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High Dynamic Range HDR Photography Apache Lake Arizona 

As promised from my article from last week was that I would make a second post from my photo trip to Apache Lake. The first article can be found here: Outdoor Photography and Being Flexible  

This time I would post Photographs I took on the way home shooting in high dynamic range or HDR for short.

What is that you might ask?

High Dynamic Range HDR Photography Apache Lake Arizona

High Dynamic Range image on the road at Apache Lake.

You see, a digital camera be it a DSLR or even a cell phone has only limited capabilities.

It cannot see things the way our eyes can. It’s not just our eyes but also how the brain interprets what it is being shown.

If you photograph something that has a lot of bright elements in the image you cannot see anything in the shadow area’s and if you expose the image to show what is in the shadows the highlights will get blown out or over exposed.

High Dynamic Range HDR Photography Apache Lake Arizona

HDR image of a creek bed near Apache Lake, Arizona.

High Dynamic Range HDR Photography Apache Lake Arizona

Desert landscape in HDR. Photography by Jason Tarr.

I wanted all the dynamic range to show up in my images that I could get. When it comes to my landscape photography, I want the photograph to be the best it can be with lots of full body color and detail in the shadow areas.

I also want the sky to be very blue and white clouds to stand out.

Just like it looked when I was there.

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HDR photo near of bridge near Apache Lake.

High Dynamic Range HDR Photography Apache Lake Arizona

Full view of Apache Lake, Arizona. Photography by Jason Tarr. 

I hope you enjoy my post on photography and have learned something useful that you can use in your own photography.

I will be posting more in the future.

High Dynamic Range HDR Photography Apache Lake Arizona