Further Thoughts on HDR

So I figured after posting about HDR and really not saying anything helpful, that I’d follow that up with some things that might be. At some point, I may actually post a walkthrough of how I work. If there was an interest in that. First of all, my tonemapping software of choice for the last year or so is Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro, up until then I was a Photomatix user. For a while I used Photomatix along side FDR Tools. I’d often work the same set of exposures in both, and I found that for some images, FDR was better, for others Photomatix was. I ended …

HDR Workflow? Ummm…

I’ve been asked a few times over the years about my HDR tonemapping workflow. A few years ago I met with a couple of fellow photographers who bought me dinner in exchange for showing them (at said dinner) how I would work a set of exposures with Photomatix. One of them brought a laptop and I processed a couple of his images at the table while he watched, and I tried to explain what I was doing. I’m not sure they got much useful, concrete procedure out of that meeting because I feel like there is only a skeleton of a process plus a …