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Offline Snapper

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Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« on: April 29, 2012, 02:54:29 AM »
If you have got any Tutorials, Links and Tips for HDR, please add them to this thread so that it will hopefully become a one-stop shop for HDR.

If you are interested in merging photographs, you will probably require some software to do so. 

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements can do the job but many people use one or more of the packages below:

Photomatix (a trial copy can be downloaded free) is available from http://www.hdrsoft.com/

Enfuse (a Donationware plug-in for Lightroom) can be downloaded from http://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrenfuse.php

HDR Efex Pro is available from http://www.niksoftware.com/hdrefexpro/usa/entry.php


One clear explanation of what HDR is and how it can be achieved is available here: http://farbspiel-photo.com/learn/hdr-cookbook/creating-32-bit-hdrs
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Re: Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 06:58:51 AM »
My recommendation for someones first step into HDR is Trey Ratcliff's free tutorial.

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/hdr-tutorial/

This was my first step into HDR.  I was quickly hooked after this.  Highly recommended.
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Re: Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 07:03:46 AM »
And then I made this video a while back...

(you might want to watch full screen, as you'll see details better)
HDR Tutorial


This gets more advanced than Trey's free tutorial.  It covers how to take your images from Photomatix (or other HDR software), and how to clean them up in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  Photomatix and other HDR software will very very rarely get your photo right with no farther processing needed.  This video discusses how to take what Photomatix got wrong, and fix it.
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Re: Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 07:10:35 AM »
And then I have plans for more tutorials.

I realize for for beginners, it might not be obvious how to bracket exposures with the stock T2i Firmware.  I'll also cover how to bracket with Magic Lantern on the T2i, and then I have my own method with the 5Dii that I'll share.

And then I plan on doing another tutorial just like the one above, but I'll go even more advanced.

Sound good?
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Re: Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 11:56:51 AM »
And then I have plans for more tutorials.

I realize for for beginners, it might not be obvious how to bracket exposures with the stock T2i Firmware.  I'll also cover how to bracket with Magic Lantern on the T2i, and then I have my own method with the 5Dii that I'll share.

And then I plan on doing another tutorial just like the one above, but I'll go even more advanced.

Sound good?

Sounds great!   ;D
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Re: Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 06:31:02 PM »
Here's the site for an Open Source solution : Luminance HDR http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Post Processing - New Photomatix update available
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012, 05:38:32 AM »
If those of you that use the Photomatix software hadn't already noticed, a free update (Version 4.2.4) is available. Apart from any other features and improvements, a whole new range of presets have been added.  :)
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Re: Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 09:08:31 PM »
Here's the site for an Open Source solution : Luminance HDR http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/

Ok, so I just tried this.  Personally, I wasn't too impressed.  Also, no matter what I did, I could not get any of the sliders to do anything.  I tried adjusting and nothing changed.
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Re: Post Processing - Tutorials, Links and Tips - HDR
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 05:16:46 AM »
Thanks Bgray - found your tutorial very useful and easy to follow.

 

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