Skill Evolution

As most of you know, my husband is an avid Destin Photographer.  He has been a photographer for most of his life, but it has only been his career for the last six years.

His skills as a digital photographer and videographer have evolved greatly over the years, but his latest project has been working on his ability to high dynamic range images.  I love how these look and cannot wait to see how he uses this is his vacation rental portfolio and beach photography!

The colors are so rich and instead of seeing a glare, you can actually see the reflection of the surroundings on this antique Cadillac.  He took this photo at the 2012 Fort Walton Beach Auto Show.

Since Joe started working on high dynamic range we have noticed that we see it everywhere!  It is a growing trend not only in photography, but also showing up in television commercials and amateur videos.  I think one of the challenges of utilizing HDR images on a website is that you would have to really pick and choose where you use these type of images.  If you just randomly place them, you would make your regular images (not matter how high the quality) – look awful and/or the HDR images would look out of place.

 

High Dynamic Range Photography - Perceptions by Mayer

A New Chapter

I’ve been fairly quiet since I erased my blog about two years ago after I took the job with Wyndham Vacation Rentals.  I haven’t had writer’s block or anything – I’ve just been incredibly busy working on consolidating their 32 websites into 1.  This was definitely the biggest challenge that I have had yet in my career.  It was a lot of fun, a massive challenge and the launch was a lot like when I had my first child…. awe inspiring and terrifying all at the same time.

I plan on detailing out the process, the successes and lessons learned in the next few blogs.  I’ve really missed sharing with you all – so stay tuned!

Quick Update!

I’ve joined the ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals team as their new Senior Director of Web Design & ECommerce!  This is a very passionate team of Vacation Rental enthusiasts and I look forward to being an integral part of their upcoming endeavors!