High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Fine Art Photography
What is High Dynamic Range or HDR photography?
A high-dynamic range photograph uses multiple images of different exposures to capture a scene's full range of tones.
Why create HDR photos?
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos might be the most fun for me to create. I love to see my photographs come to life with a large span of tones and beautiful pop of color.
Most HDR images are typically identified by their color-saturated 'crunchy' qualities. However, I aim for my photos to fall somewhere in the middle. I like to be somewhere between fully saturated and true-to-life. When photographing this image style, I usually capture three to five separate images. My HDR panorama art may be created from as few as six to as many as 25 images.
There are computer programs out there that can create the "HDR look" from a single image alone. Any underwater image shown in this portfolio is of the single-image variety.
Would you like to purchase HDR prints?
All photographic art displayed on my website is available for purchase. The HDR aspect of a print is how an image is made, not how it is printed. Therefore, there is no extra charge for my HDR art. I recommend my HDR prints be printed on metallic paper, (aluminum) metal, or acrylic to display the best color.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Art from Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, Nevada
Red Rock Canyon Panorama, Nevada; 2021.
A high-dynamic-range photograph of the mountains of Red Rock Canyon with a Joshua tree in the scene and moody storm clouds overhead. Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, Nevada; 2021.
A rainstorm blows in over the Red Rock Canyon desert landscape; 2020.
A single hot air balloon travels over Red Rock Canyon, Nevada; 2020.
A rustic desert landscape with a bull skull in front of the beautiful Red Rock mountain. Bonnie Springs, Nevada; 2019.
A scene from the wild wild west, Bonnie Springs, Nevada; 2019.
HDR Art from Yosemite National Park, California
Heaven in Full Color
The famous view of Yosemite Valley seen from Tunnel View includes El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls with bright sunbeams shining from behind the mountain - Yosemite Valley; 2016.
View of the south mountains of Yosemite Valley with trees showing their fall colors and Bridalveil Falls in the background - South Yosemite Valley; 2016.
Bridalveil Falls Trailhead
A dreamscape of Bridalveil Falls trailhead after a rainstorm - Yosemite Valley, CA; 2016.
Fine Art HDR Underwater Photography
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