Friday, May 4, 2012

Taxi in Cuba with Nik HDR Efex Pro...

Taxi's in Cuba are abundant and usually in the form of old American cars like this Plymouth that I photographed in Trinidad. The color and detail was enhanced through the process of HDR with Nik HDR Efex Pro, an easy to use, yet sophisticated application for merging HDR imagery. I loved that there were two old American cars parked in the same alley, a lucky find after a lot of walking, and a step back in time.

Some of the latest and greatest new cameras have quick HDR features and options, so it may be a tweak or two with plug-ins such as Nik Tonal Contrast or Detail Extractor that makes a nice difference in the final image. The subject matter will often suggest what direction to take the image, photorealistic, surrealistic or somewhere in between, you are the artist, you get to decide!

Want to have fun enhancing your images this spring? Join me for one of my online courses at Classes start next week, I hope to see you there!

Have fun shooting! ~ Deb