RC and crew went all out to shoot this one-of-a-kind photography course, showing off some of the newest, hottest, most sought-after HDR effects on the planet. He walks you through the entire process, step-by-step, from start to finish. You get it all—proper camera setup and necessary gear, composition techniques for capturing the perfect shots, and creating stunning HDR effects using Photoshop, Photomatix, and Lightroom.
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RC invites us to his location in Gary, Indiana at an abandoned church. He describes what he will be shooting, and why this is the perfect location.
RC will show what aspects make for a great HDR. He explains how to set your camera to capture the shots needed to make an HDR image.
Here RC demonstrates how to shoot a bracketed pano, which can later be used to make an HDR pano.
After shooting in vast areas of the church, we go into a narrow hallway and learn how to take advantage of seeing into different rooms that have different exposures.
RC chooses a spot with several different textures, colors and surfaces, to really boost detail and color.
RC processes the photos taken in the church in Lightroom, then Photomatix, and then makes some final tweeks in Photoshop.
Here RC will first tone map the images, then stitch them together to create an HDR pano.
RC makes his selections using bridge, instead of Lightroom.
RC shows you several techniques to sharpen areas you want to draw focus to.
Upon setting up his shot an unwanted visitor reminds us of how shooting on location in public can be a challenge. You have to be flexible and adapt quickly to your surroundings.
RC shows us how it’s possible to shoot HDR with a model.
RC demonstrates how to process HDR quickly under time restraints, with a model in your frame.
Another lovely model happens to be positioned in the perfect spot for HDR, making RCs shot an easy one.
Unsatisfied with the quality of the models the cameraman, Adam, refuses to continue the shoot, leaving RC and Steve to finish the class.
Steve, thinking Adam has the right idea, goes to look for his buddy so they can leave together, but learns Adam has found the wrong way out.
Steve returns to find RC with another local model as Steve tries to further convince him to leave.
In his attempt to meet up with Steve and leave, RC finds one more shot he has to take, and it ends up being his final HDR shot.
Rafael Concepcion (RC) is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne, and the co-host of Layers TV - The How To Podcast For Everything Adobe. An Adobe Certified Instructor in…