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The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography by Harold Davis

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Automated HDR

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I was visiting New York City with my camera and I had a meeting in the morning with a client who has asked to see what I was shooting. Since I didn’t have enough time to create hand layers and masks, I simply ran a bracketed sequence shot in New York’s Central Park through Photomatix before processing the image further in Photoshop.

18mm, six images shot at shutter speeds ranging from 1/2 of a second to 1/320 of a second, each image shot at f/13 and ISO 200, tripod mounted; images combined using Photomatix and Photoshop.

Sometimes a multi-shot sequence shot for HDR involves more compositional complexity than can easily be blended ...

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