If you’ve been looking for a tutorial on creating HDR images, look no further. Alan Kesselhaut has made a great video explaining all the aspects of high dynamic range photography starting with the equipment and ending with the editing process. Kesselhaut covers the three most popular pieces of HDR editing software: Photomatix, Adobe Photoshop, and NIK HDR Efex Pro. If you’re willing to donate an hour and a half of your time to the following video, you will more than likely come away from the experience with an enriched knowledge and greater appreciation of the photographic technique:
Kesselhaut’s suggested camera setting for HDR images are as follows:
- Shoot on aperture priority mode.
- ISO 100 or your cameras lowest ISO setting
- High speed continuous
- Always shoot in raw
- Turn on the auto bracketing feature with highlight warning.
- Turn off auto focus.
Kesselhaut further adds that you should be checking your histogram frequently. And 95% of the time, 3 images will be enough to create a good HDR photograph.
“Editing is very hard, but it comes with practice. Just trust yourself.”
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