Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an HDR image in Photomatix, part of HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing.
Photomatix from HDRsoft is an incredibly popular HDR merging and tone mapping…tool and with good reason.…It's been around for years, seen a number of updates, it's got a very full…featured set, and it produces great images.…We're going to be working with Photomatix throughout the rest of this course…and in this movie we're going to take a look step-by-step through of…Photomatix's controls.…If you don't already have Photomatix, you should run off and download the free…demo version, which you can get on hdrsoft.com.…
This is a fully functional demo except that when you're done and you go to save an image,…it's going to put a watermark across it, but otherwise, you're going to be able…to follow along with everything we do here.…Obviously, I'm not in Photomatix right now. I'm in Bridge.…There are a lot of ways of getting images into Photomatix.…The way that I like is to simply start with my workflow tool, which is Bridge.…I'm going to select the three images of a bracketed set.…Each one of these was exposed one stop apart and I'm just going to pick those up…
- 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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