Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video HDR shooting and processing, part of HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing.
When people talk about HDR photography, they're usually referring to a process …wherein you shoot multiple frames in a particular way and then merge them …together using special HD or processing software. …Learning that process is going to be the bulk of this course. Here is how it works. …You find a scene that you like that has more dynamic range than your camera can capture. …You frame your shot and you take a picture according to your camera's normal metering. …This picture is probably going to have overexposed highlights and possibly …shadows that are too dark. …Next, you take a second picture with the exact same framing, but this time …underexposed, usually by a full stop. …This underexposed frame will probably bring those overexposed highlights back …into the range of your camera. …those areas will now have detail in them. …Finally, you take a third frame, this one overexposed usually by one stop. …This image will have wildly overexposed highlights, but all of its shadow detail …
- 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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