36 Photos - Jul 11, 2011
Photo: HDR Before-and-After: Rosánou Abbey – Metéora (HDR) ( details: bit.ly/bna-rosa )

Here is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR image I posted yesterday. It is a 6-exposure HDR image of Metéora, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Greece.

For more information...
...visit the before-and-after page at [ bit.ly/bna-rosa ]. Also check out the photo page at [ bit.ly/fp-rosa ] for full information on the processing of this image.

To see all my before-and-after comparisons, go to [ bit.ly/fp-bna ].Photo: HDR Vertorama Before-and-After - [ bit.ly/bna-maus ]

Have you ever attempted to create an HDR vertorama or panorama? What's your experience with the process?

If you haven't tried it, you may find some useful tutorials that may get you started in the Resources section below.

This is the before-and-after comparison of an HDR vertorama I shot last year. Find all the information on this image in the Resources section below.

Resources
1. The original photo page: [ bit.ly/fp-maus ] (with all the information about the image and the processing)
2. The before-and-after page: [ bit.ly/bna-maus ]
3. HDR Cookbook - Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots: [ bit.ly/fp-vertohand ]
4. HDR Cookbook - Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod: [ bit.ly/fp-vertotripod ]
5. HDR Cookbook - Creating HDR Panoramas and Vertoramas: [ bit.ly/fp-panos ]Photo: HDR Before-and-After: Let there be Light ( details: bit.ly/bna-ltbl )

Take a look at the Resources section below if you want to learn the techniques.

Here is the before-and-after comparison of the image 'Let there be Light'. I posted the image yesterday (see here: bit.ly/gp-ltbl), and it was immensely popular. Thanks everybody!

In this illustration, you see the stages of its creation. It was created from 12 single exposures that where merged to HDRs and tone-mapped in Photomatix. After that, I stitched them together in Photoshop and did the post-processing.

If you're interested in the details, visit the before-and-after page at [ bit.ly/bna-ltbl ] and the photo page at [ bit.ly/fp-ltbl ]. There is tons more information on my website at [ farbspiel-photo.com ].

Resources
1. The original photo page: [ bit.ly/fp-ltbl ] (all the information on the image and the processing)
2. The before-and-after page: [ bit.ly/bna-ltbl ]
3. Tutorial: Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots at [ bit.ly/fp-vertohand ]
4. Tutorial: Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod at [ bit.ly/fp-vertotripod ]
5. Tutorial: Creating HDR Panoramas and Vertoramas at [ bit.ly/fp-panos ]

#hdr #photography #vertorama #beforeandafterPhoto: HDR Before-and-After: High Five ( Extensive infos at bit.ly/bna-high )

This is the before-and-after comparison of the 6-exposure HDR image 'High Five' I posted yesterday.

Resources
View the image itself at [ bit.ly/fp-high ] and get all the information about how it was created.

Go to the Before-and-After page at [ bit.ly/bna-high ] to get more information about what you see in this image.

#hdr #photography #beforeandafter  Photo: Photo: HDR COOKBOOK - BEFORE-AND-AFTER-COMPARISON. This is the before-and-after comparison of yesterday's upload to flickr. On the top row, you see the three source exposures. The bottom row depicts the tone-mapped image (left) and the final result after the post-processing (right). A larger version of the final image can be found at http://flic.kr/p/a2mBLG and the original comparison is in my HDR Cookbook at http://wp.me/pZoHG-lL.

Enjoy!Photo: HDR Processing - Before and After

This is the before-and-after comparison of one of my most popular images on flickr - "The Docks - Palermo, Italy (HDR)". Go to the flickr photo page at http://flic.kr/p/8QUmUZ to see the entire process of making this.

Also visit the before-and-after section of my HDR Cookbook at http://wp.me/pZoHG-8d where there are many more comparisons of this type.

CheersPhoto: HDR Before-and-After

This is one of my before-and-after comparisons. I appologize to those people among you that prefer a more natural HDR look. ;-) But this one just turned out to go down the cartoonish road. Basically, the image dictated the direction here. So, I decided to follow.

Flickr photo page: http://flic.kr/p/8bR8Yx.

Before-and-after page: http://wp.me/pZoHG-aH.

