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Walk Portfolio #005

SFWalks #04

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 Canon 1D Mark III and 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.

When we photograph we want to enjoy the scene and capture things we like (can be even just funny). We are not thinking about creating the "great" gallery print. This does not mean that some of the shots may not be used for more ambitous portfolios.

Walk Portfolio #005: SF Walks #4

Old Car

This walk was part of our recent "Capture more Light" workshop. We were photographing together with our students. You can believe us, we all had great fun. We hope to be able to create a Blurb book with pictures from our students.

Location: Near Future Light workshop location in San Francisco

Location History: Second time photographing there

Revisit planned: Many times and each workshop

Weather: Sunshine with some harsh shades

Photographers: Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller

Walk Duration: about 100 minutes net

Camera(s): Canon 40D and 1D Mark III

Lens(es): Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS + Canon 24-105 f/4L IS

Images Taken: 66 x 3 bracketed exposures for the 40D(198 RAW files)

                        56 x 5 bracketed exposures for the 1D Mark III (280 RAW files)

Storage needed: 5.1 GB for RAW files

Time for post-processing: about 3 hours for an initial portfolio

Tools uses for Editing:

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Photomatix (tonemapping)
  • Lightzone 3.x
  • PhotoAcute
  • PTLens or Kekus LensFix
  • 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
  • Super-Resolution
  • B&W conversion
  • Colorizing

Here is our first draft of the "SF Walks #04" portfolio.

As mentioned before we will share in our workshops all the techniques we used to create these portfolios.



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