All right, so this next tutorial is how to stitch or overlay a HDR photo so quickly an HDR photo is one where you take multiple exposures of the same exact frame, it can be slightly off, it's best if you're using a tripod, here's an example and the purpose of doing this is so that you can have a general good exposure throughout your entire frame. So here I overexposed this photo so that we can get all the detail of the rock. This one I slightly underexposed to get more detail of the highlights and the sky and of the trees in the background. Now, because this is a raw photo, it doesn't really make that much sense or it doesn't really matter because we still have this detail if it was a more contrast e situation where things were completely in the shadows and things were completely overblown and then we had two or even three or more photos at each exposure, it can create a very even exposed photo so similar to a panorama, select the photos you want to overlay or add and merge together as...
an HDR right click. Go to photo merge and choose HDR Again, it's going to build this preview. You have options for it to auto align and to automatically adjust the settings. You can do this kind of manually but I don't know why you would want to actually have to align it yourself unless there's an issue in it and if there's an issue you can actually go ahead and make minor adjustments yourself and then lastly that you have this d ghost amount, so depending on if your frame is slightly off it's going to try to blend the photos together and sometimes if you have multiple layers and it's trying to blend together, you get a little ghosting or where you see some image, parts of the image sort of slightly opaque over the other one. You have these settings right here, that will basically have lightroom, try to remove that sort of ghosting effect. So if you want you can play around with that ideally or usually it's going to just look good by itself and all the auto settings will work and then you just click merge and then it's going to build the HDR photo just like before and then we can go ahead and take that photo and do all of our basic edits to it as well. Alright, so here on the right hand side you have the HDR version, you see that the overall exposure is a little bit better, you have more detail, you do get a little bit more of that clarity and that contrast something you usually get with HDRR