Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Photographing Snow/Photomatrix Tutorials/Abandoned New Jersey December 9, 2007

How to Photograph Snow and Sand

Ever wonder why blizzard or snow photos made on overcast days almost always look dark gray and not snowy white like real snow? Click HERE for more information on correcting this from Ken Rockwell.

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Photomatrix Tutorials?

I was just searching the web looking for some Photomatrix Tutorials and found this (what I am really looking for is more in depth tutorials on using the sliders to my best advantage. I haven’t found exactly what I’m looking for yet…and this searching and reading takes up soooooo much time!):

HDR Tutorial: How to create ‘High Dynamic Range’ images using Photomatix

If anyone knows any other good Photomatrix tutorials for free – let me know!

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Below are today’s favorite works of mine…all are 3 exposures HDRs tonemapped in Photomatrix and tweaked in Photoshop.

Found these abandoned houses just by chance a couple weeks ago and I went back to shoot in this area yesterday in order to capture them. There are a handful of these abandoned houses on this one street and I can’t figure out why they are all boarded up (since they look like they were in good shape).

It felt like such a ghost town…very strange being in this deserted place alone I must say. It’s hard to explain…it was an eerie feeling as if they had fleed the area leaving in a hurry…parts of their world were left behind…items were still in the barn like someone was still working at the workbench.

Abandoned New Jersey
Old Barn….and a clothesline

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