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This is a preset that I homebrewed while working on a project. If you watch “The Walking Dead” television show, this look will be very familiar. Here is a side by side comparison of the preset. You can download the preset file by clicking THIS LINK Once you have downloaded the file, [...]
Here is my short tutorial on generating 32bit HDR files in Photomatix and then importing them back into Lightroom 4.1 for super-intuitive editing. *****UPDATE***** HDRSoft/Photomatix have released a plugin that now supports processing of 32bit HDR files without all the hassle. You can download it here: http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/merge_lrplugin.html
During a “process my brackets” challenge on Facebook a few months back I published this Video:
DOUBLE CLICK THE CENTER OF THE VIDEO TO GO FULLSCREEN
Check out Jack Howard’s HDR Photography page on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/HDRPhotography and join the fun.
It is challenge specific but does highlight some tips and tricks I use. Stay tuned for a new and more in-depth look at my workflow using Photomatix, Lightroom, and Nik Software.
From Adobe: Lightroom 4.1 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 4. The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. In addition, Lightroom 4.1 introduces the following new features: The ability [...]
Walter of Walter Arnold Photography and I have started a podcast called Tuesday Night Phototalk. Here is the first cast on YouTube.
Topics discussed are Lightroom 4 vs. Lightroom 4.1 RC2 ~ 500px.com vs Flickr.com ~ Social Media sites and your photography ~ Project Imagin8ion and Imagin8ion II and more!
This video demonstrates a new blending technique that I am developing. I am combining live HD video with still HDR photographs resulting in a “Living HDR” effect. A nod to Ken Burns for the inspiration. This particular video was shot in upstate New York and features waterfalls from the Finger Lakes region a music by one of my favorite artists Jace Everett (Of True Blood Theme fame). Any comments and/or questions are always welcomed.
List of “participants”
- Waterfalls courtesy of the finger lakes region of New York State.
- Lenses exclusively used on this shoot by Sigma Corporation. SigmaPhoto.com
- Camera used: Sony a77v
- “Slip Away” used with permission in this video. Please check out Jace Everett @ JaceEverett.com
- Software utilized for production: HDRSoft Photomatix, Sony Vegas, Adobe Lightroom, Premiere, and Photoshop, Nik Software Plugins.
The effect I use in the video I have dubbed “Living HDR/Faucet Effect” because I am using my HDR photos, overlaying and blending live HD video with them. The technique uses no special plug-ins or masks. As you will see in the video, it has the effect of a moving HDR and then freezes as if someone is turning off time with a faucet. Motion is achieved by painstakingly aligning and synchronized simultaneous panning of both the live footage and the HDR still.
If you are interested in using the “living HDR” or “Faucet Effect” technique, please contact me. I will have a short tutorial out soon as well on how you can achieve the effect.
Photos from this shoot can be purchased from the gallery link on the menu above.
The Shot Well probably goes without saying but I will say it anyway. It all start here. Meaning, no matter how much you photoshop it, or HDR it, or whatever it, a good shot is a good shot and a bad one is well, just bad. Once you are more familiar with the process, you [...]
Processing Time to make this puppy sing. You first need to fire up your HDR software. In this example we will use Photomatix Pro 3.2. Open the program and you should see th following dialog: Once you have Photomatix Pro 3.2 open you will want to click on the Generate HDR Image button and then [...]