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Once you “finish” a photo in Photomatix Pro, you aren’t really done.  The software offers a collection of useful adjustment to refine contrast and control color balance to really achieve the best results.  These adjustments are easy to use once you learn them, In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix […]

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Black and white photography is all about contrast.  Working with HDR is a great way to create compelling photos.  In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create the most contrast in a photo. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn how to quickly get results.  Remember, […]

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Did you know that HDR software can be used to enhance the dynamic range of a single exposure as well?  By accessing all the data in a raw file, a technically improved photo can be extracted from the source. In this excerpt from my new lynda.com class Up and Running with Photomatix Pro, you’ll learn how […]

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As you work with HDR processing, it’s not uncommon to have an area of the image that frustrates you.  Perhaps it’s an over-processed sky that’s just too dramatic.  Or maybe its an area of high motion.  Fortunately,  Photomatix Pro has an advanced option that makes it easy to replace a selection with the original source […]

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Photofocus contributor Nicolesy ran a great post about HDR lately where she asked, is it a fad? The debate in the comments pointed out to me that most folks think you have to shoot from a tripod.  While this is ideal, it’s not critical. The image below was shot handheld.  5 brackets two stops apart each to […]

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I recently read a blog post from someone who casually mentioned that HDR (High Dynamic Range photography) was a “fad”, and they were hoping it would eventually go away. Now this was, of course, a very opinionated statement, but it was not really one that was embellished with photos or even an explanation as to […]

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(Click to view larger) The final image with final touches from Lightroom and onOne Software's Perfect Effects.

I do a lot of landscape photography, and with that, I also do use HDR—High Dynamic Range photography—to make some of my images. I do my best to keep the processing as minimal as possible, without “nuking” or over-saturating the end result. It can be easy to be heavy-handed with HDR processing, so in this […]

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