April 30, 2006

Infrared hoops; NYC in HDR

  • Sports Shooter discusses photographer Tom Dahlin’s use of a modified Canon D60 to capture basketball shots in infrared. More images are in the gallery. [Via] Funny–these images kind of remind me of the cut scenes from 1987′s Double Dribble.
  • Photoshop diva Katrin Eismann has posted some of the work she and her SVA students did last semester, using HDR to capture New York. She writes,

    My panos were all shot in the middle of a very, very bright day in Manhattan. What I find interesting about HDR is it has extended the time of day that I can shoot and still get interesting results. Normally, a photographer would not seek out the brightest most contrasty locations possible, as I did when I went to Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle in the middle of the day. HDR lets me see into the shadows and show the highlights while producing incredibly rich files. The so-called limitation that the subject should not be moving is a plus for me. New Yorkers are always moving, coming and going and the transparency of the people underscores this energy.

    The small Web gallery can’t quite do justice to the originals, as several were printed out approximately 5′ wide using an Epson 2400 with roll paper.

    Posted by John Nack at 4:42 PM on April 30, 2006
  • Comments

    • Jeffrey Tranberry — 6:36 AM on May 01, 2006

      Hey John,
      Very cool. It’s interesting that the photographer is from the Twin Cities where I live. Another Twin Cities sports shooter, who did work for the MN Wild, does some interesting non-sports infrared work. He’s presented at the Twin Cities Photoshop Users Group a few times, and has a few decent tutorials on how he makes his IR photos: http://www.pixelagogo.com/gallery_infrared.html

    • andy beach — 1:26 PM on August 03, 2006

      Hi John – Loved this post (especially being a new yorker).
      Just saw this link in the NYT today and made me remind me of this post: “Was It Done With a Lens, or a Brush?” http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/03/technology/03basics.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
      [Thanks, Andy. I spotted that article this morning and hope to work it into a blog entry soon. HDR is an exciting area as we go forward. --J.]

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