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lorenww Jul 26, 2012 9:39 AM

My first dedicated HDR outing.
I got three hand held shots as an experiment (three exposures each).
This is from Photomatix and set between painterly and grunge.
They are a bit overcooked because the more realistic versions just looked like plain buildings.
I should have removed the watermark, just playing around and forgot to remove it.

Bynx Jul 26, 2012 2:26 PM

If you could take the first couple shots into Photshop and apply some Gamma Correction set to about 80 it would make them less flat and more lifelike. Other than that for a first attempt you have done really well.

lorenww Jul 27, 2012 1:18 PM

Bynx, I have a question. Where do you find gamma correction in CS5?
I looked under image>> adjustments and it's not there.

lorenww Jul 27, 2012 1:22 PM

I found it, it's in image>> exposure.

You are right, it's much better, will upload when I have time.

Bynx Jul 27, 2012 7:43 PM

When Im doing HDR I usually go to EXPOSURE and then set the Exposure a little brighter and with Gamma Correction set to around 80 it both pinches up the highlights and shadows slightly giving back the snap that Photomatix takes out when it makes the final file. THe use of the Exposure will depend on how bright your highlights are. You dont want to blow them out any more than you have to.

lorenww Jul 29, 2012 3:24 PM

Thank you very much for those tips. playing with them right now.

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