This superb tutorial from Sea2Summit Workshops will show you how to double process a single RAW file in order extend its dynamic range. The beauty of this is that most of the processing is done in ACR, so we are utilizing that wonderful depth of information that a RAW file can give us.
As beginners to luminosity masks, there are a number of challenges we face in understanding their application. LMs are a wonderful tool for any landscape or cityscape photographer, but one of the most common questions I'm asked by newcomers to LMs is, 'why can't I paint inside the mask selection?' It is easy to understand [...]
Capturing the scene correctly in-camera is certainly the most important step in any photography workflow - a Digital Blending workflow is no different. No amount of post-processing can save a mood-less, blurry scene. It is important that we understand the incredible machine that is our camera, so that we can truly do justice to the [...]
On Shutter...Evolve I've had the pleasure of writing tutorials on 3 different exposure blending methods, The Rapid Blend If Technique, Gradient Masking, and of course, the Daddy of them all, Luminosity Masks. However, another superb way of blending exposures is through using the Apply Image function in Photoshop. We can use Apply Image to create [...]
Please note, you can download my free luminosity mask actions (and other great actions) that will create the same masks that you see here. You will also receive, once a week, an email from me with free tutorials and articles that I find around the web that I think will help you take your images [...]
How many exposures to take, and the EV difference between exposures is one of the first things people consider when they begin their journey into digital blending. Getting it right in-camera is an absolute must. Otherwise, you may return home with a set of exposures that won't give you the options needed to create a [...]