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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #735 on: November 17, 2015, 08:10:03 PM »
3 image HDR, merged in Photomatix.

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #735 on: November 17, 2015, 08:10:03 PM »

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #736 on: November 17, 2015, 09:00:31 PM »
Hi,
I have never done HDR. Recently I took some bracketed RAW images in Arches NP. The intent was to try my hand at HDR. My exposures are -2,0 and +2 EV. I am also pretty inexperienced in editing, do some minor corrections, warming etc. Could you advice regarding workflow? I have CS5. I would get Photomatix if you feel that is good. I am somewhat familiar with the steps but some questions:
- My RAW images are about 25mb each, do I merge and then edit the resulting image or edit first and then merge?
- If I edit first and then merge do I convert the edited images to jpg?
- If I merge 3 RAW images does the file size become roughly 75mb?
- I have seen some of your work here and think I prefer the natural look rather than the grungy look.
- I primarily do landscapes on a 5D MK III. Are three exposures optimum or should I do more in the future?
- Is -2,0,+2 correct separation?
Something to start with. Thanks in advance.
Ray

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #737 on: January 06, 2016, 01:44:10 PM »
Hi,
I have never done HDR. Recently I took some bracketed RAW images in Arches NP. The intent was to try my hand at HDR. My exposures are -2,0 and +2 EV. I am also pretty inexperienced in editing, do some minor corrections, warming etc. Could you advice regarding workflow? I have CS5. I would get Photomatix if you feel that is good. I am somewhat familiar with the steps but some questions:
- My RAW images are about 25mb each, do I merge and then edit the resulting image or edit first and then merge?
- If I edit first and then merge do I convert the edited images to jpg?
- If I merge 3 RAW images does the file size become roughly 75mb?
- I have seen some of your work here and think I prefer the natural look rather than the grungy look.
- I primarily do landscapes on a 5D MK III. Are three exposures optimum or should I do more in the future?
- Is -2,0,+2 correct separation?
Something to start with. Thanks in advance.
Ray

Looks like you have been waiting along time for an answer.  I'll do my best to answer all the questions, but these are my opinions, not gospell.

-Photomatrix is great.  Get the trial version, see if you like it. It is best for over the top HDR, that some hate and some love. BTW Photomatrix does a great job with single RAW images.  So you can go back and "HDRify" some of your older images, including sports/action and people photos where subject movement makes theee images impossible.

-Merge first and then edit. if you edit first, you'll be editing 3 images to uncertain results.

-Does the file size become 75MB? No. 

-Natural HDR is great, do what you like.  Here is a secret never before revealed tip:  If you make an HDR in photoshop/Photomatrix/in camera etc, you can always calm it down in PS by making it a layer with the normally processed image.  Then just adjust the top layer's transparency to get an image somewhere between.

-Three exposures is great, but 5 or 7 is slightly better, especially if noise is a concern, or the scene was VERY contrasty.  If you were making HDR your main thing in Photography I'd say do more.  If you are experimenting, three at 2 stops is great. 

-Bonus.  When I find myself shooting the ultimate landscape I just walked 9 miles to get too.  i always bracket for the sake of bracketing.  These can later be HDRifyed, or just processed, or both.

-2nd Bonus, try B&W HDR.   


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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #738 on: February 05, 2016, 03:17:32 PM »
3 shot HDR. Difficult to shoot due to looking directly into a very low sun:
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #739 on: February 05, 2016, 05:52:01 PM »
Hi,
I have never done HDR. Recently I took some bracketed RAW images in Arches NP. The intent was to try my hand at HDR. My exposures are -2,0 and +2 EV. I am also pretty inexperienced in editing, do some minor corrections, warming etc. Could you advice regarding workflow? I have CS5. I would get Photomatix if you feel that is good. I am somewhat familiar with the steps but some questions:
- My RAW images are about 25mb each, do I merge and then edit the resulting image or edit first and then merge?
- If I edit first and then merge do I convert the edited images to jpg?
- If I merge 3 RAW images does the file size become roughly 75mb?
- I have seen some of your work here and think I prefer the natural look rather than the grungy look.
- I primarily do landscapes on a 5D MK III. Are three exposures optimum or should I do more in the future?
- Is -2,0,+2 correct separation?
Something to start with. Thanks in advance.
Ray

If you are looking for info about HDR and exposure blending, you might be interested to have a read of this website:
http://www.throughstrangelenses.com/

I found it helpful.
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #740 on: February 05, 2016, 07:31:18 PM »
An HDR image from just before Christmas:

The Christmas-ing of Chester by Richard Anderson, on Flickr

Would welcome feedback...

Thanks

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #741 on: February 06, 2016, 04:30:05 AM »
An HDR image from just before Christmas:

The Christmas-ing of Chester by Richard Anderson, on Flickr

Would welcome feedback...

Thanks

Richard

Hmmmm, you really want feedback? OK..........

I like the Photo, it seems to have a huge amount of detail, no idea if that comes from the HDR processing or not. In some ways it seems a bit low in contrast, on my Monitor. All in all I think its good and an example of the kind of HDR I like.
Cheers Brian

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #741 on: February 06, 2016, 04:30:05 AM »

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #742 on: February 06, 2016, 07:36:49 AM »
Created in Nik HDR efex from 3 exposures hand held

St. Pauls Church,London, UK by sootzzs, on Flickr

Created in Nik HDR efex from 3 exposures on tripod
North Ballachulish, Scotland

North Ballachulish, Scotland by sootzzs, on Flickr
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #743 on: February 06, 2016, 08:09:27 AM »
Hmmmm, you really want feedback? OK..........

I like the Photo, it seems to have a huge amount of detail, no idea if that comes from the HDR processing or not. In some ways it seems a bit low in contrast, on my Monitor. All in all I think its good and an example of the kind of HDR I like.
Cheers Brian

I know - asking for feedback here is a bit like throwing yourself into a bear pit. Having said that, thank you Brian! HDR processing in LRCC.

Cheers

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #744 on: February 16, 2016, 06:50:50 AM »
An HDR image from just before Christmas:
....
Would welcome feedback...

Looks like a painting/drawing.
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #745 on: February 16, 2016, 06:52:15 AM »
Looks like a painting/drawing.

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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #746 on: April 18, 2016, 03:12:50 PM »
I haven't been doing many HDRs in the last year or so but here is one of my faves:


Mexico
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Re: Post your HDR images:
« Reply #746 on: April 18, 2016, 03:12:50 PM »