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The Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending

The Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending
Jimmy McIntyre is travel photographer. He is currently undertaking a two-year project in Asia—writing two photography guidebooks for China and South Korea. He has taught digital blending workshops in four continents, and he also offers online courses. You can download his free Easy Panel for Photoshop program, which will create Luminosity Masks for you at the click of a button. But if you’d like to take your Luminosity Mask mastery to a new level, check out his comprehensive Luminosity Masks Tutorial below. by Jimmy McIntyre One day, in the hopefully not-too-distant future, we will carry with us a camera so light and compact that younger generations will laugh at the way we once lugged huge bricks across vast distances to capture a timeless moment. Modern cameras aren’t too far from that now. 2 blended exposures using Luminosity Masks and one long exposure What are Luminosity Masks? Below is a recent shot from Petra in Jordan. Petra, Jordan How do I get Luminosity Masks? Example Image 1 1.

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A Pro Shares His Go-To Gear For Wildlife Photography Will Burrard-Lucas, a professional wildlife photographer based in the U.K., never fails to amaze us with his work. From adorable moments with meerkats to panic-stricken wildebeest migration—his images have always captured the drama and chaos of life in the wild. Another quality we admire in Will is his innovativeness; he is the brains behind Beetlecam and a range of other remote camera equipment for wildlife and aerial photography sold by his company Camtraptions. We recently asked Will to share his go-to camera equipment and accessories with us. Whether you’re new to wildlife photography or looking for new tools to add to your camera bag, you’ll find lots of helpful advice in this list of must-have gear to pack for a photo shoot in the wild. Scroll down and read on!

HDR workflow: Nuke + GingerHDR For those who don't already know Ginger HDR can produce 32bit floating point sequences of your ML HDR footage. And since 32bit images have got a linear colorspace I got the idea to convert it to a logarithmic colorspace in Nuke. This way you can easily achieve great and more natural looking gradients between dark and bright areas without clipping color channels. Please tell me what you think about it. Raya Pro - The Ultimate Digital Blending Workflow Panel For Photoshop - Shutter...Evolve “I am an extension junky and I must say, since downloading the Raya Pro panel, I’ve stopped looking as it’s got everything I need! Yes, including Frequency Separation – love it!” – Jerry Syder “Since I began my own quest to improve my photography and post processing skills, Raya Pro has become my ‘go-to’ tool of choice” – Alistair @ ARD Image “The ability to control the tonal range and depth of an image is amazing!

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online courses on digital blending and post-processing can be found in his official website. An Image Sharpening Trick You Must Try Facebook24 Twitter20 Google+2 Raya Pro Support - Shutter...Evolve This page contains answers to the most common problems when using Raya Pro, including installation problems and luminosity mask errors. List Of Contents (Click on the link below to be taken directly to the solution) 1. Raya Pro looks different to the one in the YouTube video Lighting Techniques: All the Things you can do with One Speedlight I have encountered many people that think they are very limited because they only had one light (usually it is one speedlight), and I always tell them that most of my photographs are taken using a single light; From portraits to product shots. To put my money where my mouth is, I am sharing all those photos and tips – all using only using one speedlight. Why use one light, you ask?

Okada Shares HDRI Discoveries - Parallax View A scene from the HDRI test film Emma. (Credit: Pannon Entertainment, Inc.) Last summer, I spoke to Daryn Okada, ASC, about his cinematography on the short film Emma, a thriller directed by Howard Lukk that was designed to gauge the potential of high-dynamic-range imaging, or HDRI. I recently reconnected with Daryn to find out whether there had been any surprises in the postproduction and screening stages of the project, which premiered at SMPTE’s Hollywood Symposium in the fall. His answer was yes.

Infinity Monochromes NOTE: A folder of smaller PSD documents for the images used in this blog can be downloaded here. Like many photographers, I love good black and white images. Not only do they create a connection with the earlier incarnation of the art form, but there is also a certain elegance to monochrome images when they’re done right. The lack of color creates immediate abstraction since a color-free world is not what we normally see. Easily Capture Animal Attitude in Your Photos With These Tips Animal attitude makes us smile, giggle and stare at an image a bit longer than a bird perched on a branch. Animals are not always perfect posers. However, there are a few essentials that can help improve capturing animal attitude in the field. These 5 1/2 essentials can apply to new photographers. They can also serve as a refresher to advanced photographers who want to “show some animal attitude.”

Magic Lantern Ginger HDR Workflow I suck at this but I thought I would share my mistakes. First off I want to say I suck at this so far. Getting HDR video is not easy even though Luke Neumann makes it look so easy. Any suggestions on how I can get better at this would be really appreciated! I am including my workflow below even though my results suck so far so you can either make suggestions on what I did wrong or not repeat my mistakes. I am all about sharing even if the results do not look that great. Good Light Journal I recently added “zone masks” to the custom actions panel using the buttons shown at the right. I’m starting to find them quite helpful in developing images and thought I’d offer a more in-depth discussion for people not familiar with them. The original luminosity masks tutorial describes how to create a series of light and dark selections based on an image’s tonal values. While these selections are a handy way to target tones for adjustment, the primary masks are not the only tonal selections possible using these techniques. In fact, once the initial masks are generated, a whole new level of tonal selection becomes accessible.