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 Macphun Aurora HDR 2017. 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

Watch the Tutorial: