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HDR Making-of: Into the Open

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.

Additional ressources

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)

Into the Open (HDR)


HDR Before and After - Into the Open

Pics to play with

Into the Open (HDR) - Pics to play with - download the source images and test your processing skills

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.
The New Making-of Format Explained - farbspiel-photo.com

Here is a quick explanation of the new making-of format and how to use the different elements you see in the video (click to enlareg the diagram).

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8 Comments on "HDR Making-of: Into the Open"

2 years 26 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful work, Klaus.

2 years 25 days ago

Hallo Klaus,

Wahnsinn, was Du für einen Auwand betreibst. Die Ergebnisse sind wirklich sehr beeindruckend.

Für mich bist Du einer der ganz Großen “HDR-ler” und stehst auf einer Stufe mit Leuten wie Trey Ratcliff, Rafael Concepcion und Rick Sammon.

Schön, dass es auch in Deutschland so jemanden gibt.

Meine Hochachtung.

Gruß Harry

Chris Axe
2 years 25 days ago

Klaus’s work is far more detailed then the names you mentioned.

Chris Axe

2 years 25 days ago

Hallo Klaus,

Ehre wem Ehre gebührt.

Ich finde nicht nur Deine Bilder klasse. Mir imponiert auch sehr Dein Weg, der zu solchen Bildern führt.

Dass Du stets Dein Bestes gibst, daran darf wirklich niemand zweifeln.

Auch ich habe schon viel von Dir lernen können.
Aber vergleichen kann ich mich nicht mit Dir. Das ist einfach eine andere Liga, was Du da machst.

Vielleicht bin ich ja in 10 / 15 Jahren auch so weit :-)

Gruß Harry

1 year 4 months ago

Thank u for shareing so much wonderful works.