If you are interested in the techniques used for creating this image, then take a look at my HDR Cookbook: http://farbspiel.wordpress.com/.

Enjoy!Photo: HDR Before-and-After - Yo! Taxi!

This is the before-and-after comparison for one of the images I posted earlier this week. You can find the final photo and a lot more information at http://flic.kr/p/9amWAA.

I am currently doing the "dirty work" for one of my next HDR Vertoramas: Noise reduction of each of the 20 source images. So I though, I'd throw in a little post to cheer myself (and maybe also you) up a bit.

Enjoy!

CheersPhoto: HDR Before-and-After - The Ingress

This is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR vertorama that I posted a few hours ago (see the post below). You can find the final photo and a lot more information at http://flic.kr/p/a6urWe.

Also make sure you watch the Making-of video in HD at Making-of - The Ingress (HDR Vertorama) to see the whole process of how this image evolved.

If you like this comparison, you can find over 40 different before-and-after comparisons of HDR images at http://wp.me/pZoHG-8d - the largest collection on the web!

Enjoy!Photo: HDR Vertorama - Before-and-After

Hi guys, this is another one of my before-and-after comparisons. This one is of one of my most popular images on flickr. It is a HDR Vertorama stitched from 5 HDR images. Go to the photo page at http://flic.kr/p/9hwwPD to get more information on how this was shot and processed.

If you like this article, re-share it with your circles!

Access over 40 HDR before-and-after comparisons at http://wp.me/pZoHG-oG.

If you are interested in learning how to produce such an image, go to my HDR Cookbook at http://farbspiel.wordpress.com/. It contains many detailed recipes for post-processing, and it is completely free of charge!

Enjoy!Photo: Before-and-After - The Tube (HDR)

Share if you dare! ;-)

Hey guys! I thought I'd just throw in another goody here before I go to bed (well, not just yet). Here's the before-and-after of the Tube shot I posted some hours back. You can find all my before-and-after images at http://wp.me/pZoHG-oG. The original image can be seen here: http://flic.kr/p/aadrjs.

Oh, while you're there, make sure you go to "Order print" on each one of them, type in your credit card number and click 'Buy!'... Ok, I had to try this. Sorry! LOL

This comparison was already referenced in the original post as a link. However, I am still having a tough time figuring out how to place these "accompanying" things in the post such you actually see it. I think that many people just see the picture, hack in a comment and +1 without actually bothering about the associated info. Is that so? (BTW, I am very grateful for any sort of feedback. So, keep those comments and +1s and shares coming, please. They are great!)

So, let's make a test here: Everyone who actually saw the before-and-after link on the past photo post and clicked on it, please raise your left hand now... Are you really sitting in your living room with a raised hand now??? ;-) You can also comment if you're having trouble keeping your hand up all night.

While your left hand is up, click on the "Order print" link with your right one now and... You didn't see that one coming, did you? LOL

I guess, I'll have to improve my online hypnosis skills...

CheersPhoto: HDR Before-and-After: Sunset Gate (Expand this post for some additional infos)

What's the news?
1. Take my new HDR photography poll [ http://bit.ly/pXIabW ]
2. Join The G+ HDR List [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-pu ]

About this Post
This is the before-and-after comparison of the "Sunset Gate" HDR image posted yesterday. Take a closer look to see how the final image came about. In top row, you can see the source images straight out of the camera. In the bottom row, you see the tone-mapped image and the final result after the post-processing.

Visit my HDR Cookbook at farbspiel.wordpress.com to learn the techniques I used.

Enjoy!

Resources
- Final image on G+: [ http://bit.ly/qo6qmm ] (see what other people think about it)
- flickr photo page: [ http://flic.kr/p/9fNjyU ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
- Many more B&A comparisons: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-oG ] (Want more of this? Take a look!)Photo: HDR Before-and-After: Ethnographic Museum – Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)
(Expand this post to access tons of resources concerning this image!)

Finished photo: [ http://flic.kr/p/agNZeJ ]

About this Post
This is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR vertorama I posted yesterday. The finished image (link given above) was created from 5x3 exposures taken handheld (no tripod allowed). Here, you see those source images, the (intermediate) tone-mapped and stitched image that came out of Photomatix and Photomerge, and finally, the finished image after post-processing.

