Daniel Cheong says he is a digital blending freak, a post-production photography technique “that manually blends multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range” without getting the tiring, everything is illuminated effect of overcooked HDR. And he succeeds.
That storm against the Milky Way photo above is a great example of his work. These too:
Daniel Cheong works in the telecom industry but his passion is photography, which he fully embraced when he bought his first DSLR in Singapore back in 2006. He aims “to perfect the technique of Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look and avoiding the common mistake of many ‘overcooked’ HDR images. This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting is what I am trying to achieve.”
This is part of a series in which we are featuring futuristic and striking photography.