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While photographing my laundry remodeling project last summer, I discovered that there are two situations van cleef black earrings replica that are extremely difficult to capture in digital photography: light fixtures, and indoor spaces with windows.


Recently, I wanted to photograph our dining room with a homemade chandelier turned on and a bright, snowy scene showing through a set of windows. I wanted detail in the room, in the light fixture, and in the outdoor snowy scene.


Unfortunately, it is not possible to have it all in a single shot, no matter how much special lighting you have. As you can see in photos 2, 3, 4, and 5, you will lose detail somewhere in the photo no matter what exposure you choose.


The solution to indoor/lighting photography?


1. Set the camera on a tripod.


2. Take three or four exactly placed photos at different exposures: one to capture the detail outside the window, one to capture detail in the light fixture, and one or two to capture detail in the rest of the room.


3. Mash all four photos in Photoshop.


Step 1: How to Mash Different Exposures


To mash photos with different exposures, you'll need an image editing software that works in layers. Photoshop is one of several that do so, and it is the software used here.


Before you "mash," or combine, photos, be sure to make COPIES van cleef and arpels stud earrings replica of the photos you wish to mash. DO NOT work with originals.


Next, layer the photos as follows from darkest to lightest.


1. Open the second darkest photo, select the entire photo with the selection tool and copy.


2. Open the darkest photo and paste the second darkest on top. The second darkest photo will appear above the darkest photo in the layers sidebar.


3. Repeat with second lightest and the lightest photos, pasting them on top of the darker photos. All photos will now appear in the layers sidebar stacked from darkest to lightest.


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Light is light. It is called because the duration is so short but it can be modified with the exactly same methods as any light.


With the light fixture you could either change some serious bulbs in them and only burn them for the time you really need to, not as general illumination or you could screw in one of those E27 socket slaves. Even if you use hot lights in the sockets, the heat will not harm anything if the burn time is short enough.


Balance the exposures. You are the photographer, you do the light. The only lighting level you cannot control is what is outside, what is inside is up to you. I do not know if any digital camera can do double exposures but with film things like the lighting fixtures could be exposed for a much longer time providing the outside light can be somehow shut out.


Digital or film does not matter, the camera is only a tool to capture the light. The same lighting works, the same filters, colors, physics. the thing that differs is that with film you get continuous tones with grain, with digital you get a finite number of tones with pixels.


Do not be fooled into thinking that the camera books contain information that cannot be used with the new fangled digital. Look at pictures by Adams, Cornell, Capa, Cartier Bresson, Hurrell, Leibowitz and a bunch of others and remember that they are not made on a computer, they are real. Recreate the scene and take the picture with your digital and you get the same result.


Photography is about vision and light, it is not about cameras and materials. Think about computers, is it the computer or the person between the keyboard and chair that does the work; the same applies to photography: camera or photographer?


Study the light and you will eventually become one with the scene, study the paints and you become one with the canvas.


I learned a lot about capturing light with a paintbrush, but I need hands on lessons in capturing light with photographic equipment. Here a humbling quote from Ansel Adams: what I know now, any photographer worth his salt could make some beautiful things with pinhole cameras. This is called HDR photography. It will do everything for you.


Using a free HDR tool can get you pretty similar results, without all the complicated hand work. Also, I pretty sure photoshop has a pretty robust HDR tool in it.


THANK YOU! I had to look up HDR cuz I never heard of it before. High Dynamic Range tools let you do what I did automatically, aligning and mashing a range of exposures. Best thing is, there are several free HDR software out there! Newer versions of arpels van cleef earrings replica Photoshop have it as an option, but my Elements 5 doesn Will be downloading one of those free programs soon!

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