Toning

I’m a big fan of details…  I often like my images to feel a bit “gritty” and “deep.” Sure, it doesn’t work for every subject, but there are plenty where a little “pop” goes a long way. One of my favorite ways to do this is HDR toning.  This isn’t the traditional HDR you’ve heard […]

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photmatix5

Those of you who caught our recent Google+ hangout we’re treated to a sneak peek of the new Photomatix 5.  The software has some great new additions including a contrast optimizer option which works great to create subtle images that still pop.  Here are the details of what’s new. Updates in Photomatix Pro 5.0 Beta […]

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HDR_Banner

Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes Rich Harrington has two great guests on the show this week. First up, a return from Panoramic, Landscape, and HDR guru Ron Pepper.  We explore myths about HDR, killer techniques, and advanced controls.  No matter what your style of shooting or […]

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Austin Skyline at Dusk

A 3 exposure HDR taken around 9pm. I love the way the long exposure has blurred the surface of the water and the great colored streaks from the lights on the opposite bank.

Austin Skyline at Dusk © Dave Wilson A 3 exposure HDR taken around 9pm. I love the way the long exposure has blurred the surface of the water and the great colored streaks from the lights on the opposite bank. This is a guest post by Dave Wilson.  Circle Dave on Google+. I took this shot when. […]

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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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