• PG&E Pacific Energy Center (map)
  • 851 Howard Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • United States

During the first part of the course, a series of short lectures will be made to introduce the basics of High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR)  and how it can be applied during the design, post-occupancy and operations phases of commercial buildings.  HDR is a contemporary digital photographic technique that can be used to generate detailed luminance distribution maps of photographed spaces.   The lectures will also present recent research illustrating advanced HDR techniques for improved luminance accuracy, equipment calibration steps, visual comfort and glare analysis and visualization, and building automation.  During the second part of the course, participants will have the opportunity to use equipment in a hands-on workshop format to record HDR luminance maps of daylit and electrically lit spaces within the PEC.  Participants have the option to bring their own digital camera with manual settings to adjust aperture and shutter speed for use in this course.  A tripod is required if you wish to use your own camera.  Alternatively, the instructors and PEC will provide several cameras and tripods use in this course if you do not bring your own equipment.