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In this tutorial, learn about the Exposure Fusion processing method in Photomatix Pro, a valuable feature for merging photos with multiple exposures together. This creates a wider dynamic range without an over the top “HDR look.” Learn more at lynda.com This tutorial is a single movie from the Up and Running with Photomatix Pro course by lynda.com […]

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HawaiianVillage

What’s better than 1 HDR photo? A really big panoramic photo.  But in this case I was light on gear.  Here was my shooting process. The Shoot I set my camera to a higher ISO and midrange f-stop so it would shoot fast (IS0 400 at ƒ 14). I shot a 5 shot bracket with […]

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You might have heard me gush about how much I love shooting HDR with my Olympus OM-D E-M1.  It has great built-in bracketing (7 exposures for a 14-stop dynamic range).  It’s fast, light, and easy to shoot with.  It’s quickly become my favorite HDR camera. But it’s also quite capable at shooting great stills, time-lapse, and […]

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I’ve been digging really deep into Photomatix lately (I’m working on a new Lynda.com class). I’ve come across a feature that I absolutely love, and I’m using it on many images that I’d never though of using HDR on. A lot of times, running HDR on a single image results in a lot of noise and […]

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If you’re into HDR, you’ll be happy to hear that HDRsoft is now shipping Photomatix Pro 5.0.  This release is exciting and adds several great new features including. Contrast Optimizer Tone Mapping. This is an option for localized tone-mapping.  It produces nearly zero halos which can produce very natural looking results.  This is useful for adding […]

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Here Are the Winners of our Photomatix Pro Giveaway Jeff Schultz @JeffDSchultz Judi Graff @farmnwife Foster D. Coburn III @fostercoburn John Crocker @Crockdog1 Fernando Lugo @nandolugo If you’re name is not on the list we can’t help you with a free license. Thanks.

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There was a time all photos were made in black & white. Even when I started my days of photojournalism, we primarily shot, developed, and printed in black and white. Now the default is color and we have to adjust to get the images from a color to a monochromatic version. But Black and white photography […]

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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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When working with HDR software tools, there are many options. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with sliders and presets. There’s a critical choice that needs to be made first. How do you want to merge the multiple exposures together? There are generally three options to choose from. Let’s explore the benefits of each. Fuse Exposures […]

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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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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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HDR Soft has ended the 3.0 beta and released the final version of Photomatix Pro 3.0.

We’ve talked extensively about this program on the show and several of us use it to generate tone maps.

New features in version 3.0

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