Processing the trestle image


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Processing the trestle image

If you watched Chapter 3, then you saw me shoot some HDR images of an old railroad trestle. I went through all the different things that I shot, I picked up the set that I liked, and I merged them in Photoshop and created a 32-bit EXR file. That file, image 1426.exr, is sitting in your Exercise Files Chapter 6 folder. Let's go through the entire process. You've seen the shooting. Now we've merged. I'm now going to take that image into Photomatix and do my tone mapping. I'm also going to do the same thing in HDR Efex and then I'm going to take the result into Photoshop and finish it up so that you'll be able to see the entire start to finish process.

So I'm dropping this image on Photomatix, which will open it, and now I'm hitting the Tone Mapping button, close out my presets, and as you can see I've got a pretty typical initial tone mapping HDR result here. The image is a little bit flat. It could use a little contrast. My histogram is looking pretty ...

Processing the trestle image
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Processing the trestle image provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting and Processing High Dynamic Range Photographs (HDR)

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