Looking back

Today’s post will be a bit nostalgic. I have been updating this blog since 2010 now and I have changed it a lot over the years. And today, I went through the waybackmachine archive and had a look at many of the snapshots of it there. And I though I share them also with you here :)

Btw. the site started as hdrshooter.wordpress.com, then was blog.hdrshooter.net and only after I had luck and managed to buy the hdrshooter.com domain it moved here.

Many looks of hdrshooter.com

This are 9 different screenshots, around 1 for every year the site is online, starting with the one from 2010. Funny how my style over the years changes. What do you think? :)

Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com
Many looks of hdrshooter.com

New free ultra-wide wallpapers

It’s time to again update the wallpapers section of this blog with some new wallpapers. Today it’s again a batch of 21:9 wallpapers, fit for an ultrawie monitor. All are again in 3440×1440 resolution and can be downloaded with all other available ones from the wallpapers page here.

And here are the new ones :)

New free ultra-wide wallpapers
New free ultra-wide wallpapers
New free ultra-wide wallpapers
New free ultra-wide wallpapers
New free ultra-wide wallpapers

Online and offline course available from today

Something I planed for a while now, was to start offering online photo editing courses and offline general photography courses. And from today, I will start doing so.

For any questions or inquiries about more personalized offer or bigger groups, feel free to message me under miroslav.petrasko@hdrshooter.com or use the contact form here.

Online course via Skype

If you want to get better at editing your photos, this may be for you. For the one or two hours (based on your choice), over a Skype connection we would cover topics from :

  • Basics of photography, terminology, exposure
  • Basics of working with Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Basic corrections, perspective correction, fixing errors
  • Composition basics
  • HDR, using HDR specific software like Oloneo Photoengine
  • Luminance masking
  • Exposure blending
  • Working with Panoramas and HDR panorama
  • Editing one or multiple of my photos together, or a photo you provide.
  • Photo critique, with suggestions on improvements
  • General photo discussion

I’m not doing any specific course content, as everybody’s skill level is different and you may be interesting in a specific topic. Based on your skill level, you can suggest what you want to know, or I will choose for you.

For this course I would suggest you own at least Photoshop and Lightroom. Basic knowledge of working with computer is of course also a must.

Everyone who buys this course will also get a copy of the video tutorial series Master Exposure Blending for free.


Length of the course


Online and offline course available from today

Offline course in Bratislava

The second option, is to meet up in Bratislava (for now I’m limiting this to only one city) and take photos together. Here is what we can go through is:

  • Basics of photography, exposure
  • Composition in landscape and cityscape photos
  • Setting up your camera
  • Taking multiple exposures
  • Panoramic photos, panoramas, vertoramas, 360 photos
  • Taking long exposure photos
  • Choosing exposure
  • Focusing your photos
  • General photo discussion

I’m not doing any specific course content, as everybody’s skill level is different and you may be interesting in a specific topic. Based on your skill level, you can suggest what you want to know bout, or I will choose for you.

The location for this course will be the center of Bratislava, the area around the Bratislava castle, SNP bridge and Old bridge. Other location is possible on request.

For this course I would suggest a camera that support manual settings. Since it’s a cityscape course, a tripod.

Everyone who buys this course will also get a copy of the video tutorial series Master Exposure Blending for free.


Number of people in the course


Online and offline course available from today

Once you buy a course, I will contact you within 24 hours so we could arrange a date and time that would suit your needs. For any questions or inquiries about more personalized offer or bigger groups, feel free to message me under miroslav.petrasko@hdrshooter.com or use the contact form here.

Wallpapers in 3440×1440

Time for new ultrawide walllpapers. As always, all are in 3440×1440 resolution, made for 21:9 monitors. And as always, you can get all from the wallpapers page here.

New ultrawide wallpapers

And here are the new wallpapers:

ultrawide wallpapers
ultrawide wallpapers
ultrawide wallpapers

ultrawide wallpapers
ultrawide wallpapers

Looking back

There will be no new photos here today, but instead let’s have a look at my photography beginnings. These photos were taken right as I started with photography and some of them are even older than the first post on this blog.

Not that they are any good, they are over-processed like crazy, but it’s interesting to have a look at ones past and see how one’s work evolved.

Very old photos

These photos are all from 2010, taken with my first DSLR, the 450D. It was a great camera, but one really has to know at least something about photography to use it. I still remember the day I switched to manual focusing, how all my photos got better right away :)

One interesting fact here is, that almost all of these were taken handheld. Now I almost never take landscape photos anymore from hand. Tripod all the time.

Looking back
Looking back
Looking back
Looking back
Looking back
Looking back
Looking back
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