11. Shooting HDR images

To create realistic or abstract HDR images in color or B&W, you must consider exposure. Follow Karl to Brooklyn Bridge as he takes you through the techniques step by step of how to take a series of images all exactly identical however with the exposure different in each one. With the right post work and software you can create great HDR images that are subtle, realistic and effective.

NOTE: This photography class is available with English subtitles.


  1. Great shot Karl. What did you use this photo for? Did you sell it or just kept it for your portfolio?

    1. Hi Pau, many of the shoots are simply filmed for the tutorials although sometimes they are sold as ‘stock’ images later although this particular one has not been sold for any purpose.

  2. I got to ask, did you run into police and did they ask you for a permit? Or were you off the beaten path enough that you were left alone?

    1. Hi Stephen, I think we were off the path enough here but we’ve been asked before especially if we are filming. We were kicked off the top of Montparnasse tower in Paris (luckily via the elevator) and we’ve been moved on in the USA but generally in the UK no problems. Now we usually apply for permits to save any hassle.

  3. Hahahaha…..I swear Karl, you are so funny at times. I’ve never heard the word “spanner “. You’re so funny.

    1. Ha Ha Gina, in what context did I use it, did I call myself a ‘spanner’ or did I say ‘that threw a spanner in the works’!! I use that word quite a bit I guess, I don’t know why though 🙂

  4. Great Scott, I mean – Great Shot.
    Didn’t realize you could do so much in HDR on such a dreary day.
    Thanks for the tips…

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