Melbourne is the food capital of Australia without a doubt, which makes for some cool street photography and a full stomach.
The City of Melbourne crams in as many restaurants and cafes as will allow. Everywhere you turn someone has stuffed a cafe or stand somewhere.
So we decided to head off to some of Melbourne’s cafe laneways in the hope of getting a few interesting images with the trusty D810 and a tripod.
People in one of Melbournes Laneway CafesTo be taking HDR photographs you should “ideally” be using a tripod but in low light situations (as Melbournes Cafe Laneways are) a tripod is a must!
Not only did I want to shoot in High Dynamic Range, but I also wanted to slow the shutter down so that I could capture the movement of people walking around.
However, I didn’t want to slow the camera down so much that the people moving through the laneway appeared as a complete blur in the final image.
There are several methods in taking HDR Images with most modern DSLR Cameras, you can:
- Simply set your camera to shoot in HDR and take a picture. But with all the DSLR’s I’ve seen so far you may only shoot JPEGs, which excludes RAW.
- Or you can bracket your shots, which takes several images, each at different exposures. Allowing you to shoot RAW images but creates a bit more work in post-production to combine the various exposures with a photo editing software such as Lightroom or Photoshop.