HDR Making-of: Santorini Cathedral (HDR)

Watch the HDR Making-of time-lapse movie of Santorini Cathedral (HDR). Follow how this image evolves through all the post-processing stages and stop at any position to inspect the parameter settings.

This video shows the entire post-processing work starting with the tone-mapping the HDR image all the way through to the finishing touches. Each major step is indicated by a subtitle.

View the final result and read more information on the post-processing work here: Santorini Cathedral (HDR)

Also take a look at the before-and-after comparison of this image.

…and Download the source images here to test your own skills.


  • 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 to watch it in HD. Important: You will have to switch the player to “1080p” 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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    • farbspiel
      farbspiel says:

      Hi Daniel,

      thanks! But that was not meant to depress you. Maybe you can take something with you for your own work. I hope so!

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  1. Catalin David
    Catalin David says:

    Incredible! I started with a DSLR and photography, but never really got into Photoshop. I see that taking a picture takes only a few snaps, post-processing seems to be the art that transforms a rough product into a diamond. Great work!

    • farbspiel
      farbspiel says:

      Hi Catalin,

      There are indeed a million things you can do in post-processing that will improve your images. Even very basic steps can really help. In fact, I think every professional photographer and most amateurs process their images today. Of course, you can do that to a varying degree. 😉


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