Tutorials

Scroll through the list of tutorials at your leisure.  Here on Everyday HDR I try to create helpful tutorials for all of your photography needs from beginner tips to HDR post processing techniques.  Visit frequently as this list is ever changing, constantly evolving to fulfill the needs of the Everyday HDR photographer!  My tutorials are extremely important to me, if you have any constructive criticism, please leave me a comment and I will do everything in my power to ensure you get the essential training you need!

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  1. Lila McClellan

    Very informative website about HDR. I downloaded the action for plus and minus stops of exposure for pusedo braketing on raw images, but I receved a message that it couldn’t work with photoshop elelments. Would you create an action for all of us photoshop elelments users? The last versions (9 and 10) have pretty good action players.
    thanks.

    1. Blake Rudis

      Unfortunately I know nothing about PS Elements. I will have to remedy that.

  2. Nick Rolfe

    Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for this site – I’m a happy Nikonovice, started with a D3000 3 years ago & now loving my D5100. I always wanted to get into HDR but NO-ONE out there explains not only the processing but the post-processing in such a straightforward, easy to pick up & replicate manner. This is no small achievement. I’m just waiting to buy a sigma 10-20 to really get going with my tests, but I’ll be back, and often!

    1. Blake Rudis

      No problem Nick. I know starting out in this HDR thing can be tough. I try to make it as easy as possible for anyone interested. I appreciate your positive feedback.

  3. Mike Rogers

    Blake – I caught your webinar today for Topaz Labs, Improving Your Workflow Using Actions. Great presentation – should really help cut my repetative action times when processing similar images! I also checked out several of your tutorials on your website that relate to some of the common HDR processing nightmares shadows, hightlights, noise control, etc. Very helpful – thanks for taking the time to create and share these.

    Have you ever tackled the issue with odd results when using Photomatix Pro 4.1 on images with very saturated colors? I primarily do automotive photography where highly saturated colors are a major porting of the image. Many times images with lots of reds or yellow will end up with highly contrasting tones in an area that is all one color / tone in the original file. Its almost as if there is a heavy gray layer laid over portions of the colors. This typically occurs when I’m trying to push the tone mapping to pick up more detail contrast. The only fix in Photomatix that I’ve found is to soften up my tone mapping settings and smooth out the processing until the colors blend properly. I can send some before and after images to show what I’m struggling with if needed.

    1. Blake Rudis

      Awesome Mike, I am glad you could attend the Webinar. They put out some great programs, Topaz does.

      I can see your frustration, but what you are doing is really pushing the tone mapping limitations. IT can only do so much before the tones are overly compressed. I would suggest tone mapping the image twice. Once for the colors and once for the details. You can take them into Photoshop later and overlay them with masks. Keep the best of both worlds. I hope that helps.

      Take care, Mike!

  4. Ron Mitchell

    Blake,
    I request that you or an associate look into helping the “Elements” users in general, and help us do some of the steps you offer to in the editing space, since we don’t have the brush tools available in ACR and other major ideas you offer. Short-cut keys are always useful as well !

    Thanks !!

    1. Blake Rudis

      I can look into it. I have yet to use Elements, but lately there have been several requests. I will look into it.

  5. Mal

    Hi Blake

    Sorry to be a dumbo, but how and where do I sign into your website?

    Having just joined I look forward to accessing the tutorials.

    Regards

    Malcolm

    1. Blake Rudis

      Hello! Thanks for the Interest.

      They can be unlocked by liking on Facebook, Tweeting or +1 on G+.

      You can also access some premium tutorials. They are full-length and much more comprehensive on my other site HDR Insider: http://www.hdrinsider.com/membership-account/membership-levels/

      Please feel free to email me if you have anymore questions! everydayhdr@gmail.com

  6. Cowboydou

    I love your stuff… Just read about you today from Topazlabs email… But I have no interest in showing how I do my magic to my clients anymore than David Copperfield would want to show his…
    If I have to add you to my Facebook or others… I’m afraid I will have to pass… & well should any other pro…
    Do you see my point? I share with my pro friends… Generally out-of-towners…

    Hugs,

    Cd…

    1. Blake Rudis

      :) Thanks! Sorry about that. This is a free website, all I ask is that it is shared in return for the countless hours of tutorials :)

      However, if you want the tutorials, you can always visit my youtube channel. http://www.YouTube.com/everydayhdr

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