If you want to produce such images too, take a look at my recipes listed in the resource section below. Have fun with your vertorama adventures, and don't forget to post the results for some feedback.

Have a great Sunday!

Resources
1. HDR Cookbook - Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-bG ]
2. HDR Cookbook - Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-hP ]
3. HDR Cookbook – Creating HDR Panoramas and Vertoramas: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-1l ]
4. Final image on G+: [ http://bit.ly/rmHVpk ] (see what other people think about it)
5. Flickr photo page: [ http://flic.kr/p/agNZeJ ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
6. Many more B&A comparisons: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-oG ] (Want more of this? Take a look!)
7. Take my new HDR photography poll [ http://bit.ly/pXIabW ]
8. Join The G+ HDR List [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-pu ]Photo: HDR Before-and-After: Mountain Shed

This completes my "Mountain Shed" trilogy. You have already seen the image and the "Pics to play with". Here is the Before-and-After comparison. Take a look, and if you like it, grab the "Pics to play with" and try creating your own version (see "Resources" section below). Maybe you have your own vision of this image - go ahead and make it real!

Visit my HDR Cookbook at farbspiel.wordpress.com to learn the techniques I used.

Resources
1. Final image on G+: [ http://bit.ly/qm8bMr ] (see what other people think about it)
2. Flickr photo page: [ http://flic.kr/p/ahLkid ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
3. "Pics to play with": [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-uG ]
4. Before-and-After page in my HDR Cookbook: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-uB ]
5. Many more B&A comparisons: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-oG ] (Want more of this? Take a look!)Photo: Before-and-After: The Alley (HDR) (Expand this post for some additional infos)

NEWS: Join The G+ HDR List at [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-pu ] (I will make the next update very soon).

This is the Before-and-After comparison of "The Alley". You will find a larger version of the image here on G+ at [ http://bit.ly/omNmex ] and on flickr at [ http://flic.kr/p/aiwmDD ].

As for my previous photo upload, I have also provided the source photos with this one. If you'd like to test your processing skills on them, go to [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-v4 ] and download them for free.

Don't forget to take a look at all the other versions created by the community thus far at [ http://bit.ly/oVdipN ]. It's very interesting to see what people are making of this. Join in if you feel like it.

Enjoy!

Resources
1. flickr photo page: [ http://flic.kr/p/aiwmDD ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
2. Before-and-After comparison page: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-v6 ]
3. Source images: [ http://wp.me/pZoHG-v4 ]
4. The place to showcase your results and view other peoples versions: [ http://bit.ly/oVdipN ].Photo: Before-and-After: Long Tail (HDR) (Expand for more infos)

What's new?
1. Take my photography poll on using your auto-focus [ http://bit.ly/nu37Ui ]
2. Join The HDR@G+ list at [ http://bit.ly/gphdrlist ]

About this Image
This is the Before-and-After comparison of the "Long Tail" shot I posted earlier today. You will find the image here on G+ at [ http://bit.ly/qunYLE ] and on flickr at [ http://bit.ly/fr-longtail ].

Some time ago, I used this image for an article on Integrating Topaz Adjust in your HDR Workflow on the Topaz Labs Pro Insight blog at [ http://bit.ly/tpl-hdr ]. Check it out if you're interested in the technique.

Resources
1. flickr photo page: [ http://bit.ly/fr-longtail ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
2. G+ post: [ http://bit.ly/qunYLE ]
3. Before-and-After comparison page: [ http://bit.ly/bna-longtail ]Photo: Before-and-After: The Refuge (HDR Panorama) ( Photo: http://bit.ly/gp-refuge )

What's new?
1. Read my new HDR Cookbook article: "The Secrets of Hand-held HDR Shooting": [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-handheld ]
2. Join the HDR@G+ list at [ http://bit.ly/gphdrlist ] (600+ members and growing!)

About this Image
This is the Before-and-After comparison of my latest image - "The Refuge". This is an HDR panorama composed of 25 shots. I have manually taken 5x5 exposure series, merged and tone-mapped them before I stitched the panorama and did the post-processing. If you want to learn more about the techniques I use, go to [ http://bit.ly/hdrcookbook ].


