Yesterday as I was cruzin’ the internet I came across a blog that showed how to use PS E to make photos look like they were processed as HDR. It piqued my curiosity, so I gave it a try – it is a relatively short process, so I gave it several tries.
Not sure if I like it or not, but I am learning a bit about processing and going ahead and being bold enough to try different things. Here are a few more older photos I gave it a try with:
late last summer I took this, now it looks like this (below):
The woman who posted the tutorial said this technique is really best for landscape photos, so I didn’t try it on any of my people pics. I may continue to play with this from time to time. It is vivid.
One thing I did learn as I was doing the first step of adding bright and contrast – I can add a lot more than I thought and still have it look good. I’ve been a bit light handed with that tool in my normal processing. So, whether I want to make things look like HDR or not (or whether this process really looks HDR or not), I’ve got a new piece of information in the processing world to play with and hopefully improve my photos.