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The Making of 'The Church' - HDR Panorama

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In this video, you see the entire post-processing work from merging the source photos into HDR images, via the panorama stitching, all the way to the editing stage where I change quite a bit of the lighting in the original scene around to shape the image according to what I had in mind. All of this is shown as time-lapse, 5 x faster than real time.

The Church - 9-Exposure HDR Panorama

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This is an HDR panorama of the Church of the Redeemer in Toronto - created from 3 exposures series (3 shots each), merged, stitched and edited in Lightroom.

How to Create an HDR Panorama in Lightroom

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In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to use Lightroom to create one of the most complex types of images. We’re going to make an HDR panorama by merging and stitching 21 photos to get a single 180° image that has sufficient details in the highlights and shadows.

How to relight an image in Lightroom

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Sometimes when you post-process an image, you may notice that some more interesting lighting would have really improved the scene and made the photo more interesting. But, of course, now its too late as the photo has already been taken. Is it really? As I will show you in this video tutorial, there are some simple techniques that let you add lighting effects in Lightroom. We will be using the local adjustment tools to create splashes of light that look as if they where actually part of the scene when you created the original photograph.

How to create the perfect interior panorama

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Creating an interior panorama does not only require great precision when you shoot the source images - it also requires some advanced techniques for stitching and post-processing the final panorama image. The close proximity of the different elements in the interior to your lens and the geometry of most interiors reveal even small mistakes in this process. In this video tutorial, I will show you how to correct these mistakes by using powerful techniques for transforming and cropping your final image. You will learn how to create perfect interior panoramas - images that you can be proud of. The techniques will even work for single images.

The Golden Light

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This is a 3-shot panorama of the interior of Solitude Palace just outside of Stuttgart, Germany. The source photos were shot just after sunset which created this nice golden glow because the interior was lit only by the lamps that you see in the image. Some of the lighting effects were also added in Lightroom during the post-processing stage. I will publish a tutorial on this type of re-lighting soon.

How to shoot high-quality panorama images

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Panorama images have something intriguing. They give you a different view of the world around you - a view that does not resemble the way you see a scene with your own eyes or the way a single photograph depicts a scene. But creating a proper panorama is not easy. To avoid visible artifacts in the final image, you need some special equipment, and you need to set it up and use it purposefully. In this article, I am going to show you the right gear, the procedures for setting it up correctly and the techniques for shooting a high-quality panorama image.

HDR Vertoramas - Interior Photography at its Best!

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Have you ever tried to photograph a beautiful interior just to find that no matter how you approach it, your photos just don't capture the beauty and the overwhelming impression that you have while you are standing there? If there only was a silver bullet for solving that problem! Well, HDR Vertorama Photography might just be what you are looking for! Check out this eBook presentation to learn more.
Light my Way (HDR Vertorama)

Light my Way (HDR Vertorama)

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This is a 12-shot HDR Vertorama taken at the St. Micheal’s Cathedral in Toronto, Canada. See all the processing details and the before-and-after.
Ceremonial Room (HDR Vertorama)

Ceremonial Room (HDR Vertorama)

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The story of this photo This is a 12-shot HDR Vertorama…

HDR Before and After: New Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey (HDR Vertorama)

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This is the HDR before and after comparison of "New Mosque…
New Mosque (HDR Vertorama)

New Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey (HDR Vertorama)

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The story of this photo It has been quite a while…

14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography

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If you are a serious photographer, you are reflecting each and…
Take me to Istanbul (HDR Panorama)

Take me to Istanbul (HDR Panorama)

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The story of this photo Floating into the Bosporus…
The Refuge (HDR Panorama)

The Refuge (HDR Panorama)

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The story of this photo This is the church close to…