June 29, 2008

HDR Tutorial, Step 1, Photomatix settings

I have promised to create a short tutorial on how I process my images. I usually process landscape photos, but I couldn't find any nice ones on my disk (and I'm currently too lazy to go out). I decided to process a shot that I took in Peru, close to Machu Picchu. The outcome isn't the best, but I process almost all my shots in the same way.

Step 1, tone mapping the 3 exposures. (You can also use one exposure if it's sunny outside)

This is the settings that I usuall use. Note that the outcome usually have too bright colors, especially green and red colors tend to be too bright. We will fix that later in Photoshop.

Next step

1 comment:

Luke Rice said...

What do you usually put for light smoothing and shadow smoothing?