Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Maximizing detail in a single image, part of Learning HDR (2012).
Creating a High Dynamic Range Image requires that you capture multiple frames. …But what about a situation where you want to maximize detail in a scene but you …only captured a single exposure? Here, I have a photograph of a waterfall …and you can see that there is a fair amount of contrast. …The shadow areas are relatively dark and the bright areas are quite bright. …And that looking at the histogram it looks like we don't have any clipping at …all or maybe just a tiny amount of clipping. …So what the scene certainly looks a bit contrasty, there is a fair amount of …detail there that we could work with. By applying some basic tonal adjustments, …you can actually maximize the level of detail in a photograph like this.…
In Lightroom, using the develop module, on the right panel you'll find several …adjustments that allow you to maximize highlight and shadow detail. …We can, for example, reduce the value of highlights, and that will darken up the …brightest areas of the photo. And we can also Increase the Brightness …
- Capturing, reviewing, and organizing HDR images
- Maximizing detail in a single image
- Simple single-image HDR
- Assembling from Bridge or Lightroom
- Choosing a conversion mode
- Using presets
- HDR Pro adjustment options
- Using Nik HDR Efex Pro
- Using Photomatix
Skill Level Beginner
1. HDR Basics
2. HDR Pro Adjustment Options
3. Using Nik HDR Efex Pro
4. Using Photomatix
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