Saturation Mask: Fixing Color Saturation With Precision

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 Saturation mask, in my opinion, is very under-utilized.  We tend to focus on the big things…like luminosity masks, color grading, etc…sometimes forgetting the fundamental stuff. In case you don’t know what a saturation mask is, it’s a layer mask that isolates the most saturated part of the image. Just like any layer masks, the most saturated areas are …

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How To Setup Your Camera To Shoot HDR Photography

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HDR photography is a tool to circumvent a common issue with digital cameras… That it cannot capture the full dynamic range in the presence of extreme contrast. One way to get around this is to use HDR technique. This means bracketing exposures and merging them later in post-processing. But what is the optimal setup for exposure bracketing? In this post, …

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What Is HDR Photography? [Explained]

It’s the most asked question in HDR photography. Probably because it has become increasingly more well known due to smartphone cameras. To smartphone users, HDR may look like a technology gimmick… But the fact is: It’s an old school technique adopted by photographers such as Ansel Adams. This article is written for those of you who don’t know much but …

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HDR Photography Glossary

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Are you new to HDR photography? Too many big words that sound alien to you? Here’s a jargon-buster-glossary to help you kickstart your journey in the art of creating HDR images. Anything that I missed? Just leave a comment so I can add it to the list for the benefit of other HDR enthusiasts! 16-bit – More precisely, 16-bit/channel. …

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