TheReal7 wrote in post #13781623
The color shifts happen because HDR programs don't process images based on a definitive reference but rather based on the readings of the the batch of images. Since the data from batch to batch will always be different you get varied results. The more you push the HDR program the great the variations. How you shoot plays a big part too. I've shot countless HDRs, not only real estate, that my shooting is very consistent and helps reduce the amount of variation from HDR to HDR. This allows me to batch process and use many presets to drastically reduce image processing time.
If you get consistent you can make many types of action scripts in photoshop. For instance, the HDR + Flash and dup flash layer technique is one click for me once I have the HDR and flash exposure opened in PS. Then a few tweaks and save.
The power of action scripts and presets are unlimited. Don't over look them!
Action scripts keep me sane!!!
Until I learned how to create and use them I spend so much time in PS. Now, I can open dozens of photos from the day, and do a batch process that applies my standard edits, saves, and closes each one. I open the batch, click the Action, then work on something else. It makes life so much easier.
Just like Scott, I have different Actions for different things. I have one for interior shots, one for exterior shots, one for this and one for that. It really saves time once you get a consistent workflow in place.
Also, just like Scott, I have found that when I shoot my HDR in a consistent manner I get consistent results. I do not vary from my method very much. The results allow me to spend less time 'fixing' things.
The more you shoot HDR the more you will realize what the results will be before you even push the shutter button based on what you are shooting, the light, the DR, etc. It takes time to get there but it will happen with enough practice.