This is one I’ve been itching to try out for MONTHS!!! High Dynamic Range is gaining popularity especially with Faux HDR or HDR Toning Apps/Filters. I wanted to learn the real way by merging multiple exposures in Adobe Photoshop CS6 to get more detail and a true High Dynamic Range.
(Below) Gas Mask by: Freehand Profit
Making a cool HDR image from multiple exposures isn’t as tough as we think it sounds. You HAVE to open your manual and read it. Read it again. Read it again. Then read it some more until it makes sense. That’s what I had to do and I’m so glad I did. Last week I did not know how to program my camera to take 3 different exposures as a cycle, I didn’t know how to make it take 3 shots with 2 click, and I didn’t even know how to set it to shoot in RAW. Now I know and I got so much power because of it!!! =D Now that I have it set-up, I can shoot HDR whenever I need to and I won’t have to bug my buddies to do it for me =D
I’m HOOKED!!! I find these a lot of fun to shoot and develop. I LOVE contrast so I went nuts on this one, I got detail just to chuck it =D
Coolest Tricks I Learned:
Had to be setting up the camera for Bracketing and a 3 shot burst with 1 click. That’s WAY over my head. I’m not a Photographer. I’m a Designer that needs to take some photo’s.
On the Adobe side it was probably in Adobe Bridge. I found the “Stacking” function (Ctrl+G) to be really helpful in keeping things organized. Just another thing I should incorporate into my workflow.
I got most of my info from Lynda.com:
Shooting and Processing High Dynamic Range Photographs (HDR)
Photo Workshop: Portrait of an Exotic Car
More photo’s of Freehand Profit’s artwork:
Army of the Undead Stock
If you look up #NSL72 you should be able to follow my week and all of the videos I studied for this one.