Hdr adivice

Discussion in 'HDR Discussions' started by Andy5D, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Andy5D

    Andy5D TPF Noob!

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    Im gonna give hdr a go just looking for some advice on which is the best way to do it . i know there are 100's of tutorals out there but has anyone got the most simple one ;)
     
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    Bynx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The best advice I can give is for you to use Photomatix. Be sure to set the sliders to default and give it a shot. There are a few presets. After you have done the default give the presets a shot. Dont muck with the sliders until you understand what they do.
     
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    ok cheers will give it a look
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ... or do "muck with the sliders", so you SEE what they do (that used to be my approach to Photomatix, when I took the Tone Mapping step, which you MUST take).
     
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    Bynx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    hahaha actually thats right. But what I meant was not to muck with them then post the lousy results to get reactions. Understand them first.
     
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    I learned most of what I know from stuckincustoms.com. He's got a pretty handy tutorial.
     
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    I watched a tutorial when I first learned HDR. This was the first "style" of processing I had learned. I was so confused after watching the video (it was a good video looking back on it, I was just so new it didn't help me much) that it didn't do much good. Over the course of several months I played around with the controls in Photomatx and afterward in photoshop (for fine tuning) and I now have a style that I like and appreciate. My best advice to you is to maybe watch or read a tuturial or two, but play around the controls and find something that suits your taste. It may take you some time like me to develop your style, but I think it is fun to learn on one's own.

    Btw. I also recommend Photomatix.
     

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