Resources
1. flickr photo page: [ http://bit.ly/fr-refuge ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
2. G+ post: [ http://bit.ly/gp-refuge ]
3. Before-and-After comparison page: [ http://bit.ly/bna-refuge ]Photo: The Library (HDR Vertorama) - Before-and-After ( photo: http://bit.ly/gp-library )

Here's the before-and-after of my latest HDR Vertorama image. The final image can be found on G+ ( http://bit.ly/gp-library ) and on flickr ( http://bit.ly/fr-library )

Background Story
Something I enjoy almost as much as creating images is to share the "secrets" involved in making them. I remember when I was starting, I was looking for inside information by established people on how they actually created a specific image - especially when it comes to HDR processing. So when I finally got a decent grip on the techniques, I decided that I would share as much information as possible about it.

Before-and-After - Explained
One thing that I have started a while back along these lines is a series of before-and-after illustrations of my work to show people the fundamental stages of an HDR image. The setup is simple and self-explaining: You see the images straight out of the camera, the result of HDR merging and tone-mapping, and finally the finished image after all the post-processing steps.

Resources
- flickr photo page: [ http://bit.ly/fr-library ]
- G+ photo post: [ http://bit.ly/gp-library ]
- Before-and-after page: [ http://bit.ly/bna-library ]
- Prints of any size: [ http://bit.ly/sm-lib ]
- A tutorial on creating HDR vertoramas: [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-vertohand ]
- My List of HDR before-and-after comparisons (largest collection on the web: [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-bna ]Photo: Rien ne va plus (HDR) - Before-and-After ( photo: http://bit.ly/gp-rien )

Here's the before-and-after comparison of the HDR image I posted yesterday.

For all the new people that have added me only recently: This is my way of giving you insight into the process of creating an HDR. On the top row, you see the images straight out of the camera. On the bottom left, you see the tone-mapped image, and on the bottom right you find the final image.

If you want more before-and-after comparisons, go to [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-bna ]. If you're interested in the specific post-processing workflow applied to this image, go to the flickr photo page at [ http://bit.ly/fr-rien ].

Enjoy!Photo: HDR Before-and-After: Baroque Oval (HDR Vertorama) ( photo: http://bit.ly/gp-oval )

This is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR vertorama I posted this morning. Go to [ http://bit.ly/gp-oval ] for more details.

Teaser: Do you own a Nikon D7000? Go to [ http://bit.ly/gas-d7000 ] and join our group. We'll share tips, tricks, and experiences.

CheersPhoto: HDR Before-and-After: Bode Museum ( http://bit.ly/bna-bode )

Here is the before-and-after comparison of the image I posted earlier today at [ http://bit.ly/gp-bode ]. You can also find the image at flickr here: [ http://bit.ly/fr-bode ].

Cheers and have a great weekend, everybody!

#hdr #photography #before_and_afterPhoto: HDR Before-and-After: St. Martin's Cathedral (HDR Vertorama) ( photo: http://bit.ly/gp-stmart )

This is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR vertorama I posted yesterday. It is an image composed on 4x3 source exposures that were merged into HDRs, tone-mapped and stitched together in Photoshop.

If you are interested in the techniques used for creating this image, take a look at the Resources section below.

Resources
1. Original image on G+: [ http://bit.ly/gp-stmart ]
2. Before-and-After page: [ http://bit.ly/bna-stmart ]
3. HDR Cookbook - Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots: [ http://bit.ly/n9em9A ]
4. HDR Cookbook - Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod: [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-vertotripod ]
5. HDR Cookbook – Creating HDR Panoramas and Vertoramas: [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-pano ]
6. Flickr photo page: [ http://bit.ly/fr-stmart ] (lots more behind-the-scenes information)
7. List of HDR before-and-after comparisons (largest collection on the web): [ http://bit.ly/hdrc-bna ]Photo: The Blue Room (HDR) - Before-and-After ( http://bit.ly/bna-blue )

This is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR I posted yesterday here: [ http://bit.ly/gp-blue ].

What's new?
Are you using Photomatix for your HDR work? Then you may want to join our new community. I have set up a Photomatix Users group at group/as. Take a look at [ http://bit.ly/gp-pmusr ] to see how you can register. I will collect all the people in this group in a circle and share it with the public later today or tomorrow. Make sure you are in the group by then!Photo: Is anybody using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5?

