Monday, January 26, 2015

Learn How To Use Shadowmapping To Create Dramatic HDR Images | Video Tutorial

Learn How To Use Shadowmapping To Create Dramatic HDR Images
   Are your HDR photos lacking detail and contrast? In this video tutorial I show how you can create a shadow map of your image and combine it with you regular HDR pic to create a dramatic HDR image that is sure to help get your artwork noticed. So if your into High-Dynamic-Range photography. You will not want to miss this video tutorial.

Coffee And Pastries HDR © 2015 Exodist Photography

About this tutorial:

   HDR Photography can be exciting and fun. I contribute it as one of the reasons I came back to photography. Back in the days of film, you had limitations to what you could do unless you owned your own darkroom. But thanks to computers, the possibilities now seem endless. This is one of the many photos I took at Disney Land in Hong Kong a few years back and I wanted to show everyone how I now modernly process most all my HDR images and create these remarkably highly detailed photos. In this tutorial I use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and HDR Soft's Photomatix Pro software.
If HDR photography interest you I will put a link at the bottom for more information.

   This photo is a combination of 3 bracketed images taken at 2 stops apart. The metered exposure was taken at ISO100, f/3.5 and at 1/125sec on my older Canon 600D. I was using my Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM wide angle lens at 10mm, which is effectively the 16mm equivalent to full frame. This shot was also taken hand held the best I could. Luckily I had enough light and used a fast enough aperture that I could keep the shutter speeds fast.