More often I don’t read the instructions. They are usually filled with waffle and glossy pictures. Sometimes I find the step-by-step instructions are either inadequate or incomplete. I prefer to jump in feet first and swim my way up, then I re-write the instructions.
With that in mind, I’ve got a small project to do early next week: Convert Trey Ratcliff Triple-Lesson into HDRI into a simple step-by-step instruction manual, plus usable with GIMP. Maybe this has been done before, but I want to be able to read it succinctly and concisely. I just want the instructions, not all the pronouns and extra waffly details. I’ll swim through it all my way.
On that note, I plan to do a lot more HDR work over the next few months.
OK, nothing so flamboyant as Trey’s amazing work, but simply to enhance shots that would otherwise be deleted. Sounds a bit odd? Well, I’ve determined that Orton and HDR are pretty much the same thing. And I’ve already learnt Orton to the point that I have a technique called ‘Orton+’ (more on that later) that I’ve used on a few images.
Here they are.
Many more Orton/HDR images that I photographed and edited are available to view on my Redbubble Gallery.
Now some of you may tell me they either are or are not, feel free, I encourage healthy discussion.