.

Want to learn how to shoot and process this kind of HDR sequence in a variety of conditions and with a variety of subject matter? You can read my book Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide To High Dynamic Range Photography or you can get it from the “the horse’s mouth”—that would be me!

I am giving an all-day HDR Bootcamp workshop on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 here in Berkeley, CA. The cost is $195.00.

This will be a hands-on workshop in terms of both shooting and processing.  I will demonstrate my unique post-processing techniques that cannot be learned anywhere else. Click here for more information and registration.

Early-bird special: Note that HDR Bootcamp (Saturday October 6), Digital Black & White Masterclass (Saturday November 3), and Photographing Flowers for Transparency (Saturday December 1) are each discounted by $20 each until August 31, 2012. These three workshops are among my most popular offerings, and I expect them to fill up extremely quickly in the next few weeks. Please register now to avoid disappointment.

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