Posted July 28th, 2011 by Andrea with No Comments
I recently took a trip to downtown Detroit to try my hand at doing some HDR or High Dynamic Range images. HDR is the result of a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods.
I thought the Heidelberg Project would be the perfect place to try out this new technique. This massive art environment is located on Detroit’s Eastside, specifically Heidelberg Street. Everyday, discarded objects were used to decorate a neighborhood encompassing two blocks, with color, symbolism, and intrigue. The Heidelberg Project’s Mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of the greater community.
It was such a hot and humid day when I went down to Detroit to do this shoot, nearly 100 degrees. Immense heat and bright light are not the best conditions for photographers. I would have liked to have spent more time experiencing and capturing all that is Detroit but the weather just wasn’t having it. I am pleased however, with my first round of experimenting with HDR. I plan on donating these images to the Project in hopes of helping to bring more attention to their cause and perhaps generate some revenue for them. I have several favorite images of my own and am thinking of printing them on a metallic surface. More images from this collection can be found in our Detroit Gallery here on the site.
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Written by Andrea