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Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

Lesson 36 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

Lesson 36 from: Real Estate Photography

Philip Ebiner

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Lesson Info

36. Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

Lessons

Class Trailer

Introduction to Real Estate Photography

1

Welcome to Class! What Will You Learn? Who is this Course For?

03:48

Real Estate Photography Basics

2

What Gear Do You Need as a Real Estate Photographer?

09:36
3

Camera Settings & Modes to Use for Real Estate Photography

07:54
4

Can You Use a Smartphone for Real Estate Photography? Pros & Cons

03:13
5

How to Compose Real Estate Photos - The Basics

04:58
6

Lighting Basics for Real Estate Photography

07:43
7

The Window Pull: How to Make the Exteriors Pop

02:01
8

RAW vs. JPEG Photos - Which Should You Shoot?

00:51
9

Key Lesson: What Photos Do You Need to Capture?

15:04

How to Take a Real Estate Photo

10

Basic Room Photo Demonstration with Flambient Technique, Natural, and Flash

10:54

Real Estate Photography Demonstration I - Full House Demo

11

Introduction to this Demo

00:54
12

What Equipment is in my Real Estate Photography Kit?

02:58
13

Walkthrough of the House - Let's See What We're Working With

07:20
14

The Kitchen - Part 1

12:08
15

The Kitchen - Part 2

04:20
16

The Kitchen - Part 3

03:16
17

The Kitchen - Part 4

02:41
18

The Kitchen - Part 5

02:34
19

The Primary Bathroom

09:48
20

The Primary Bedroom

07:15
21

The Laundry Room

06:03
22

The Living Room

10:28
23

A Small Space Bathroom

05:19

Real Estate Photography Demonstration II - Full House Demo

24

Introduction to this Demo

05:00
25

The Living Room

07:48
26

The Kitchen

06:35
27

Bathroom 1

06:12
28

The Primary Bedroom

07:20
29

Bathroom 2

05:46
30

Front Exterior

03:19
31

Back Yard & Exteriors

06:09

Editing Real Estate Photos

32

Introduction & Basic Editing Process for Real Estate Photography

04:31

Adobe Lightroom for Real Estate Photography - The Basics

33

Adobe Lightroom Introduction for Real Estate Photographers

06:36
34

Organizing Photos for Efficient Editing in Lightroom

07:12
35

Basic Editing Process in Lightroom for Real Estate Photographers

21:12
36

Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

04:43
37

Natural Light Kitchen Edit

04:06
38

Exporting Photos from Lightroom

06:23

Photo Editing Skills You Should Know

39

Copy and Paste Settings from One Photo to Another in Lightroom

02:58
40

Create & Use Presets in Lightroom

02:26
41

Sky Replacements in Photoshop

06:50

Flambient Editing Process

42

Step-by-Step Flambient Editing Process

20:56

Full Editing Demonstrations

43

Editing the Kitchen Dining Nook

18:48
44

Editing the Primary Bedroom 1

12:04
45

Editing the Primary Bedroom 2 + Removing Objects in a Photo

17:04
46

Editing an Exterior Photo with Sky Replacement

06:36
47

Editing a Kitchen Photo with a Natural Designer Style Look

05:30
48

Quick Bathroom Edit

05:13

Advanced Editing Tips & Tricks

49

Speed Up Your Flambient Workflow with Photoshop Actions

05:18
50

Replacing Photos, Wall Art, and TV Images in Photoshop

05:04
51

Darken TVs in Lightroom

01:11
52

Clean Up Smudges on Stainless Steel Appliances in Lightroom

02:03
53

Editing iPhone photos vs. Professional Camera Photos

04:41

Virtual Staging

54

What is Virtual Staging? What Tools Should I Use?

