Non-HDR compositing in HDR Efex Pro


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Non-HDR compositing in HDR Efex Pro

What we're looking at here, is a series of long exposures about 30 seconds each, of lightening storm passing by. As you can see some of the shots are quite good, and some are quite dull. So, what I wanted to do was take some of the better shots, like this one and this one here, and combine them together. There are techniques for doing this in Photoshop. However, I wanted to see if I could do this using Nik's HDR Efex Pro. And it turns out that you can do some pretty interesting compositing, that's not exactly HDR but taking advantage of some of the tools that you'll find in HDR Efex Pro. So, I'll start by taking these two images.

And opening them in HDR Efex Pro. Normally when images are sent to HDR Efex Pro, it will look at the metadata of the files and determine what the exposure was, and more importantly what the exposure difference was. Typically when you're shooting HDR, you are going to be bracketing your photos. However in this case, these pho...

Non-HDR compositing in HDR Efex Pro
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Non-HDR compositing in HDR Efex Pro provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke as part of the Nik Creative Effects Workshop

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