[nikonf4] Re: faux HDR steps

  • From: Mark Stein <mjstein63@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:41:30 -0400

I think of it as the crap polishing filter in photoshop. It can take a nothing photo and turn it into something eyecatching.

Lately, when wandering, I find myself occasionally stopping to shoot totally boring photos (only thing that works in real life is composition) with the intention of running the images through the process... sometimes it works, some times it doesn't.

At 08:33 AM 11/2/2010 -0700, you wrote:
Thanks; I'll try it. I agree with Frank that hyper color isn't a good overall technique, but when it works, it works. That image seemed to beg for it.

From: Mark Stein <mjstein63@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tue, November 2, 2010 11:19:21 AM
Subject: [nikonf4] faux HDR steps

That's faux HDR (or at least that's what I call it).

Open the image in bridge. Adjust the exposure. Take the Fill, and Recovery sliders all the way to the right.... Slide black close to (or all the way) right. Add in as much brightness as you like (also maybe lowering exposure). For the kicker, add clarity and vibrance.

Finally, open in photoshop and finish with adjustments to curves or levels.

At 08:36 PM 11/1/2010 -0700, you wrote:
I like them all, and especially 1565 and both "wheels". What PS technique is that on 1565? That's a great visual treatment.

From: Mark Stein <mjstein63@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, November 1, 2010 5:58:06 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] This weekend...

Managed to get out and shoot... was hoping for more halloweenish stuff, but this will have to do...

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