April 6th, 2014
|I think it’s interesting to see what approaches to lighting readers are using and how it changes over time, with changes in technology and personal preferences. I did an identical poll back in 2011. I also did one back in 2008 but the questions in 2008 were different enough it can easily be compared directly to the 2011 poll. Here are the results from 2011:|
2011 Pool – 1025 readers took the poll
Many people use a mixture of techniques. I’ve heard many people say they shoot a series of brackets so the have some options if things go wrong. For the poll select the technique you use most.
The other thing that happens is you start out using one technique and as you see a better way you progress to a different technique. I used an on-camera flash for years until I met Scott Hargis and Dan Achatz at the workshop we did in Seattle in 2008. Dan is a master of HDR and while Scott was doing a demo of bright window lighting, Dan shot and processed a HDR shot of the bright windows (at about 3:40 in this video).
Please take the poll before you leave!