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.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/68395948 w=640&h=360]

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 and ghosting
  • Create a batch process with Photomatix
  • Enhance images with tone maps and fusion
  • Browse preset looks to find a good starting point
  • Choose the right bit depth
  • Repair white balance issues
  • Stitch the panoramic photo with Photomerge
  • Enhance with a Curves adjustment
  • Crop to a finished size
  • Fill in gaps in the photo

This is of course just one way to complete this task. Feel free to combine my techniques with your own approaches.