Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: HDR workflow tutorial

  1. #1

    HDR workflow tutorial

    Hi all! I had a free weekend so I tried to put it to good use by describing what I do with exposure blending and HDR processing in photoshop.
    The link to it is here if anyone is interested:
    http://everlookphotography.wordpress...flow-tutorial/

    and the image that it creates is :
    Call me Dylan! www.everlookphotography.com | www.everlookphotography.wordpress.com | www.flickr.com/photos/dmtoh
    Canon EOS 5dmk3 : 17-40 F4 L, 70-200F2.8 canon L, 24-70mm canon L, Gitzo Safari +1178 ballhead. |Canon 5dmkII, 16-35mmF2.8 II L, Gitzo 2541 )
    Singh Ray/Hitech/Lee assorted filters, Z pro modified system Cokin holder
    Post : Lightroom 3.6 catalogue -> Export as 16bit TIFF, Edited CS5 -> resized for web.

  2. #2
    Who me? dbax's Avatar
    Join Date
    02 Sep 2007
    Location
    Tweed Heads
    Posts
    2,734
    Thanks for this, I know how to do it, but you do it so well! now I'm inspired to have another go at HDR's
    Cheers David.

    Canon 40D/EF-S 17-85 mm IS/Kenko Extenson Tubes/Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II (nifty fifty)
    Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 /Sigma 70-200/ Sigma 1.4 teleconverter/ some Conkin filters | Adobe Photoshop CS6



  3. #3
    Shore Crawler
    Threadstarter
    Dylan & Marianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Mar 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    7,959
    thanks david - if there are any suggestions people have,that'd be great - I'd like to incorporate stuff into the tutorial too

  4. #4
    Member Satine's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 Sep 2009
    Location
    Tweed Heads
    Posts
    94
    Thanks for this, don't have time to have a look right now but will defiantely come back to it. I love HDR but haven't had the time to play around with it much. Should have some time over Christmas so will give it a go then.

  5. #5
    Ausphotography Veteran
    Join Date
    18 May 2008
    Location
    Bremer Valley
    Posts
    2,560
    Excellent tute, thanks Dylan.
    Canon 5D MkII | Canon 7D
    Various prime and zoom lenses



  6. #6
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    28 Dec 2008
    Location
    Penrith
    Posts
    1,335
    Thanks Dylan, will give it a go over Chrissy.
    Carmen

    My Stuff:- Canon 50D l EF 28-80 f2.8-4L
    l EF 100-300 f4-5.6 l Canon 100mm f2.8 macro l Tokina 11-16 f2.8 l Pol. Filter l Flash l Grip l Remote l Tripod l Lightroom 2 l CS3

    Constructive Critique of my photos always appreciated

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    03 Dec 2009
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    1,703
    Great tutorial! Thanks for taking the time to write it and post a link.

  8. #8
    A. P's Culinary Indiscriminant mongo's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Mar 2009
    Location
    Cronulla, Sydney
    Posts
    6,766
    thanks Dylan, this is very helpful and Mongo is hard at it taking it all in.
    Nikon and Pentax user



  9. #9
    Shore Crawler
    Threadstarter
    Dylan & Marianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Mar 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    7,959
    no worries guys - I'll try to do another one sometime on usual workflow too

  10. #10
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    28 Dec 2008
    Location
    Ipswich, QLD
    Posts
    1,328
    Thanks for sharing Dylan, I will surely give it a go... we all know your secret now
    Critique and comments welcomed on my images!

    www.philrettkephotography.com
    http://www.flickr.com/philrettke

    Canon EOS 5D MKII x 2 | Ef 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM | Ef 16-35mm f2.8L II | Ef 180mm f/3.5L macro | Ef 24-70mm f/2.8L | Adobe Photoshop CS3 extended | Digital Photo Professional | Photomatix Pro 3 | Adobe Lightroom 2.3

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    05 May 2009
    Location
    Sale Victoria
    Posts
    93
    Great Tutorial and link Never really thought of taking the images back to Photoshop and using mask's

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    26 Jan 2010
    Location
    PALMERSTON
    Posts
    60
    HI. Do I have to shoot RAW for HDR processing? CHeers!
    cheers,
    ...Rex...


    CANON 450D, EF-S 18-55 IS, EF-S 55-250 IS

  13. #13
    Administrator (Site Owner) ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    13,165
    Quote Originally Posted by KALBO View Post
    HI. Do I have to shoot RAW for HDR processing? CHeers!
    No you don't, but a RAW file contains a lot more data than a JPG, so the end result can be manipulated and tweaked a lot more, without image quality (IQ) degradation.
    RICK
    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

    www.tassiephotos.com

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    26 Jan 2010
    Location
    PALMERSTON
    Posts
    60
    ahhh thanks RICK!!! While we're here... I have just started shooting RAW and yes I can view it using the Canon software. How can I convert and save HDR's from raw photos... so I can post it in forums? DOes that make sense?

  15. #15
    Administrator (Site Owner) ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    13,165
    Quote Originally Posted by KALBO View Post
    ahhh thanks RICK!!! While we're here... I have just started shooting RAW and yes I can view it using the Canon software. How can I convert and save HDR's from raw photos... so I can post it in forums? DOes that make sense?
    You create the HDR from three or more RAW files, it then becomes one HDR file, which you treat the same as any other photo file, process it, resize it, and save it in JPG format to upload to the net.

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    26 Jan 2010
    Location
    PALMERSTON
    Posts
    60
    Bingo!!! Cheers Rick!

  17. #17
    Shore Crawler
    Threadstarter
    Dylan & Marianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Mar 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    7,959
    Sorry about not checking this thread Kalbo -
    Rick's already answered your questions
    In terms of some other suggestions

    1. Rick is right about RAW being better than jpeg for HDR work
    2. You can convert directly from the RAW file to HDR, or you can export it as a TIFF file from the canon software. You should try to shoot these files in threes but even if you have 2 exposures you can run them through photomatix to give it a go.
    3. If you export even a single RAW file as a 16 bit TIFF image, you can run the photomatix program to give you a "pseudo HDR" look to your single images if it's suitable.

    hope that helps and doesn't confuse the issue more - if it idoes, ignore me!

  18. #18
    that waterfall pic is great. Thanks for the tips

  19. #19
    sarcastic photoholic
    Join Date
    17 May 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,757
    This is fantastic, I'm new to photography and HDRs and workflows really help to pull ideas together.

  20. #20
    Shore Crawler
    Threadstarter
    Dylan & Marianne's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Mar 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    7,959
    Thanks beaco, milbs, I'll try to add more to the site when I can

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •