HDR Tutorial - Advanced

I was hoping to put this tutorial up a while ago, but never got the chance to complete it until now. I received a lot of requests from people who wanted to know the workflow on the Times Square image(below). It’s fairly similar to my previous tutorial (the first few stages relating to the camera setup and Photomatix processing are pretty much the same), although this one concentrates more on the post processing in Adobe Photoshop.


If anyone wants to practice with the original images, let me know and I’ll upload them. You can see my original HDR tutorial here.


* You can enlarge any of the screenshots below, by clicking on the image which will take you through to the larger image.


The tutorial can also be found over on my blog blog.sandmania.co.uk.

  • Priyesh Ranjan 6y

    F a n t a s t i c
  • Anthony 6y

    wow!!!! useful, thanks!
  • Ben Parry 6y

    nice very interesting
  • Shannon Frost 6y

    Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for helping us improve our photo, post processing skills.
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  • Jason Hoover 6y

    Really great tutorial, but I'm glad you also stated at the end that this is just one process you used for one image. The reality is that to process HDR images, you really need to take every element (foreground, midtones, highlights) in your particular scene into account. If it was as easy as just pushing a button well, that "easy button" would have been invented long ago. But this tutorial is very comprehensive and will definitely help many get off the ground with processing HDRs. Thank you for sharing!
  • muzikfreakah 6y

    Awesome man! Will try this asap! Thanks!
  • Daniel Hiemann 6y

    Such a great tutorial and easy to follow, step by step. I hope i can achieve samekind of awesome pictures in future as this tutorials picture is.
  • Paul Grand 6y

    great tut!
  • matteo77 6y

    superb work!
  • Dodo 6y

    Your photo is excellent!

    You are the winner!
  • christabel's artworks 5y

    Thanks so much. I'm just beginning and this is a pearl of wisdom for the future :-)
  • nigeldalton 5y

    Just seen this tutorial - thanks for a great in depth look at your process
  • daniel bassett 5y

    This is amazing. People like you who spend your time and effort should recieve medals!!!

  • Luís C 5y

    Thanks for the tutorial. With training how long does it take to reach the end result?
  • Pedro Szekely 5y

    Very nice tutorial.
  • Aurum Light Studio 5y

    Thank you for your work, I am digging that tutorial now :-)
  • Bell Sánchez 5y

    Excelente tutorial!!
  • Jose Gonzalez 4y

    I always learn something from you very few photographers are as generous with information as you are people like me who are learning really appreciate these lessons... Thanks!!!!
  • sj liew 3y

    Great help thanks
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