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Walk Portfolio #002

SF Walks #2

by Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller

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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

Black Door

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:

  • Bridge
  • Photoshop
  • Canon DPP (the only RAW processor we had at this time for 40D RAW files)
  • Photomatix
  • 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)
  • Tonemapping
  • 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.



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