To Let_Light Dynamics

Picture by paul_mack

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  • January 24, 2015
  • Sigma 10-20
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number 0,+1,+2,+3,+4,+5,+6
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes A Canon 70D was used.The new software for the Canon 70D model and up have an "exposure hold" function.This lets you lock exposure indefinitely until you physically turn it off and re expose.


24 Jan 17:03

This is my effort to try and create an HDR using a different approach to the normal -and + images...which just ends up wasting exposures.What I do is switch on "live mode" and using "spot meter",expose for the brighest part of the image and then lock exposure.I then fire off 7 shots at 1ev spacings starting at the "0" exposure(which becomes your darkest exposure) going up,ie 0 to +6.To me the most important aspect of an HDR is that it must not not have blown highlights..this is crucial and using this method guarantees protection against this.To control noise I run all the final TIFF files(not always all 7...depending on the lighting situation you might need less) through Topaz Denoise seperately...this will give you a nice clean image(always turn off any sharpening or deblurring enhancements within the denoise software though...this will actually enhance any stray noise...sharpening should be the final stage in the processing).The settings I use in Photomatix are(image dependant though)Tonemapping...detail enhancer,Strength 0,Colour Sat 50-70,Tone comp and Detail contr -10,Smooth highlights 100,White point,Black point 0,everything else 0.The reason for the low settings is that I enhance in Photoshop for contrast and detail(thats just me though,you might use Photomatix for this).Hope any of this helps :-)

24 Jan 17:09

...художественная ценность снимка сомнительна,но технически снимок на высоте 9

24 Jan 17:28

...и ещё один небольшой секрет - чем больше кадров,тем реалестичней снимок и шумов меньше ...у меня есть снимки по 15 кадров и более

24 Jan 17:31


24 Jan 18:07

Outstanding Post and Lesson for all here to learn. But it seems some think they already know it all....Thanks for sharing Paul.

24 Jan 20:20

Thanks for the description Paul. I always learn something from you. Thanks for sharing. On a side note, I don't see any noise

24 Jan 21:00


24 Jan 23:55

Perfect, super clean. Paul I'm not sure though how you can see the outside of the building so well with no negative exposures? Is the brightest part you lock on +6?

25 Jan 01:44

10 Welcome back Paul.

28 Jan 06:58


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