In honor of
William Klein & Ralph Gibson
I first learned about single image HDR from Les Krims. Here is the shot that introduced me to single image HDR.
Waving Woman Towel Head – Photo by Les Krims
Processing photos as single image HDR’s can really bring them to life. Not all photos will benefit for the treatment, but many do. When doing street or doc photography it is not always possible to get multiple exposures in-cam because of movement in the subject. Learning how to do HDR with a single image will take up the slack between a plain Jane shot and a multiple exposure HDR done in the cam.
Some people call this pseudo HDR. That is a misnomer. There is a big difference from just plugging a single image into a HDR software and popping out the result to making real single image HDR with multiple exposures of the image done with software. No, the single image HDR result is not as good as the in-cam multiple exposure HDR. But the properly done single image HDR is better than you get by just lazily plugging the image into HDR software without the proper pre-processing.
Within the HDR processing realm there are many variants as to what you will end up with. For me, most of my single image HDR works revolves around the hyper-real or painterly styles. Once in a awhile I may go to grudge. For landscapes I general prefer invisible HDR.
I even use single image HDR for some old film shots.
Photographs used herewith were taken from the following limited edition artists’ books by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.
Peephole: Peering Into the World of 1970’s Hollywood and L.A. – 2013
Portfolio: Peering Into the World of 1970’s Hollywood and L.A. – 2013
Twenty-Six Roadkills – 2013
Encyclopedia of Photographic & Fine Art Ink Jet-
Printing Media – 12 Volume Set – 2014
Bikers’ Mardi Gras – 2015
Gender Benders from the 1970’s – 2015
De Wallen: Amsterdam’s Red Light District – 2015
180 – The Circular Fisheye at Large – 2016
The Americans…60 years after Frank – 2016
Whoop-Whoop – 2017
Secrets of Candid Photography – Forthcoming