Eric Jacobson grew up on the south side of Chicago and began dabbling in photography at a very young age. Starting with a disposable camera, he learned how to capture images on film, gradually working up to a professional level. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in mechanical engineering. Now a full-time resident of Chicago, Eric is constantly inspired by the city and has built a following through his ability to capture in detail the hidden beauty of urban environments. Follow his blog at www.chitographer.com. Jacobson takes most of his pictures with a Nikon D5000 on a variety of lenses. His photos are not edited, unless the specifically noted in HDR.
What is HDR? High dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter.