HDR Larcomar Shopping Center - September 2011 Peru Photo Contest
by Jeff Cremer
(Miraflores, Lima, Peru)
I took this photo in the Larcomar shopping center in Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon so I thought that I would go out and get a bite to eat.
I was walking around Larcomar and thought that the sky looked beautiful, blue and clear. I thought that since there was a lot of dynamic range between the sky, the two large buildings, and the stores inside the shopping center and it would be good for an HDR (high dynamic range) capture.
I set up the camera for a three shot bracket at ISO 100 and used the high speed release function on the camera so there wouldn't be a lot of movement between shots.
After I got home I used Photomatix pro to fuse the exposures and then used photoshop to increase the contrast a little bit.
What kind of camera and/or lens did you use?
- D7000 + 28-105mm kit lens.
- Photomatix Pro
- Photoshop CS5
What tips or suggestions do you have for other photographers?
- Take lots of pictures.
- Be critical of your own work.
- Study other peoples photography and find out what "works"
- Take pictures of things that you are passionate about.
- Try to find a new way to show an old subject
Remember: Try to tell a complete story with one photo. Try to capture the essence of the subject in that photograph. I believe that if a photograph makes the viewer pause and think or ask a question or see the world in a new way then I have done my job as a photographer.
This special photo is in the September Inside-Peru Photo Contest.
It is also entered in the 2011 Photo of the Year - Inside-Peru Photo Contest.
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