This is the Making-of video for ‘Into the Open (HDR)‘. Watch how this image evolves through all the post-processing stages and stop at any position to inspect the parameter settings (see remarks below). This video shows the entire post-processing work starting with the pre-processing of the source photos all the way through to the finishing touches. Each major step is indicated by a subtitle. Watch it in full HD mode (1080p) full-screen and pause at any point to inspect the parameters I choose for the different tools involved in the post-processing.
View the final result and read more information on the post-processing work here: ‘Into the Open (HDR)‘. Take a look at the before-and-after comparison of this image, and download the source images to try for yourself and test your post-processing skills.
|Into the Open (HDR)||Before-and-after comparison||Pics-to-play-with feature|
The normal-speed video tutorial
In the Hands-on Photo Tip below, you will learn how to apply the tone mapping technique used for this image.
Tips for watching the making-of video
This video is available in HD (1080p). Click the “YouTube” button to the lower right of the player above to go to the original video on YouTube. You will have to switch the player to “1080p” (click on the gear wheel) to watch the HD version!
- In HD mode, you can stop at any position and see the exact parameter setting I applied. Use the knob on the time bar to move forward and backward as the video is paused.
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