Take five photographs of one subject, using your exposure compensation button and overexposing by two stops and underexposing by two stops, along with the regular camera setting of Aperture Priority f/16/ 100 ISO.
Use compositional rules Rule of Thirds, Leading Line, Framing, Symmetry and Crop.
Video on HDR Processing here
A. Open up Photoshop. File > automate > merge to HDR Pro
B. Hit the browse button. Select photos > last import. Get the five images with the five different exposures pressing command + mouse click.
C. Let Photoshop do it's thing to align the layers.
D. A box will come up. Use the presets on the top right to find what you like the best. "More saturated" emulates Trey Ratcliff's style the most but it's up to you as the artist to choose what you like.
E. Make sure the layers are totally aligned by pressing "get rid of ghosts".
F. Press "done" when you're happy with what you have.
G. Save as lastname-firstname-HDR-Compositional-rule (such as moncure-kelly-hdr-leadingline.jpg) in JPG for yourself on your desktop, and a jpeg for grading in 03-09-2018 HDR Landscape folder in the shared folder RBV-Class1 > 231Common > Period #. You will have five images total.
Remember: Rule of Thirds, Framing, Leading Line, Symmetry and Crop.
Indicate which photograph is which composition.
H. Create a Padlet named "HDR Compositions".
I. Put each BEFORE and AFTER photo for each photograph in the website along with a caption of what the compositional rule is. The before photo will be the one with 0.0 exposure and have in the caption what the ISO, aperture and shutter speed is.
***please note- on Padlet, it will say to upgrade if your image is above 10 MB or not saved as a jpeg. To resize your photograph, open it up in Photoshop, go to image > image size and change the width to 8 inches to make it smaller. Resave your work as lastname-firstname-HDR-compositionalrule-SMALLER.jpg so that you know it's the resized one. Make sure you are handing in to the common drive the original one!
J. Have an explanation as a separate post within your padlet on how you created your HDR photographs-
what you did to create the photographs with the exposures (and that it was on a tripod), and the steps you took in Photoshop to create the final work- in your own words and AT LEAST two paragraphs (DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM THIS WEBSITE!).
Graded based on 20/20
5 points: time on task, citizenship, coming to class on time, no using cell phone, not disturbing others
5 points: photographs- images in focus, good image, not too bright or dark, no dust
5 points: craftsmanship- Created HDR in photoshop, craftsmanship well done, saved in common drive
5 points: Padlet post- title, before and after images with compositional rule and original exposure indicated, and write up complete and well thought out, complete sentences
Period 1 https://padlet.com/kclarkart/HDRlandscape1
Period 2 padlet.com/kclarkart/HDRlandscape2
Period 4 padlet.com/kclarkart/HDRlandscape4
Period 5 padlet.com/kclarkart/HDRlandscape5
Period 6 padlet.com/kclarkart/HDRlandscape6