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Sep 23, 2015 01:58 |  #1623

Njstacker- that's pro level work, magazine/add worthy.


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Sep 23, 2015 09:14 |  #1624

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17718418 (external link)
Njstacker- that's pro level work, magazine/add worthy.

that's a very much appreciated compliment. Thank you.


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Sep 27, 2015 22:32 |  #1625

Here's a rough cut at an interior image made form several HDR images - one 32bit image per light group, mixed in photoshop and then tone mapped in Float32 and finished in PS.

Also attached is a comp of thumbnails of tone mapped images for each light group.

To mix lights and make them add correctly, you need to work in 32bit land, and set the blend mode of each light group layer to Linear Dodge (Add). Once you dial in the light levels (if you want to change them you can use the Exposure adjustment layer to "dim" each layer individually), you can tone map the entire composite. I shot at night and left the camera set up and took the daylight shot the following morning. I can mix any lights together, and I can correct the light color on a per light basis for the comp.

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Sep 28, 2015 10:02 as a reply to  @ kirkt's post |  #1626

Interesting... Great stuff...




  
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Sep 28, 2015 15:08 |  #1627

kirkt wrote in post #17724258 (external link)
Here's a rough cut at an interior image made form several HDR images - one 32bit image per light group, mixed in photoshop and then tone mapped in Float32 and finished in PS.

Also attached is a comp of thumbnails of tone mapped images for each light group.

To mix lights and make them add correctly, you need to work in 32bit land, and set the blend mode of each light group layer to Linear Dodge (Add). Once you dial in the light levels (if you want to change them you can use the Exposure adjustment layer to "dim" each layer individually), you can tone map the entire composite. I shot at night and left the camera set up and took the daylight shot the following morning. I can mix any lights together, and I can correct the light color on a per light basis for the comp.

Very nice work. Really like the blending. I always have a hard time blending around harsh/sharp transitions.


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Sep 29, 2015 07:39 |  #1628

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Very nice work. Really like the blending. I always have a hard time blending around harsh/sharp transitions.

That's just the point. There is no "blending" with masks, etc. needed. When you work in 32bit with true HDR image data, all you have to do is add each image together with the "Linear Dodge (Add)" blend mode for each layer. When you use linear HDR data, you can literally add the images together to get a physically correct result. Once you add all of your data together, you flatten it into a composite 32bit image and then tone map it, etc.

This is the similar approach used in CG compositing, where an artist will render a scene into individual "passes" for the diffuse, specular, reflection, refraction, shadow etc. aspects of the scene in 32bit and then composite them in 32bit (you can simply add and multiply, etc) and then tone map to final LDR.

For the above data set, I can turn lights on and off simply by turning the visibility of layers on and off. I can "dim" a light by adding a clipped exposure adjustment layer to a specific light layer, and I can color correct a light source with a Photo Filter. These tools are all available in Photoshop in 32bit mode.

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Sep 29, 2015 08:00 |  #1629

Here is a quick example of how modifying the lighting effects the scene. Three light groups (recessed cans in ceiling, pendant lights and hood lights). A green filter was placed on the hood lighting. The three layers were added and the resulting document was converted to 16bit, with the Photoshop default Local Adaptation settings.

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Sep 29, 2015 08:05 |  #1630

And with the recessed lighting dimmed 4 stops.

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Sep 29, 2015 18:26 |  #1631

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Sep 30, 2015 20:54 |  #1632

Nippy at 5400 feet standing in the rain, 5 shot exp blend, could never get the clouds to suit in Raya Pro, was much darker than it appears-really pushed in post-


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Oct 08, 2015 12:27 |  #1633

Here are a few that I've done with the new Lightroom merge to HDR. I am really happy with Lightroom's HDR. Exactly what I was looking for.

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Oct 08, 2015 12:31 |  #1634

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Oct 08, 2015 12:55 |  #1635

-MountainDog- wrote in post #17737781 (external link)
Here are a few that I've done with the new Lightroom merge to HDR. I am really happy with Lightroom's HDR. Exactly what I was looking for.

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These look really good and I especially like the #1. I do think that the highlights are a bit too high though.


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