Hi everyone, I want to thank Mira for allowing me to guest blog on her new place. Awesome blog Mira. I have had a camera in my hand since I was young enough to remember. All through elementary school, high school and college I can never remember NOT having a camera handy to capture a moment in time. Myself and my mother were the family photographers. It was not until recently did I consider post processing using an application on the computer. 100 % of my photography was “SOOC”, straight out of the camera. Almost three years ago I purchased Photoshop Elements. This purchase lead to Lightroom, Aperture 3 and finally Photoshop CS5. Which one do I use the most? All of them.
Last year I was featured on the cover of Photoshop Elements Techniques magazine. Most of my work is HDR or High Dynamic Range photography. I try to stay within the bounds of what I see and try to stay away from surreal images. I do not care for the overcooked or overdone HDR image. I always try to help the fellow photographer by posting my workflow. Take care everyone and happy shooting.
Image details: (My favorite time for HDR photography is very early morning or late evening)
Around 830 pm, the light is very low. The mill is lite up via a huge spot light to my left out of view.
Tripod used. Camera set to Av mode, three images taken by my Canon 7D.
Photomatix Pro 4.1
Photoshop Elements 9
Topaz Adjust 5 and Denoise.
Here is a sister image, taken same time of day just a different angle. Just a few feet adjustment I was able to add the colorful hanging baskets.
Shot with a Canon EOS 7D in Camera RAW with Tripod
Camera set to Av mode (Aperture Priority)
Selected 3 Raw Images from Adobe Bridge CS4 to Photomatix, three separate exposures -2/0/+2
Combined images in Photomatix
Imported Tiff image to PSE 8