I have spent a very frustrating day trying to produce a making-of video with Adobe Premiere. My attempt to process HD screen captures ended in pixelated ugly-looking bullsh... In the end I went out of ideas, abandoning the attempt.

Are you an Adobe Premiere user? Maybe you have a tip for me.

Anyway, here's the before-and-after illustration of yesterday's upload. I hope you like it and that your day was/is better than mine.

Take care!Photo: Santorini Cathedral (HDR) - Before-and-After ( photo: http://bit.ly/gp-santorin )

This is the before-and-after comparison of my upload yesterday (http://bit.ly/gp-santorin). And it's not just an image. It's a 5-in-1 HDR feature. Check out the Resources section below and enjoy all the stuff that's in this.

Resources
1. View a larger version of this image on flickr: [ http://bit.ly/fr-santorin ]
2. View the before-and-after comparison to see the milestones in the evolution of this image: [ http://bit.ly/bna-santorin ]
3. Watch the making-of movie to see the detailed process of how this image was produced: [ http://bit.ly/mko-santorin ]
4. Download the source images and try it for yourself: [ http://bit.ly/ppw-santorin ]
5. Order prints of any size: [ http://bit.ly/smg-santorin ]

#hdr #beforeandafterPhoto: HDR Panorama - Before-and-After ( photo: bit.ly/gp-take )

This is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR Panorama I posted last Wednesday. On that occasion, I "only" had my 18-200mm lens with me. Which means that I had to take a lot of photos to create this. Overall, it consists of 30 single exposures (10 exposure series). These images where then merged into HDRs, tone-mapped, and the resulting images were stitched in Photoshop.

Quick Tip
If you want to something like this, you absolutely need a precisely adjusted panorama adapter that lets you rotate your camera around the no-parallax point. Otherwise, your stitching software will produce errors or give up entirely. Read my recipe at http://bit.ly/hdrc-vertotripod. This tuorial is tailored to Vertoramas, but it also applies to panoramas.

#hdr #panorama #beforeandafterPhoto: HDR Before-and-After: The Crab ( photo bit.ly/gp-crabbna )

Here is the before-and-after comparison of the image I posted yesterday. Notice the difference between the left and the right image in the upper row? In the middle exposure, some of the details in the sky and in the crab are lost due to the lack of dynamic range.

What else?
- Did you know that Live View can help you greatly in getting tack sharp images? Read more here: [ bit.ly/gp-focustip ]
- Still not on the HDR@G+ list? Well, then it's about time to join over 1000 HDR photographers at [ http://bit.ly/gphdrlist ]

Enjoy!Photo: Night HDR Before-and-After: Chain Bridge ( photo: bit.ly/gp-chain )

Want more details? Expand this post!

Hi everybody! I hope you had a great weekend. Some of you around the world are still enjoying their Sunday. Just in case you are looking for something to do. How about creating an HDR image? :-)

Just as a bit of an inspiration, here is an before-and-after comparison of a blue-hour HDR of the famous chain bridge in Budapest, Hungary. At the top, you see the source images straight out of the camera. On the lower left, you see the result of the tone-mapping and at the lower right you find the final image.

Details
- Go to [ bit.ly/fr-chain ] for a lot more behind-the-scenes information
- Go to [ bit.ly/gp-chain ] for the original photo here on G+
- Find the before-and-after page at [ bit.ly/bna-chain ]

Interested in learning about HDR post-processing? Take a look at [ bit.ly/hdrcookbook ].

Have fun!Photo: HDR Before-and-After: The Marble Hall

This is the before-and-after comparison of one of my most popular images. You will find the original photo at [ bit.ly/gp-fame ]. I needed a break from building my new website. So I thought, I'd just trow in this one here.

By the way: Does Your Photography Website Rock? 

Read more at [ bit.ly/gp-rock ] and join the discussion.

Enjoy!Photo: Are you looking forward to Christmas? 

Silly question! Of course, you are! I look forward to it a lot. Not because of the presents (they are not as important in our family) but because of the time I can spend with my folks.

I hope you are all getting through these last days before the holidays well.

