Tag : photomatix
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
Photomatix 4.23 has been released. Mostly bug fixes but a few feature updates, see below. 3-Jul-12 – Updated in v4.2.3 – Bug fixed: Canon Raws shot in SRAW/MRAW mode were not converted properly. – Bug fixed: With some specific image width and height, tone mapping with Details Enhancer in Lighting Effects mode could cause a [...]
During a “process my brackets” challenge on Facebook a few months back I published this Video:
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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.
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.
Well, it’s spring and an un-seasonable one here in New York. Today’s forecast was for a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms and as of late, I have not let the weather forecast deter me from heading out to shoot. I have found that generally the most atmospheric landscape photo opportunities make themselves available when [...]
A short video showing how I process my shots using Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photomatix 4 to produce natural looking, full spectrum landscape HDR photos.
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Check out my updated video here:
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 [...]