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I’ve put together a complete lesson on creating High Dynamic Range panoramic photos.  This video tutorial walks you through a few different tools to try out. I’ll show you how to: Organize multiple HDR photos Use Photoshop’s built-in toolset Use Adobe Camera Raw to pre-process raw files before the merge Align images and reduce noise […]

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I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow.  I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what's right for you.

I wanted to share a few points on why I choose to shoot raw for 95% of my workflow. I still encounter many users who are afraid to make the switch to raw, so I offer these considerations to help you decide what’s right for you. The image on the left is how the camera […]

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eagle_tonemapped

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how HDR tone mapping can be applied to a single image for dramatic effect. The image can then be finished using a tool like Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture to get final results. Be sure to check out the HDR Learning Center for more on HDR. _____ This Post Sponsored […]

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diffuse3

The Diffuse filter is very subtle option in the Stylize set.  It may take a few passes to be noticed (especially on a hi-res photo). It attempts to diffuse an image to make the selection look less focused. This can work well to create areas of distress in a photo (especially when combined with blending […]

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©Richard Harrington

In this tutorial I show you how to take make HDR images look even better.  I take a three exposure bracket processed in Photomatix Pro and export a 16-bit TIFF file.  This can then be opened in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom for additional finesse.  Enhancements include negative clarity, a graduated filter, and a post-crop […]

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PFPMstepend

I wanted to give you a quick start guide on loading and processing images into Photomatix Pro to create the initial tone map.  The process is straight-forward and quickly generates results. Here’s our streamlined approach. Step One: Up and Running Launch Photomatix Pro from your applications folder.  For quick access add to your Mac’s Dock or […]

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Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Nikon D3 - Nikkor 16-24 F/2.8 at 16mm

Copyright Scott Bourne 2008 – All Rights Reserved While many people view HDR differently, this primer is intended to help you get started making basic HDR images from a still photographer’s point of view. I personally don’t ever shoot a landscape or a cityscape without at least also shooting it in HDR. It solves so […]

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I wanted to share a video that I recently shot on HDR.  It was a look at the shooting process produced with a friend of mine, Abba Shapiro.   I went shooting at Great Fall National Park along the Potomac River (think George Washington and a boat).  We look at the whole shooting process on both […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter A lot of photographers scoff at smartphone cameras.  I on the other hand love having software and camera built into one with easy sharing.  It lets me work when the inspiration hits.  One of those areas is HDR. Here’s how bad a normal smartphone image can look.  This is from […]

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If you’re new to photography and would like to learn more about high dynamic range (HDR) photography, my pal Rich Harrington and I have written a book just for you. It’s called “Secrets of HDR.” It’s only $2.99 and covers all the basics. We’ve written this book with a simple goal. We want to share […]

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In this tutorial I show you how to get cleaner HDR photographs. In this example I am merging three exposures shot from a bouncing and moving platform (aka a boat). The correction tools in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 did an excellent job of removing unwanted distortion and poor overlap. ______ This Post Sponsored by: […]

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HDR Photography on a Windy Night – Photoshop Rescue from Richard Harrington on Vimeo. A shoot recently in Washington, DC. The winds were 20 mph. No tripods allowed. My camera only would shoot three exposures in auto-bracket mode. Adobe Photoshop to the rescue. _______ This Post Sponsored by: Viewbug – Fun Photo Contests EPSON® Signature Worthy®. High-quality fine art […]

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In this tutorial, join Richard Harrington as he explores the use of HDR photography for dynamic Black & White imagery.  You’ll learn how to use Photoshop CS5′s Merge to HDR Pro command.  You’ll also learn how to use Vanishing Point to clone in perspective as well as crop to a targeted size.  Finally you’ll see […]

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Short and sweet. I use HDR more than I don’t. When I do use HDR I prefer the subtle approach believing less is more. I’m not attacking anyone else’s style. I’m just saying that’s the way I prefer it. I like it so subtle that I don’t use it in the conventional way. I primarily […]

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I’ve use many of Nik Software’s products over the years. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with some of their competitor’s less expensive, but equally useful plug-ins. But HDR EFEX PRO 2 has brought me back to Nik. When HDR Efex Pro 1 came out I was impressed, but not enough to use it as my only […]

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Rafael Concepcion or (RC) as he’s known to his friends, is a natural born teacher and story teller. Don’t get me wrong. He’s also an accomplished photographer and visual artist. And there’s probably nothing he can’t do with any piece of Adobe software. But his true calling in my opinion is teaching. In his new […]

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I’ve recently written about my two favorite HDR programs, Photomatix Pro and Nik HDR Efex Pro. Photomatix costs about a hundred bucks, and unless you already have the Nik Complete Collection, HDR Efex Pro costs about a hundred and fifty. When I reviewed these programs some of my audience asked me if there’s a less […]

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Photomatix Pro has long been the gold-standard for serious HDR shooters. It’s tonemapping features are second to none. While I have used the new Nik HDR plugin, I am not sure it will be able to dethrone Photomatix Pro. Photomatix Pro 4.0 offers two methods of tone mapping, six methods of exposure blending, an alignment […]

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Copyright Scott Bourne – 2010 – All Rights Reserved I consider Trey Ratcliff a friend and an outstanding photographer. We taught an HDR workshop together in Tampa earlier this year – well Trey taught and I listened. I mostly taught photography with a few of my own HDR twists, but Trey is the undisputed master […]

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Pro HDR by eyeApps LLC is a cool little iPhone 3/4 app that lets you make HDR photos with your iPhone. With version 2, you can indeed create stunning full-resolution HDR images on your iPhone 4 or 3GS. I tested the program on an iPhone 4. When you start the app, you are presented with […]

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I’ve been a fan of Nik Software for a decade. They make amazing software. I use all of their products, but I use Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro every day. I was very excited when I found out they were going to make an HDR plug-in. So far, the best HDR/Tone Map solution […]

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