Pano + HDR = Dynamic Duo

Click on the image for a larger view. Note: Images on this blog don't have the same vibrancy as the original images.

If you have not tried Photomerge (panorama feature) in Photoshop... what are you waiting for? Or as my grammar school nuns would say, For what are you waiting? :-)

Anyway, if you have not tried HDR photography, that's right, For what are you waiting?

And... if you have not combined HDR imaging with Photomerge, well... you get the point.

The middle and bottom panos here are a combination of several straight-out-of-the-camera shots.

The top pano is a combination of 3 bracketed exposures of 5 different shots.

The basic process:
1) Shoot your HDR images (using a tripod of course).
2) Process each set of images in Photomatix. (You can get a 15% discount on Phototmatix by using this code upon checkout: Ricksammon.)
3) Use Photoshop's Photomerge to combine your HDR images.

For an even more dynamic image, try processing it with Topaz Adjust, as I did on the top pano. Topaz Adjust is not a true HDR program, but it can add a sense of depth and dimension to your images.

By the way, all 3 panos were shot with my Canon G10.

We'll be shooting the Buddhist temple during my Croton Workshop.

The nun photo? Well, I just wanted to show you what I went through as a kid!

See the light,
P.S. "Never end a sentence with a preposition." Sister Lucia