Monday, May 23, 2011

Photo Tip #26...HDR

Many of you have been waiting for a photo tip on how to do HDR photography. We've talked about bracketing photos in a previous photo tip. You must also shoot in RAW format to process HDR photos the way I do it. Hopefully, you've downloaded your trial copy of Photomatix.

Now, you are ready to go. There are tons of variations of HDR effects in Photomatix. You can make shots look like science fiction, or pretty true to the original. You can saturate colors, or keep them in the normal range. You will have to experiment with your settings to get the results you like.

Rather than give away all my settings right away, I thought I'd point you to where I started. There is an awesome HDR blog you need to study. This guy is the master! I'll give you the link to his website and you can take it from there. I'll follow up in a week or two with some fine tuning steps I use to make my HDR shots pop! You can learn a ton from this guy!

Comment back if you are looking for something more simple to digest in HDR photography.

Good luck practicing!

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