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Making and Editing Natural Looking HDR Images: Lightroom CC

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Organizing HDR And Panorama

Jared Platt

Making and Editing Natural Looking HDR Images: Lightroom CC

Jared Platt

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Lesson Info

9. Organizing HDR And Panorama


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1 Class Introduction Duration:03:34
3 HDR Settings on Your Camera Duration:09:41
5 Adjusting Your HDR Image Duration:16:54
6 Creating a Raw Panorama Duration:12:43
7 HDR Exposure Tips Duration:11:14
8 Making a Portrait in HDR Duration:08:19
9 Organizing HDR And Panorama Duration:02:13

Lesson Info

Organizing HDR And Panorama

the last thing that needs to happen. Once you've done your HDR, you need to clean it up because we don't want to show all of these shots if we're Onley using that one. So what we do is we highlight all of the panels or HD ours and then we go to the one that is our favorite. If it was here, we would choose this one. But I choose this one and then I hit command G, and that puts them in a group or stacks them. And then it's closed. So the same thing's true up here for my HD ours here. I simply go until I find the HDR that I that I've made. I highlight that HDR and then I grab all of the others that were involved and I click on the HDR and hit command G. And now it is closed and I do that to everything so that all of the original files air underneath the final HDR. And if you collapse all of those and you can do that by going to the library and saying our photo stacking and then say collapse all stacks, so it will immediately take any stack that's open and collapse. Um, and the only thing ...

you'll see is the top of the stack, and the top of the stack is gonna be your HDR, and so you'll have a bunch of HD ours or panels or whatever. And as long as you collapse those stacks when you hit export, it will Onley export the top of the stack. Which means that your client will never see the things that made up the HDR or the panel. They will on Lea Si the final image and they'll think, Wow, that's a really amazing shot that he took with that one camera, and the fact that he can print it 17 feet long is pretty impressive.

Class Description

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography opens up a new world of dynamic range for landscape, architecture, still life and art photographers. However, many photographers overuse this technique and create unrealistic images. Jared Platt will show you how to make natural looking HDR images from capturing in the camera to post-production in Lightroom. You will learn how to get the widest dynamic range out of your images while maintaining a look of beautiful realism. Jared will also show you how he uses HDR and Panoramic image stitching in his portrait work.  

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 - 2015


JIll C.

Though I've already been using Lightroom for HDR's and Panos for a while, I gained some useful insight into techniques and workflow from this course. Jared teaches you what you need to know to make good images without getting too technical. He even showed examples of HDR portraiture, which I would never have attempted.

Shelly Fields

Attended a workshop with Jared through AZPPA many years ago. Loved him then, but even more so now. He is a thorough, articulate speaker. I highly recommend him.


Having never used HDR or Panoramic techniques before, this was a great class for me. Jared made the concepts and steps very understandable. I need to get out and try some!!