Adobe Lightroom HDR Plug-in

Old St. Mary's Catholic Church

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greektown

Today I led a photo walk in Greektown.  The image above is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) shot built from 7 separate photographs.  The camera was secured to my Induro Carbon Fiber tripod and I used an external shutter release to avoid jostling the camera.  Many newer cameras allow you to shoot a “bracket” of images and will automatically increase and decrease the exposure to give you overly bright and overly dark images that are later merged together to capture detail that could not be captured in a single shot.  My software of choice is nik-HDR Efex Pro, which I run from either Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 or Adobe Photoshop CS6.

The amazing detail afforded with HDR images is becoming increasingly popular.  How to process HDR brackets is one of the topics I will be discussing at my Lightroom 4.0 – Editing and Output workshop on Friday April 13th.  I enjoy teaching others how to improve their photography and have been expanding my workshop offering lately.  If you would like to get notified when new workshops are added you can join our newsletter or enroll in the Rochester Photography Workshops MeetUp group, either of which is free.  Enrolling in MeetUp will ensure that you get notified the moment a workshop goes live.  The news letter usually gets published a day or two later.

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