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 Eagles – Composite (HDR)


Finally finished my composite for the Georgetown Basketball Varsity team! This should be the center photo for their media guide! 14 players (each individually shot) + HDR of the Oakley Building + an HDR of the Georgetown Basketball Court + Nik Software + onOne’s Photo Tools 2.6: my fav filter “Brian’s TKO” made by Brian Matiash & a few late nite hours processing = a fun shot!!! A real challenge…not perfect, but with 14 players…hopefully not too bad! Good luck this season Eagles! Enjoy the shot! To all the HDR photogs out there…see your HDR’s can be utilized in other shots! If you are interested in any of my HDR’s for digital usage…please feel free to contact me at any time!