Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding HDR subject matter, part of HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing.
A while ago I was out shooting with a friend who is an experienced photographer and…they said, "I just forget about HDR a lot of times."…If you are new to HDR shooting, it can be easy to forget that you have this tool…at your disposal and even experienced HDR shooters sometimes get stuck in kind…of a rut as they assume that HDR is only for certain situations.…So before we go out to shoot, I want to take a quick look at three examples and…talk about how HDR can serve them.…The first is interiors.…I am here in this abandoned ruin and obviously I have got a couple of problems.…
I have this very, very bright thing out the window which is biasing my exposure…way, way dark, and so I am losing all this detail.…This was shot as the camera metered.…This is one shot underexposed and you can see that I have picked up a lot of detail outside.…The sky still looks overexposed and it still looks white.…I am not worrying about that here for two reasons.…One, it was mostly overcast, so the sky was pretty white.…
- 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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