I started photographing HDR images about 10 years ago when HDR was largely unknown to both the 3d community and photographers. There was only a handful of links regarding HDR on the web, but I happened to come across some of the early experiments of other 3d artists and the pioneering research of Paul Debevec and Greg Ward. Intrigued by the results of these lighting methods, I started shooting HDR light probes using an old chrome sphere and a high-end 3.2 megapixel Olympus (well, it was high-end at the time.) I suddenly realized that there was a potential market for these HDR environments, and created one of the first HDR stores named HDRSource.
Over time, I’ve kept up with the changing software, methods, and technologies – and have improved upon those very first images. My latest HDR panoramas can be seen on this website.
I’m proud to say that HDRSource is one of the oldest HDR stores on the Internet, and that I am also one of the first HDR photographers in the north eastern United States. I am also the only person that I know of that takes 360 degree HDR environments for computer graphics in the entire New England area.
If you’re looking to have custom 3d High Dynamic Range Image environments created for your project(s), please feel free to contact me for additional information.
My name is Charles Leo and I am a 35 year-old artist living 5-minutes away (if I go fast enough) from the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The foundation of my work lies in 3d illustrations with a focus on architectural renderings. I also have a background in publishing and web development. Some of my work can be seen at www.lunarstudio.com. Over the years, I worked closely with other artists, architects, realtors, developers, and interior designers on a wide variety of projects. As my 3d graphic skills progressed, I became further involved in photography as the two fields share a lot of similar principles and techniques.
Additional information regarding my work at Lunarstudio can also be found on my blog at www.lunarlog.com.