HDR (high dynamic range) photography refers to creating two or more bracketed shots of varying exposures, and then blending those image together in post-processing to reveal a wider range of tones in one photograph. It’s a technique that some photographers “love to hate”, partially because it is almost too easy to go overboard with the styling. However with my photographs I prefer a much more natural look, and so I put together a tutorial demonstrating how to process a realistic landscape HDR photo using Adobe Lightroom and Skylum Aurora HDR.
Some of the techniques demonstrated in this video include:
- Using the Aurora HDR Lightroom plugin to merge bracketed images
- Workspace tips
- Luminosity masking
- Adjustment layers and blending modes
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