I was recently testing PS 4 “Merge to HDR Pro”. I had some hand held exposures – 3 shots in a raw. Unfortunately I always feel that my body shakes a little after two shots taken, third one is always delayed one second, I think either by memory card speed, or it is how it is with EOS 450d.
My worries has been confirmed when looking at the outcome. But let’s start from beginning. To start working with HDR you need to open CS 4 and open File menu.
Select all exposures in JPG files (choosing RAW works as well, but all tutorials say – convert to JPG first, without any touch ups)
This is out of the box look of my merged photos. It looks washed out and pale. Now when the fun really begins, But this post will not give you any instructions on how to move sliders to achieve surreal but nice HDR effect (not overdone) that we all adore but we are afraid to admit it. I basically have no idea about it so far.
I thought I will sort this out, but if you look closer – you know that this is not going to work…
My tree has split personality!!!!
So this is definitely not going to be one of those outstanding photos unless hours of work involved which is not worth a hassle – photo is not that good anyway. Better idea is to carry Tripod.