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I truly believe that everyone can create beautiful photographs in regardless of the camera you use.
For me, photography is a two step process: Capturing the moment and recreating the scene. We often focus on the first part without giving the same amount of effort in post-processing.
I created this site to share my workflow and post-processing methods, particularly in creating natural high dynamic range (HDR) image. Whether you are a newbie starting out in photography, or an amateur searching the web to improve your skills, I believe I have something to share with you.
Information can be overwhelming. This is why I've created this page to help you find your way.
What Is Post-Processing
It simply means image editing.
There is no standard definition for it. For me, it's the process of transforming images captured by the camera to reflect what you actually saw in the first place.
What Is An HDR Image?
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It's an image that has a higher range of brightness and darkness (also known as dynamic range) created by combining images of different exposures together. The image below shows a HDR image before and after post-processing.
How To Create HDR?
There are 2 main techniques. You can combine different exposures together with an HDR software or with digital exposure blending.
An HDR software can be used as a standalone or as a plugin in editing software like Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. Exposure blending involves merging different exposures together manually. Each has pros and cons of its own and you can use either way to create HDR image.
What Is The Difference?
An HDR software automates the process of combining different exposures. It's quicker but over processing may cause the image to look unnatural.
In exposure blending, you combine multiple exposures manually in software such as Adobe Photoshop. This method is more versatile but can be time-consuming.
Any Other Ways To Post-Process An Image?
There are plenty and HDR is just one way of doing it. Here's an example of how a RAW image is transformed without the use of HDR technique.
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