This week’s blog is about HDR images.  What HDR stands for is High Dynamic Range.  To take an HDR image, the photographer would normally take a set of at least 3 images.  One that is properly exposed, one that is overexposed and one that is underexposed.  Then you take these images and combine them with digital software such as Lightroom or Photoshop.  The purpose of this is to be able to get perfect exposures of all your shadows, neutral tones and highlight tones.  Once the images are merged, your resulting image has a high latitude in adjusting the highlights and shadows and colors.  This is especially helpful in mid day sun when there are high contrasts in a scene.

This week I took a picture of my own dog Declan.  HDR can work well with black dogs as you are able to bring out the details of the dog. ( As long as they sit still).


Project 52-Blog Circle

This post is part of Project 52 which challenges Professional Pet Photographers to focus on a particular topic/assignment each week. There are photographers from all over the world participating.  Follow the next link to view how the next amazing photographer tackles this weeks challenge.  Then follow each link at the end of each blog until you return to me.. Then you have successfully completed our blog circle. Enjoy!

+++++ NOW head over to   Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay Area, and destinations beyond to view her HDR image and blog+++++

Come and find your Best Friend!
Second Chance has a unique program where inmates train the rescued dogs and it gives both the dogs and the inmates a second chance in life.  Come visit Second Chance Canine Shelter.  We are open Saturdays and Sundays 10-2.
Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
Website for Second Chance
Here are some pictures of the dogs at Second Chance that are looking for Homes.

Nancy Kieffer is a photographer serving  the Central New York and Adirondack region and beyond.  Travel assignments welcomed.   If you would like to book a Day in the Life session for your pet, please email me at Nancy@nancykiefferphotography.com or call 315-469-8807.   Nancy also offers instruction in photography and Lightroom.