Skip to main content

Learn How To Reduce Noise In HDR Photos | Video Tutorial

Learn How To Reduce Noise In HDR Photos
   I love HDR Photos, but when going for a very illustrative look its very easy to end up with a image that can have a lot of noise, even when shooting at ISO100. In this video I show you how to prep your images in Lightroom and then use Photomatix Pro to get the best results.

HDR Firetruck © Exodist Photography


About this tutorial:

   High-dynamic-range photography[1] can be both rewarding and challenging at times. I wanted to make this tutorial to show you how you can take some images that are underexposed and still use them to create a brilliant illustrative HDR image while highly reducing the amount of noise one would normally get. In this video tutorial I start out preparing my 3 bracketed exposures[2] in Adobe Lightroom 5[3] and then export them to HDR Soft's Photomatix Pro[4] software were we do most of our image post processing and then re-import the combined image back into Lightroom and finish up on some final touches.

   My Firetruck HDR photo is a 3 image HDR in -2EV, Metered and +2EV exposures. I used my trusty Canon EOS 70D and my Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM ultra-wide angle lens at 10mm. Which gives me the 16mm equivalent to full-frame. I used Aperture priority mode (Av) as there was still enough light to do so. My metered exposure was at ISO100, f/6.3 and at 10sec. I used f/6.3 to get the most DoF and sharpness. I could have pushed up to f/9 to get a better DoF of the back of the truck with out sacrificing sharpness, however that would have pushed my +2EV exposure past 30 seconds. This is a prime example of were focus bracketing would have been very beneficial. But I still think it looks very nice. Also just a reminder that this of course was done on a tripod and I used 2sec delay to keep vibrations down.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging [1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobracketing [2]
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html [3]
http://www.hdrsoft.com [4]

Popular posts from this blog

How To Setup The Neewer NW-880 Camera Timer Remote Control | Photography Tips

Looking for some instructions on how to use the Neewer NW-880 Timer Shutter Remote/ Intervalometer. This little remote control is packed with many features that can be challenging to first figure out. So in this tutorial I will walk you through each step on how to setup and use the NW-800.


   If you are interested in this item, please help support my channel by purchasing this product through my Amazon Affiliate Link:

*Neewer NW-880: http://amzn.to/1lmI9Cv

*Caution, make sure you choose the right model for your camera. Canon Rebel users including the EOS 60D and 70D should use the linked E3 model.


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/rhe3JvYqg1o

Learn How To Setup Identity Plate & Watermarks In Lightroom 5 | Video Tutorial

Branding is important for business growth and this tutorial will help you start setting up Adobe Lightroom 5's identity plate, plus step you through adding watermarks with in Lightroom's built in watermark tools to display your branding and copyrights on your images.


About this tutorial:

   This is another tutorial were I am focusing on the ins and outs of Adobe Lightroom. So many tutorials show photographers how to work in the develop module, but few show anything else about Lightroom. So I am going through every detail of Lightroom and teaching about every detail of the program. In this video tutorial I focus on two things, the Identity Plate and Watermarks. Now I have combined these for two reasons, one they are both about branding and two the ID plate tutorial would be ridiculously short. But since they are simple, I am at least able to provide solid setup detail for anyone needing to use these features in Lightroom 5.

Obama Administration Will Make Photographers Register Their UAV | Joe's Video Blog

Many photographers are taking to the skies with quad copters and other various unmanned aircraft to get amazing views for both video and still photos. But looks like this could come to an end as the US pushes to put strict limits and force registration of these air craft.


Reuters Link: http://goo.gl/3wOLhe


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/A9TUIUlzIz4