02:14
55

Virtual Staging in Photoshop with Generative AI Features

10:56

The Business of Real Estate Photography

56

How to Deliver Photo Files to Clients

03:50
57

Tips for Creating a Real Estate Photography Portfolio

03:50
58

Creating a Quick Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio

06:01
59

How to Find Your First Clients

04:06
60

How Much to Charge for Real Estate Photography Services

02:32

Aerial Photography

61

The Basics of Drone / Aerial Photography for Real Estate Photography

06:27

Conclusion

62

Conclusion

01:23

Lesson Info

Combining Bracketed Photos in Lightroom + a Comparison of RAW vs Bracketed Photo

In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to work with bracketed photos, how to combine them in lightroom. So this is an example of that. The kitchen 12 and three and what's cool is with the info on you can see the settings that my camera chose to shoot this bracketed photo at or photos. So this was the settings. Uh For some reason, it says f 1.0 I think that's because I was on my manual uh lens which didn't connect to my camera. So I had my F eight manually, but it does record the shutter speed, which is the longest, was one third of a second, the shortest uh rather was one third of the second then 0.6 seconds and then 1.2 seconds was the longest. And so you can see that in this long shutter, the shadows are a lot brighter and that's great because we can see the details of the cupboard on the right and left. It gets blown out or overexposed in the background. But we have in this photo, these details versus in this one, this photo is a little bit dark in the shadows but the background ...

is exposed really well. So to combine these, we can select these three, you could select however many you have and then right click and then photo merge and you're going to choose HDRHDR is another name for bracketing photos. HDR is high dynamic range and here it automatically will adjust and blend the photos together. There are things that you can adjust if you want to it to manually adjust the settings, you definitely want to auto a line in case the things the photos are just a little bit off. You generally shouldn't have any ghosting. What this is is if you are taking a photo where there's like people moving in it and they move from one area to the next area of the frame, then this would get rid of that ghosting in your image. But because we're doing still life, there shouldn't be anything moving and then all we have to do is click merge and what's going to happen is a new photo is going to appear here. It's loading up in the top left, you can see the progress and here is the merged photo and this is one where I would click that flag button here or if I was in my library, I would flag it. So here now I can see that this is the one that is the one to edit versus thinking. Oh, well, is this one or this one? I easily can see this is the merged photo. So you can see that it's a great combination of all of the exposures. Now, is this necessarily better than just going into this photo and adjusting these sliders like we can bring up the shadows, we can bring down the highlights, gonna bring up the overall exposure quite a bit, bring down my whites, you can get in here and with some of the more advanced masking tools, we could probably get it to look pretty close to what the other braced photo looks like. But without doing any other adjustments, other than just the tone, we can compare these two photos with this comparison view. So this, we saw the before and after this one that looks like R A, this is where we can compare two photos. You want to drag and drop a photo from your film strip to compare as your reference. So I'm gonna drag the HDR photo and then now we can see on the right hand side are my just adjustments of the raw photo and this gets pretty dang far. I would say that in this case, it might not be necessary. And if you are shooting in raw, you might not need to do bracketing unless it's a crazy dark and bright contrasty situation. If you're shooting in JPEG, I would definitely recommend bracketing. But after seeing this example, it's, it's clear that a raw photo can be edited pretty well and might not need bracketing. But if you are bracketing, this is the process, it's pretty simple and you can tell that it does a pretty dang good job and you would do this before you go in and start doing any of your other color, sharpening cropping and all of those other adjustments that come next. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in the next lesson.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Practice_Photos_for_Editing.zip
Step-by-Step_Flambient_Editing_Process.pdf

Ratings and Reviews

Chris
 

The course is a comprehensive learning experience and Philip's passion and expertise in photography and teaching are evident throughout the course. Key highlights for me included mastering lighting techniques, photo blending for high-quality interiors, and advanced strategies like the 'Flambient' process. This was straight forward, and easy to understand. I live in Australia an grateful that you kept the information relevant to any country.

TONY BARNES JR
 

Hey Philip, Just want to thank you for putting in the time and effort putting this course together. I’ve been shooting for 20 years but never really spent enough time on PS. This course really focuses on what you really need to know. Everything is really straight to the point. Philip provides images so you can follow along and really get a good work flow going. I personally enjoyed the

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Overall, the completeness and depth of this course are excellent. The only thing that needs improvement is during the editing portion. Philip's voice was fading in and out even when the volume on my computer was set at 100%. His voice was excellent during the photo shoot portion of the course.

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