If you're just like me, you don't walk around your photoshoots with a tripod and don't (or can't) take multiple images to create a bracketed HDR. Well, good news my friends, we don't have to do it anymore either! Today, I'm showing how to create kick-ass HDR with single images (while having a little fun on the way). Ready? To your spoons everyone! HDR editing was originally created by merging multiple images to obtain maximum details from the expanded dynamic range. You know the technique: An underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed … [Read more...] about Single image HDR: The sundae technique
High dynamic range (HDR) processing opens a whole world of photographic possibilities. There are several outstanding HDR creation tools available today including Lightroom and Photoshop from Adobe. The question to answer is "when does one shoot HDR brackets?" The "pro" answer Shoot HDR brackets — one normal exposure, one two stops under normal exposure and the last one two stops over normal exposure — in high contrast situations. An example is a building painted a light color in sunlight with foliage in the shadows. Greenery requires a lot of … [Read more...] about When to photograph brackets for HDR
When I shoot events, I rarely have great (let alone perfect) lighting. That's why I had to find an efficient way to edit my photos that could get the most out of my RAW files. Here's one of my favorite technique to boost shadows, recover details in highlights and bring my very own style to my images. My secret weapon: Aurora HDR 2019 When I am in very difficult lighting conditions — be it bright sunlight or harsh indoors light — I have to get over it and do my job anyway. I know I'll have to deal with it later in post-production but that … [Read more...] about How I boost shadows and recover details in my images
High dynamic range photography (HDR) allows exploration of the possibility within a single or a bracketed series of RAW or JPEG images. While the HDR merge ability is built into Lightroom, the creative possibilities aren't available. Here's an opportunity to explore Aurora HDR 2019 absolutely free of charge. Best of all, no credit card is required. This is a limited time offer from Skylum. Quickstart articles Photofocus is all about free education for photographers. Here are three articles to help you explore Aurora HDR 2019: Get the … [Read more...] about Explore HDR photography with a free trial of Aurora HDR 2019
VP of Product Management for Skylum Software, Rich Harrington unlocks secrets for creating truly astounding results using Aurora HDR as a plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom. Join the webinar Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT Register now for the information-packed webinar. Aurora HDR: Hows and whys of extended dynamic range Rich takes participants in this webinar beyond shoving sliders and explores the hows and whys of Aurora HDR for improving photographs and extending the dynamic range of individual images or on HDR … [Read more...] about Live Webinar: Expanded dynamic range photography
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about that special photographer in your life! From now through February 18, Skylum is offering Valentine's Day deals on Luminar 3 and Aurora HDR. Customers can get Luminar 3 for $49 (normally $69), or the Luminar 3 + Aurora HDR Bundle for just $119 (normally $168). Luminar allows you to enjoy your photos on a whole new scale. A powerful yet easy-to-understand interface makes it easy to get started editing and organizing your photos. Hurry, this deal ends … [Read more...] about Love is in the air with Skylum’s Valentine’s Day deals!
Whether it be for outdoor images or oppositely poorly lit indoor ones, combining the power of both Aurora and Luminar in my editing workflow helps me achieve looks that would otherwise be impossible to get. Here are two recent pictures example I did with two different lighting conditions. Example 1: The breezy sunrise Picture yourself: It's 6:30 in the morning and you are in the middle of a vast area surrounded, wind and snow and below zero temperature. The sun isn't up yet but a bunch of courageous athletes is already warming up to take on … [Read more...] about Combo superpower: Using Luminar 3 and Aurora HDR 2019 together
See all the holiday deals and our favorite gifts in our Holiday Gift Guide! Skylum is still offering the best deal you can get on all of its software. But hurry, these deals are only available through today! Luminar and Aurora Skylum is offering a Luminar and Aurora HDR Bundle for just $119, which gives you a $49 discount off the retail price! Click here to learn more and get started. Luminar 2018 Skylum is also offering a $49 special on Luminar 2018, which comes with a special Black Friday Creative Collection of bonuses: 1 year of … [Read more...] about Last chance — get Luminar and Aurora HDR on sale!
See all the holiday deals and our favorite gifts in our Holiday Gift Guide! Skylum is still offering the best deal you can get on its Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2019 software. Through Nov. 28, 2018, you can get a Luminar and Aurora HDR Bundle for just $119 — that's $49 off the retail price! In addition to that, Skylum is offering a $49 special on Luminar 2018, which comes with a special Black Friday Creative Collection of bonuses. Click here to learn more and see all that you get! You'll also get a free upgrade to Luminar 3 when it … [Read more...] about Time is running out! Take advantage of cyber savings on Luminar and Aurora HDR