How to Create an HDR Image in Lightroom

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in lightroom, Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

What is HDR? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This means that there are more highlights and more shadows that stretch beyond the normal range of a camera. Typically, either the bright parts of an image will be exposed or the dark parts of the image will be exposed. Creating a High Dynamic Range Image allows for the full potential of each end of the spectrum. When shooting for an HDR photograph, be sure to use a tripod and not bump your camera at all. You will want to bracket for each exposure that you will later combine, while keeping your camera in the exact same place. This allows for seamless merging later on in Lightroom. Creating the Photo First, make sure that your version of Lightoom has been updated (If you have the Creative Cloud). HDR in Lightroom is a new feature of CC 2015. Next, load your images into Lightroom. Then, Shift click on all of your exposures. Right click and go to Photo Merge – HDR. It will take a moment for the next window to come up. When it loads, check Auto Align (this makes sure that all of your photos are in the exact same place and will eliminate movement) and Auto Tone (Brings in information from both the highlights and the shadows). You are also able to choose the amount of “Deghosting” to apply to your image. An example of ghosting would be cars passing by while you were shooting, or a person walking in front of the camera. If you have a lot of that going on in your images, it would be best to select Medium or High Deghosting. If you don’t have any at all, there is no need for it and you can select “None.” When you are satisfied with how your HDR image is looking, click Merge. The big advantage that Lightroom has over Photoshop for creating HDR images is that it creates a new RAW file. This allows you to go in and edit the photo as you normally would, but with a huge dynamic range!! After pressing Merge, you will be left with a single RAW file in .dng form. From here, you can go to the Develop module and edit your image. For this specific image, we adjust the exposure, clarity, vibrance, as well as the black and white points. To change those points, hold the Shift key and double click on the words “Whites” and “Blacks.” You can always go back and edit these as well, so don’t worry that it is a permanent edit! That’s it! If you would prefer to edit your photo in Photoshop as opposed to Lightroom, feel free to do so. Just make sure to complete the first steps of actually merging the HDR image in Lightroom, because the RAW image that it produces can be very useful! ———————————————————————————————-...

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How to Make a Panorama in Lightroom

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in landscape, lightroom, Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

In today’s episode, we show you how to make a panorama in Lightroom. Adobe just recently announced it’s update to the software and one of the main attractions was it’s ability to create Panoramas while in Lightroom. If you already have the creative cloud subscription, just go to your Creative Cloud icon in the top right hand corner and click update on your Lightroom program. So what is a Panorama? A Panorama is when you put multiple photos together to create one wide (Panoramic) view. Panoramas are very commonly used in landscape photography. A few years ago, there wasn’t much software that would allow you to do Panoramas besides Photoshop and other smaller programs. That has all changed in the past couple years. Now even an iPhone can take a Panorama photograph. Panoramas in Lightroom Now you’ll be able to create a Panorama in Lightroom! This means you’ll be able to take high quality images from your camera and edit them into one high quality image in Lightroom. Today we’ll show you how to import the images into Lightroom. Then we’ll go over how to merge the photos using the Panorama option. Lightroom will then take a second to auto-project your selection. You are given different options for your Panorama. After choosing between Spherical, Cylindrical and Perspective, you can click on auto-crop and you’re good to go. Now the file is a .dng which enables you to edit it right there in Lightroom. ——————————————————————————————— Thanks for watching Phlearn! If you enjoyed this video be sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss a thing! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/LBIEQU For more advanced Photoshop Tutorials be sure to check out our Phlearn PRO Tutorials. We offer the best Photoshop tutorials available starting at just $24.99. http://phlearn.com/product-category/pro-photoshop-tutorials ———————————————————————————————- Stock Images provided by: http://us.fotolia.com/ Share...

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Advanced Photoshop For Photographers (Course Trailer)

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

Here is the trailer for our latest photographer’s course. (Learn More: http://bit.ly/advanced-photoshop) I’ve teamed up with Viktor Fejes, a young and talented professional retoucher, to produce a 6hr long Advanced Photoshop for Photographers Course. Learn more about Viktor, this course and interact with detailed “Before and After” images on my blog page: http://bit.ly/advanced-photoshop Enjoy 🙂 Share...

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Advanced Photoshop For Photographers (Course Trailer)

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

Here is the trailer for our latest photographer’s course. (Learn More: http://bit.ly/advanced-photoshop) I’ve teamed up with Viktor Fejes, a young and talented professional retoucher, to produce a 6hr long Advanced Photoshop for Photographers Course. Learn more about Viktor, this course and interact with detailed “Before and After” images on my blog page: http://bit.ly/advanced-photoshop Enjoy 🙂 Share...

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Nikon D7200 vs Canon 7D Mark II vs 70D Shootout

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in canon, nikon, Photography Tips, Video Gallery

We take a look at the new Nikon D7200 (http://bit.ly/D7200-DSLR) and compare its performance to the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (http://bit.ly/7D-Mark-II) and 70D (http://bit.ly/EOS-70D) by doing a bit of focus fragging! Watch the video to find out which DSLR performs the best. Pricing Reference:Nikon D7200: http://www.digitalrev.com/product/nikon-d7200-dslr-camera-body/MTEwNDA4Ng_A_A Canon EOS 7D Mark II: http://www.digitalrev.com/product/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/MTEwMzc3NQ_A_A Canon EOS 70D: http://www.digitalrev.com/product/canon-eos-70d-digital-camera/MTAwMjc2MQ_A_A Connect with us:==================================Facebook: http://facebook.com/digitalrevTwitter: http://twitter.com/digitalrevGoogle+: http://google.com/+digitalrevInstagram: http://instagram.com/digitalrevFlickr: http://flickr.com/digitalrevDigitalRev: http://digitalrev.com/digitalrev Have a question for the DRTV crew?==================================Follow us on http://twitter.com/digitalrevtv, andtweet #askDRTV Join DigitalRev Social and share your photos:==================================http://digitalrev.com/signuphttp://digitalrev.com/discover Shop DigitalRev Online Store:==================================http://digitalrev.com/shop Share...

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Crazy Colors Contest Winners

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Photography Tips, photoshop, Video Gallery

Join us in today’s contest episode as we review our Crazy Color Contest Winners! After over 1,500 entries and a grueling selection process, these are the 14 incredible images our team has chosen as winners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these beauties! And keep an eye our for our next contest announcement and the chance to win more prizes! Thank you so much to the friends of Phlearn who contributed to this contest: http://us.fotolia.com/http://www.thinktankphoto.com/http://www.expoimaging.com/http://www.phaseone.com/ ———————————————————————————————- Thanks for watching Phlearn! If you enjoyed this video be sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss a thing! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/LBIEQU For more advanced Photoshop Tutorials be sure to check out our Phlearn PRO Tutorials. We offer the best Photoshop tutorials available starting at just $24.99. http://phlearn.com/product-category/pro-photoshop-tutorials ———————————————————————————————- Stock Images provided by: http://us.fotolia.com/ Share...

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