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HDR Photography Photo Workshop by Robert Correll, Pete Carr

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Chapter 6. INTERIORS

UNDERSTANDING INTERIOR SPACES

SHOOTING LARGE INTERIORS IN HDR

HDR AND SMALLER SPACES

MIXING IT UP

Reproduced by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter ofYork

In this chapter, you take the information you've learned and the skills you've practiced and learn to shoot interiors in HDR. You generally won't have to worry about the Golden Hour, clouds, the time, or the weather. From that perspective, shooting inside is a lot easier and often more comfortable than waiting for the perfect conditions outside.

However, it's still a challenging endeavor. The variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and types of interior spaces is staggering. You'll be dealing with man-made environments, both large and small, that demand the most from your creativity and your use of space and lighting.

The most common post-processing challenges are related to white balance, because different interior lights have different color temperatures — each one potentially throwing your photo's color off {that's called a color cast). Interior lighting is also darker than you might think when compared to natural light. This becomes a problem when you try to balance indoor and outdoor light in the same scene.

UNDERSTANDING INTERIOR SPACES

By their very nature, interior spaces are constrained by walls, ceilings, and floors that serve as boundaries. You also have to contend with interior lighting that replaces the sun as the primary light source. You may use diffused sunlight as a light source. In some buildings, there ...

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