Joel Grimes: HDR Backgrounds That Rock
Version 3 is now here! Joel has put together an updated video tutorial that takes you, step by step through the exact process he uses to create his 32 bit HDR Backgrounds. Follow him as he demonstrates the camera operations, and then as he goes through processing an HDR in Adobe’s new Bridge/Raw Converter 9.0. The results are a true 32 bit file that can now be saved as a DNG Raw file. Can this be true? Yes, this is a huge leap in the evolution of HDR! Super clean tonal transitions, superb colors, with detail in the shadows and highlights. Joel then shows how you can now take those new HDR/DNG raw files, to create stitched panos and still save the image as a DNG raw file. Wow!
This 45 minute video also covers the techniques he uses to get more mega pixels out of his camera by using both Stitching and the use of Tilt Shift lenses.
Keep in mind that there are hundreds of ways to achieve any given post processing technique and that this video covers how Joel works in Photoshop to achieve the gritty edgy look used in his images and assumes the viewer has some basic knowledge of Photoshop. The objective of this video is to give you a creative tool to fulfill your vision as an artist and as with any process there are creative decisions that only you can make. This video is recorded on a Mac using Photoshop CS4.
45 minute video that reveals how Joel Grimes captures his HDR backgrounds in the field and processes them in Photomatix. This video covers the process from start to finish. Joel also reveals the Post Edgy Techniques used in all his images.