Behind the Lens

A Closer Look at Rosemarie Hampp’s Photography

The pictures you see on this website do not do justice to the photographs hanging on the gallery wall! They are an amazing collection of images capturing the destruction and sadness that resulted from Superstorm Sandy’s powerful visit to our shore. But in their composition and color they also capture a beauty that made this viewer gasp and upon seeing certain familiar places, cry.

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North End Pavilion – Spring Lake NJ

Rosemarie achieved these spectacular results through the use of two photographic techniques: HDR and printing on metallic paper.

She uses a Canon EOS 60D 18 megapixel digital SLR camera and post-processes the images using Photoshop and at times other photography software to create HDR images.

High Dynamic Range is a digital photography technique whereby multiple exposures of the same scene are layered and merged using image editing software to create a more realistic image or dramatic effect. The combined exposures can display a wider range of tonal values that what the digital camera is capable of recording in a single image.(http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/glossary/g/hdr.htm)

Here is what she says about HDR, “In my opinion the real purpose of HDR photography is to produce a photo, the quality of which is higher than that of a normal photo, not some overdone unnatural or surreal looking image.”

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Debris Piled High – Seaside Heights NJ

The images, printed on professional quality metallic paper, have a glossy iridescent finish with a rich metallic appearance that catches the eye. The colors are rich and vibrant with enhanced depth and magnificent detail.

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Peeled Away – Ocean Grove NJ

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Push Over – Sea Bright NJ

These photos capture something else that most of the newspaper and magazine photos haven’t: The soul of the photographer. For Rosemarie most of these shore places are special to her, and it shows in her work!

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