Looking back over the photographs I posted in the last couple of months I realized that I hardly post any tone-mapped HDR images anymore. I couldn’t quite give you a reason why, but I think it’s probably because, at the moment, I find it more challenging to try and post-process an image just in Photoshop without using any tone-mapping software like Photomatix.
Today it’s a different story. I took quite a few bracketed images while visiting Petra mostly because the light differences between the dark areas and the light areas were quite big. This makes it very difficult to capture all the colours and shades of the rocks and HDR does a great job bringing those out. I posted a shot of the Siq before where I also wrote a bit more information about the place.
On another note, this Thursday (24th of June) from 7:30pm, GeekFest 5.0 is happening at The Shelter in Dubai and I will be there to do a “Beanbag Workshop”. What is a “Beanbag Workshop”, I hear somebody in the back asking?!? Well, we’ll put together 10-12 beanbags and I will try and walk you through some of the post-processing I do to my photographs in order to bring out those nice skies and details you’ve been meaning to have in your shots.