The reasons in this article are why I run CHDK on my Canon A720IS and shoot in Raw mode with my Pentax K-5. I actually store them as DNG files with my K-5, I feel it is a good idea to go with a published standard instead of a proprietary format. The more data that you can get into the computer, the more control of the resulting image you have.
Posted in A720IS, Cameras, Equipment, Pentax K-5, Photography
Tagged CHDK, Digital camera, Digital Negative (file format), Digital single-lens reflex camera, JPEG, pentax, photography, Raw image format
I was just reading an interesting article about High Dynamic Range Photography at The Art of HDR Photography Part 1: Guides: Learn: Digital Photography Review. The author provides a very through walk through of the details of the technique and why it can be useful. I have worked with some HDR images using my Canon A720IS with the CHDK that I referenced in an earlier post.
This image is one of my attempts with HDR images. The difference from the original files is in the shadows within the building and the additional detail in the shadows and the sagebrush.
I achieved an interesting image by combining some night shots in downtown Reno. The visible clouds and the bottom of the river are enhanced by the combining of the images.
These and several other HDR images that I created are at my office live photos, here are thumbnails of them.
I plan on doing more of these images after I get the new camera next month.
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Tagged Arts, cameras, CHDK, HDR, High dynamic range imaging, Photograph, photography, photos, techniques, Techniques and Styles
We did get the storm we were expecting. I had to go out with all the people that have forgotten how to drive in the snow.
I set up my camera on a small tripod on the dash and took a series of time lapse images using CHDK and a script. I set it up to take 1 image a second and it ran the alkaline batteries dead. I have turned them into a quicktime movie that I will upload to youtube in a little while and I will post the link here.
I am currently using a Canon A720IS.
I use CHDK firmware on it to improve the feature set of the camera.
I will post a link to the site for it later.
CHDK Wiki Software that runs on a large number of Canon Cameras and give a lot of control over the cameras.