A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, over time I became unhappy with the results. I started demanding more from HDR software. I didn’t just want increased dynamic range of light in my images. I […]
In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last time I’m going to show you an alternative method to blend exposures using the Gradient tool in Photoshop, which is quicker, and easier, but not quite as controlled as luminosity masks.
From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in Photoshop. Throughout photography websites worldwide, we can see amazing image after amazing image created using luminosity masks. Yet, very few photographers know what luminosity masks are and how they can transform their imagery.
Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. Yet, at the same time, there can be any number of difficult factors to account for when you’re shooting, like moving vehicles, and taking pictures through glass from high buildings. In this article we’ll look at how to overcome these and add more mood, vibrancy, and energy to your cityscapes.
Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our finger tips, it isn’t necessarily an easy task to create something beautiful with it. Gloucester Cathedral by Jimmy McIntyre With row upon row of sliders screaming at us, […]
The Common Belief About HDR: “I don’t usually like HDR images, but yours are great.” This line has been repeated over and over again to HDR photographers on flickr, facebook, 500px… you name it. People really don’t like what they consider to be HDR photography. It seems that the word ‘HDR’ conjures to our minds images […]