About the image

HDR Before-andAfter: A Room with a View ( photo: bit.ly/gp-view )
Here is the before-and after of the "A Room with a View" image I posted a few days ago (bit.ly/gp-view). In the top row, you see the original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 3-shot autobracketing series with 0, -2 and +2 ev. On the left side on the bottom row, you see the result of merging those shots into a 32-bit HDR and subsequent tone-mapping using the detail enhancer option of Photomatix Pro 4.0. And finally, the right side of the bottom row shows the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS4.Photo: Happy new year!

I wish all of you a happy new year 2012. May all your dreams be fulfilled (or at least some of them). :-)

2011 has been an extraordinary year for me. I have found a new community in Google+ and all of you have been so supportive. Thanks a lot for that. I am really looking forward to seeing how Google+ will develop in the coming year.

See you in 2012.

About the Image
This is the before-and-after comparison of the HDR Vertorama I uploaded yesterday. You can find the original image at [ bit.ly/fp-mosque ] and the before-and-after page with more information at [ bit.ly/fpbna-mosque ].

Tutorials for creating similar images yourself can be found here:
1. Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots Hand-Held - [ bit.ly/fp-vertohand ]
2. Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod - [ bit.ly/fp-vertotripod ]
3. Stitching Panoramas and Vertoramas - [ bit.ly/fp-panos ]Photo: HDR Vertorama Before-and-After: Ceremonial Room 
[ bit.ly/bna-cerem ]

Here is the before-and-after comparison of my latest HDR Vertorama. This is a good example of how selective editing can enable you to bring all those details out. Go the link above to get all the details of the processing workflow. You should also visit the photo page and take a look at the Photomatix parameters and the Photoshop layers palette to get a better idea of the processing applied to this image.

What else?
I gave my website a little facelift yesterday. That's what Sundays are for, right? ;-) The initial design evolved into a lot of clutter. The goal of the new design is to give you a quick overview of what's hot and let you directly access the latest content. Check it out at [ farbspiel-photo.com ] and let me know how you like it.Photo: HDR Before-and-After: Izmir Harbor ( more infos at bit.ly/fp-izmirh )

Here is the Before-and-After comparison of the HDR image I posted yesterday (find the image post at bit.ly/gp-izmirh). It was created from 6 hand-held source exposures (-3ev to +2ev).

Follow Your Heart
In that post (bit.ly/gp-izmirh), I talked a bit about how artists sometimes tend to produce things to please their audience instead of following their heart. It almost happened to me on this image, but I did follow my heart. Thanks for all the nice affirmative comments I received on this and thanks to all of you for your continuous support.

Resources
If you'd like to know more about this image, how it was created and how you can create similar images too, take a look at these resources:
1. Photo page: [ bit.ly/fp-izmirh ]
2. Before-and-After page: [ bit.ly/fpbna-izmirh ]
3. Tutorial on hand-held HDRs: [ bit.ly/fp-hand ]
4. Tutorial on selective editing: [ bit.ly/fp-clarity ]
5. Tutorial on using Topaz Adjust: [ bit.ly/fp-tpzadj ]
6. Many more HDR tutorials: [ farbspiel-photo.com ]Photo: HDR Before and After: Closer to Heaven [ bit.ly/bna-closer ]

Here is the Before-and-After comparison of my latest HDR image (Closer to Heaven). This image was created from 8 manual exposures using Photomatix and Photoshop CS5.

If you go the photo page at [ bit.ly/fp-closer ] you will get much more information on the post-processing, including a few tips on blue-hour-HDR.

Enjoy!

#hdr #photography #tips #beforeandafter  Photo: Before-and-After: Light my Way (HDR Vertorama) [ bit.ly/ZPlHA9 ]

Here is the before and after of the HDR Vertorama I uploaded yesterday. This is good way of showing what post-processing brought to a particular image.

In this case, the final image was merged to HDR, tone-mapped and then stitched to create a Vertorama (vertical panorama). It was created from 12 individual photos. On the left, you see these 12 source photos and on the right you see the stitched image before and after the post-processing work.

Check out the final image and much more information about how it was created (including links to a bunch of tutorials) at  *[ bit.ly/ZPlHA9 ]*.

#photography   #hdr   #vertorama    #beforeandafter