Blake Rudis – HDR Editing with Photomatix
Blake Rudis from everydayhdr.com returns to discuss his HDR editing workflow. Photomatix is a big part, but that’s just the start.
(from Blakes’s website – go here for more info.)
Editing HDR in Photomatix – Before / During / After
HDR sometimes get called Tone Mapping…not always interchangeable
Suggest for HDR Landscape photos:
f/8 to f/11…this is where the camera lens is sharpest.
Always shoot in RAW…have around fourteen different bits of information versus around eight in jpeg. This four bits is a huge amount of information
Bracketing – how many??? used to shoot five and get brackets far out, however, realized need +2 / -2 / 0. A bracket of +1 / -1 / 0 does not have enough information.
Tripod mount – eliminates potential issues
Continuous mode…prevents re-focus and re-meter
Auto White Balance…doesn’t matter in RAW
Aperture Priority Mode
Blake demonstrates using Photomatix…”Photomatix is not the end all be all…it is just a tool to get you to the end”
Save file as a 16 bit TIFF…this will be edited later. This gives you a large file to work with.
Open with Adobe Camera RAW
For the remainder of the show, Blake gave us a walk through of his Zone Editing System.
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