PotD (Photo of the Day) – HDR Ferrari

PotD: 2010.10.12

Date Taken: 2010.02.11

Photo Specs: Nikon D3 + 28-70/2.8 lens @ 30mm, f/7.1,  ISO 200, no flash, 7-shot bracketed HDR

Why it’s cool & how I got it: If you’ve been following my work for a while, you’ll know I am fairly adept at this whole High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography thing. It’s a popular technique of late, and involves taking multiple shots at different exposures and then blending them together into one. Sometimes it works, often it doesn’t. And it’s really easy to overdo – which is why so many photography snobs poo-poo the whole HDR process. It’s too bad, because when it’s done well, it can be simply stunning. I’ve tweaked my own process over the years, and use it most often for my architectural interiors and exteriors. In this case I used it to shoot this sweet little Ferrari, parked in a large garage. The only light is coming from the overhead fluorescents. I used a tripod to shoot 7 different exposures at varying shutter speeds, then blended them all together to get what you see below. If you’d like to see more of my HDR work, check out this gallery.

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  • October 13, 2010 - 6:00 am

    Miguel - Great shot. The car looks transparent. Amazing. Other than getting a huge lightbox for the shot, great job.
    I would have suggested driving the car around the block to see what the best angle would be for the light.