Yorba Linda, CA – YLHS Basketball Court (HDR)

Yorba Linda High School
Looking for a cool subject to shoot in HDR? Look no further than your local HS Basketball court! I was up one night to HDR the court for backgrounds and took this shot up in the stands using my wide angle.

If any of you shoot in HDR…you know any location in white is always difficult. The tone mapping makes the shot dirty looking. Always work a bit extra to make the whites cleaner looking! I like to keep the HDR look…so my technique is to highlight the white areas using the magic wand (Photoshop) and lower the yellow hue (the hue comes from the gym lights) to make it look whiter and use levels to assist the dirtiness. I want to keep some grit, but just make it nicer.

Go out and support your local high school basketball teams and while there, grab a few HDRs! Go Mustangs!!!

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Georgetown, TX – Georgetown HS Basketball Court (HDR)



This past weekend I photographed the Georgetown High School basketball teams for their 2011-12 Media Guide. We had a blast and took tons of great shots! The first game of the season was last nite and I headed up to grab an HDR of the court after the game. Maybe they can use it in the guide as well??? It was my first HDR of a basketball court…pretty cool! The wood grain is wonderful to see in HDR! Good luck this season Georgetown Eagles!! This shot is a closeup of the Eagle in the gym in HDR as well.