Before and After: Walking out of Post Alley

Most of my city street shots are single shots converted into 3 exposure HDR images. This is just one of those Streets of Seattle captures pointed at random people walking out of Post Alley below the Seattle Public Market.

This is my RAW image before post processing.

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The settings for this one were as follows:

ISO at 200

Lens at 50mm

f-stop at f5.6

Speed at 1/200 of a second

The final image after post HDR processing.

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Typically when shoot on the street things are moving so it’s important to shoot at a higher speed like 1/200 at a minimum. This speed helps you stop the action better and get sharper images.

To compensate for a better exposure you will need to shoot around f5.6 at a minimum if you are looking for as much tact sharp focus as possible. I will sometimes shoot at f11, however my ISO will be much higher (800 to 3200) and the final image will be grainy. Honestly, it is your preference. Be bold and practice.

For today I was limiting my ISO to a max of 800. Just happened to get some good light and less shadows.

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