HDR Before and After - High Five

HDR Before and After: High Five

HDR Before and After - High Five

High Five (HDR) – Before-and-After comparison (click to enlarge, click with middle mouse button to open in new tab)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “High Five (HDR)“. In the top row, you see the six original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 6-shot semi-autobracketing series with -3, -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 ev. On the left side on the bottom row, you see the result of merging those shots into a 32-bit HDR and subsequent tone-mapping using the detail enhancer option of Photomatix Pro 4.1. And finally, the right side of the bottom row shows the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS5.

Watch the making of 'High Five (HDR)' - a 6-exposue HDR image


High Five (HDR)

Final image

View the final result and read more information on the post-processing work here: High Five (HDR). And you should not miss the Making-of time-lapse video in full HD.

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7 Comments on "HDR Before and After: High Five"

5 years 11 days ago

Thanks so much for doing this as a teaching tool. I am just beginning to pay attention to this sort of photography so this couldn’t have come along at a better time.
Handheld! Outstanding.

Maria Magdalena Sánchez Bedolla
5 years 11 days ago

Me gusta la fotografía y las nuevas tendencias a las que se tiene acceso con programas digitales para su modificación.

5 years 11 days ago

So, what I don’t get is how you can achieve the same positioning using the semi-bracketing hand-held. I can barely hold the camera still enough for three shots let alone having to hold it, drop the lens, reconfigure the camera and then reposition the lens again for three more shots.

Do you set and AF marker on a particular spot as a guide? Do you just let photomatix remove the Ghosting?

Love the work – the question is just a testament to your talent.

5 years 11 days ago

I am so impressed with your mastery of the HDR process. your work is inspirational and aspirational. Thx for taking the time to share.

5 years 10 days ago