HDR and Travel – A Perfect Match

Dec 11, 12 HDR and Travel – A Perfect Match

Posted by in Advice, General

Article Written by Jim Nix I am a big fan of both traveling and HDR photography and have found them to be a really good match.  That’s probably obvious to everyone reading this.  I mean, who doesn’t want to go somewhere and fire some brackets at something new?  But I think there is a bit more to it than that.  It runs...

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Using Portrait tools to improve your HDR photos

Nov 14, 12 Using Portrait tools to improve your HDR photos

Posted by in Articles, NIK Color Efex, Tutorials

I used some portrait tools on this HDR photo, and they really helped! The word portrait is rarely used in a sentence with the acronym HDR, unless it’s something like this: “Geez, HDR processing on a portrait makes him look like a coal-miner”.  To be clear: that is NOT a compliment, unless you actually ARE a coal-miner, in...

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Using Topaz Adjust to Finish Your HDRs

Oct 31, 12 Using Topaz Adjust to Finish Your HDRs

Posted by in Articles, Tutorials, Workflows/Tutorials

  Topaz Adjust is an incredible product.  It was the first photo plug-in software that I bought, going back to v3 several years ago.  They are now on v5 and over time the product has continued to mature nicely.  It has a lot of capability and I enjoy using it to enhance the look of my HDR photos. Recently I shared the photo...

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Using Tonal Contrast to Make Street Scenes “Pop”

Oct 08, 12 Using Tonal Contrast to Make Street Scenes “Pop”

Posted by in Articles, NIK Color Efex

(disclaimer: this HDR image is somewhat heavily processed, and is borderline surreal, and there’s nothing wrong with that) I am a huge fan of Color Efex Pro from Nik Software.  If you are not familiar with it, the high-level summary is that it is a collection of various filters which you can apply to any photo, and then within...

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5 Things I wish I knew when I started HDR

Sep 30, 12 5 Things I wish I knew when I started HDR

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1)      It’s about light, not color When you start with HDR, one of the first things you notice is that all of a sudden, you are getting some incredible colors and high saturation levels.  It can be inspiring and interesting, and in a lot of cases I’ve seen folks getting carried away with it (myself included!).  I’m a...

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