HDR vs Exposure Fusion

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is great, don’t get me wrong, but it should not be used in interiors photography unless you’re extremely talented. Very few people can pull off a natural and pleasing look using it. If you’re resistant to using external lighting such as speedlights or strobes in a home then at least use Exposure Fusion instead. It uses a Low Dynamic Range algorithm to layer several different exposures and makes a much cleaner image than HDR.

I’m a huge fan of using HDR for instances where you’re not trying to make the scene look identical to what you see in real life. Landscapes and Cityscapes are great examples of when to use HDR with a light hand.

By |2018-10-03T10:48:40+00:00April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


I’ve spent countless hours hunched over a computer watching videos, reading, and testing ideas. It is my intention throughout this Blog to share the resources from which I’ve learned the most, or at least the most important. Rich Baum’s Youtube channel is probably the most enjoyable because of his light personality and lengthy experience. He has solid information and really does want to help people be more successful and take better photographs. Honestly, I probably owe him quite a bit for all the tricks and tips he’s shared.

By |2018-10-03T10:48:40+00:00April 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


With an end to one, another may begin.

Architectural and Interiors (A&I) Photography is a whole nother beast when compared to Landscape. With Landscape you’re able to “spray and pray” and hope it’ll come out worthwhile, however, A&I requires patience, knowledge, and most importantly – light control. Experience is the best teacher when first learning how to control light, as most A&I Professionals will tell you; whether that be with shutter speed, aperture, ISO, ambient light, artificial light, gels, reflectors, shoot throughs, you name it. Of course, controlling light is the most critical element followed closely by composition. Together these two factors perform a dance that expresses a photograph’s mood and depth. Learn to master them both and you’ll understand how to communicate your story with the power of photography.

Start by going to http://Lynda.com and signing up for the free trial. Once registered, watch all the videos by Scott Hargis and absorb as much as possible. Many local libraries have free access to Lynda – so be sure to check if you enjoy learning.

By |2017-04-06T16:00:57+00:00April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments