Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Black-and-white HDR, part of HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing.
We have already looked at why you might want to consider HDR techniques for your…black-and-white photography.…Now we're going to look at how you can go from a bracketed set of HDR images to…a very nice finished black-and-white picture.…Go to your Exercise Files folder and grab images 9685, 86, and 87 out of either…the Chapter 5 or Chapter 6 folder and merge those in Photoshop. Be sure to do a…32-bit merge and be sure that you turn on Photoshop's deghosting features,…because it was a little shaky when I took this picture and it's got some…ghosting problems if you don't activate that.…
When you're done, save it as an EXR file, open that up in Photomatix, and tone…map it, and you should have something like this.…Now if everything that I just said is total gibberish to you, then you must've…skipped some lessons, because we covered that particular workflow.…The workflow of merging in Photoshop and tone mapping somewhere else earlier…in this course. So go back and pick those up and you'll be available to follow along.…
- Understanding how the image sensor detects shadows
- Capturing a broader dynamic range
- Knowing when to use HDR
- Finding good HDR subject matter
- Using gradient masks to improve dynamic range
- Merging in Photoshop and processing elsewhere
- Dealing with ghosting
- Reducing noise and correcting chromatic aberrations
- Handling HDR images that seem flat
- Combining HDR and LDR (low dynamic range)
- Selective editing with HDR Efex Pro
- Creating panoramic HDR images
- Creating an HDR time lapse
Skill Level Intermediate
2. What Is HDR?
3. Shooting and Organizing HDR
4. Expanding Dynamic Range Through Masking
5. Processing Multi-Shot HDR Images in Photoshop CS5
6. Additional Retouching and Finishing
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