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Matthew Cooper's Beasts of the Castle: MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Giveaway, Night Photography, HDR Photography       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, Instagram giveaway, HDR, HDR photography, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom

Last Friday's BackPacker winner, Matthew Cooper, specializes in HDR images of Walt Disney World.

For those new to the term, HDR or High Dynamic Range photography is a popular technique used to capture photos with a greater range between the lightest and darkest areas than a regular camera can usually capture. As you've probably experienced, cameras have a hard time with contrasty scenes, like big landscapes with bright skies or portraits in sunlight. HDR allows us to create images that look more like what our eyes actually see.

When shooting for HDR, multiple images are taken at different exposures and then combined in an image editing software. The final image highlights the best part of each photo.

"I took this photo at the entrance to the Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. I framed the gargoyle to help create foreground interest and bring depth to the photo leading up to the castle in the back. It's a 5 exposure bracket blended in Photomatix and processed in Photoshop." - Matthew