What the heck do we call a "Walk Portfolio"? Please check out our first Walk Portfolio.
Note: All photos were shot with the new Canon EOS 40D!
Here are some recent examples:
These "Walk Portfolios" are also very important for our new workshops:
DOP HDR workshop: "Capture more Light"
These workshops actually teach how to capture scenes concentrating on exploring the local environment and not too much worrying about the current light. How that?
- By capturing multiple bracketed frames we have in many cases the photographic material to handle even more challenging light situations.
- The image capturing process is then complemented by post-processing techniques that allow us (and of course our students) to make the best out of this material.
Walk Portfolio #001: SF Walks #2
We present here our second Walk Portfolio. Right now San Francisco is a prime location for this type of our photographic work. We also plan to present some sort of data that can be interesting for our readers.
Location: San Francisco
Location History: First time visit and all scenes for the first time photographed
Revisit planned: Yes. There is a lot more to explore.
Weather: Sunshine with harsh shades
Photographers: Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller
Walk Duration: about 60 minutes net
Camera(s): Canon 40D (bought the day before :-) )
Lens(es): Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS
Images Taken: 83 x 3 bracketed exposures (249 RAW files)
Storage needed: 3.3 GB (the camera had 4 GB card)
Time for post-processing: about 3 hours for an initial portfolio
Tools uses for Editing:
- Canon DPP (the only RAW processor we had at this time for 40D RAW files)
- Lightzone 3.x
- PTLens or Kekus LensFix
- Akvis Enhancer 7.0
- Our own Tonality Tuning Kit 2.0 and EasyS Plus Sharpening 3.0 (yes, we use our own tools :-))
Important Techniques used:
- Highlight Recovery (read more here)
- Lens Correction
- Perspective corrections
- Photoshop layers
- Selective color tuning
- Blending of B&W and color (colorizing)
Here is our first draft of the "SF Walks #2" portfolio.
As mentioned before we will share in our workshops all the techniques we used to create these portfolios.