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Use Lightroom HDR merge for quick HDR workflow

Use Lightroom HDR mergeFor scenes like sunrises, it can be tricky to capture the full tonal range from the deepest shadows to the brightest highlights within one shot. That’s why many photographers take a series of bracketed shots to capture the full tonal range. Bracketed shots are essentially taking a normal exposed, an underexposed and an overexposed shot of the same scene and composition. Later in post-production, you can combine these bracketed photos into a single photo with a high-dynamic-range (HDR). There’s a bracket function on most modern DSLR cameras that automates capturing 3, 5 or more bracketed shots with different exposure settings.

Use External Plugins or Lightroom HDR merge?

There are different ways you can process the bracketed shots in post-processing. You can use external plugins from Lightroom that will combine the shots into an HDR file, like Nik […]

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Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD – Short Review

This 90mm adds on to Tamron’s building reputation as a quality lens manufacturer. This macro lens is very versatile and has a perfect focal length for portrait photography as well as macro photography. The autofocus is quiet, fast and accurate. In low light, the autofocus hunts occasionally, but not to a degree that’s annoying. I love the vibration compensation (VC), which means that you can hand hold it in many situations that with otherwise require that you put it on a tripod. […]

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30 Quick Photography Tips That Will Improve Your Photos

30 Quick Photography Tips

Here are 30 quick photography tips to help you improve your photography skills. These photography tips are a summary of the 30 days of photo tips, that I ran on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. I have kept them all very short and therefore easier to grasp and remember.

Let’s get to it:

#1: Look for a background with contrast to make your subject ‘pop’. A bright subject will look better against a dark background.

#2: For a postcard-like photo of a monument avoid the crowds of normal hours and go at sunrise when the lights are better too.

#3: In bright snow, try to add +1 or +2 stops of exposure compensation to get the snow white instead of gray. Use the +/- button to change the exposure compensation.

#4: Get used to […]

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