How to blend images using the HDR technique

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Some of you will recognize this wonderful photograph that has been featured in a couple of the popular iphoneography websites. In this quick, step-by-step tutorial, Aaron introduces us to the benefits of the HDR technique which can really add the WOW factor to an already stunning image. This is a technique that seems to work particularly well with early morning or late afternoon light.

 

1. Here’s the original photograph.

2. Use Photoshop Express to overexpose the image, then Save. (below, left)

3. Use Photoshop Express to underexpose the image, then Save. (below, right)4. Combine above images by using library mode in ProHDR

5. Final adjustments made in ProHDR

Final result:

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