• Wednesday , 13 December 2017

HDR Photography Tutorial from Dali, China using HDR Efex Pro from Nik Collection

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About the Video

I get a lot of requests for hdr photography tutorials, so this one will be my first of the sort. I did this hdr photo from Dali, China using a program called HDR Efex Pro. In this tutorial, I take you out into the field and show you how I make an HDR photo from start to finish using the Nik Collection software.
Of course, it starts with a cool scene and the right light. Too often, people use HDR photography as a way around bad light, or to shoot in the middle of the day. For me, you still need to be shooting hdr pictures in the golden hour. I went out to the old town of Dali, China to do my image. I struggled a bit, to be honest. There were a lot of tourists out in Dali, and the Chinese have no problems ruining your photos by standing directly in front of you as you shoot.
Anyways, I ended up getting my shots. I did a series of 5 images 2 underexposed, 2 over exposed, and one right on the money. You can shoot an HDR image with just 1 exposure, if you’re shooting RAW, but it’s best to shoot between 3-7 exposures for the best results.
Once you get your images back home, you’ll want to import the RAW photos to Lightroom, or directly into HDR Efex Pro if you’d like. You’ll need to export the images to HDR Efex Pro by selecting all the images from the hdr series and then right clicking and choosing “export to hdr efex pro”.
Then, you’ll be in the dashboard, and the video explains the editing process from there. I’ll also give a quick explanation as to what is hdr photography.
Anyways, that’s it for this tutorial, if you have any requests for photography tutorials to fit into this series, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

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2 Comments

  1. ymhktravel
    September 7, 2017 at 18:45

    Chinese people in China are rather strange. They look and stare at you taking foto not because you are taking foto, but it's because you are caucasian. It's as if they have never seen a caucasian in their entire life. But outside of mainland China, in HK/Macau, and country like Singapore, and to some extent Taiwan, you will be very much "ignored". So it depends, do u want to feel like a superstar (and they are the paparazzi) or just another bloke on the streets, say in S'pore or HK? 🙂

  2. Brendan van Son
    September 7, 2017 at 18:45

    From the field to the digital darkroom, watch how I shoot and edit this #HDR  shot from Dali, China using HDR Efex Pro from Nik Collection: HDR Photography Tutorial from Dali, China using HDR Efex Pro from Nik Collection 

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