Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need for this course, part of Shooting and Processing High Dynamic Range Photographs (HDR).
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You can shoot HDR images with any type of camera, but you will definitely have…an easier time with some cameras more than others.…We are going to cover several different shooting techniques for handling…scenes with high dynamic range, but the most popular involves shooting a series of images.…Now because we want the images to be as similar to each other as possible,…it helps to have a camera with a fast burst rate.…In fact, the faster the better.…But if your camera can only manage two or three frames per second, you will…still be doing okay.…Now those multiple frames that you are shooting won't be completely identical;…instead their exposures will be bracketed.…
That is, each frame will be exposed slightly differently than the previous frame.…This is much easier to achieve if your camera has an auto-bracketing feature,…which is sometimes referred to as auto-exposure bracketing.…You will be using this in conjunction with the camera's burst or drive mode.…Though not completely necessary, you ideally want a camera with an aperture…
- 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
Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photographywith Ben Long6h 43m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Masterywith Deke McClelland20h 1m Advanced
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
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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