As I've told you a few posts back, I have recently looked into HDR Photography.
I have read loads of articles and tutorials in order to be prepared for my next shoot at the beach so I'd have good photos to work with.
I will now describe my steps I took from capturing to editing.
- use a tripod [ no great outcome without these 3 legs! ]
- use aperature priority [ I selected f/5.7 ]
- automatic shutter speed
- shoot in RAW + L [ more editing flexibility ]
- auto-bracketing mode [ will shoot 3 or more photos with different shutter speed resulting in different exposure ]
- take more than just one series
-take a look at your photos and choose a series that you'd like to edit
|0 [ shutter speed: 1/100 ]|
|-3 [ shutter speed: 1/400 ]|
|+3 [ shutter speed: 1/25 ]|
- the editing probably works best with the programme "Photomatix Pro" [ I did not use it, since there's another great programme called "LUMINANCE HDR" for free
- then add the 3 [ or more ] photos you selected to Luminance [ all need to be the same file type, in my case RAW ]
|Adding the photos to Luminance|
|Ready for tonemapping [ adjusting certain parameters ]|
- there are nine different types of tonemapping which can be selected + adjusted [ I used Fattal, since I wanted to end up with a dramatic photo ]
- I used the parameters [ alpha: 0,15 / beta: 0,88 / Color Saturation: 0,65 / pre-gamma: 0,79 ] advice on adjusting parameter were found here: http://www.hieronymus41.de/luminanceHDR.pdf
- then save the LDR and maybe edit later on [ I liked it this way already, so I didn't edit it anymore ]
And here's the finished HDR Production:
I would love to recieve any sort of feedback, since I have just started learning a bit about HDR Processing.
Thank you for reading!