Fall of the Sun|Dubai HDR Photographer

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Today’s image is from the RAK beach. The image was converted to monochrome using Photoshop black and white layer.  I decided on a B&W conversion for this HDR image because of the color tones that existed both in the rocks and the sky.I exposed 7 brackets at 1EV steps using the built in functions in D800 and merged them as a 32 bit tiff file using Photomatix Pro 4!. Tone-mapping was achieved using HDR Efex Pro 2 and additional adjustments were made in Photoshop CS6! .If you haven’t given these products a try, I highly recommend them!  Happy Diwali to all the Indians reading this blog.

How the photos were shot

  • Taken with Tripod
  • Seven exposures
  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8

How the HDR image was tonemapped

  • Merged the images as Raw File in HDR Efex pro 2
  • Manual Adjustments in HDR Efex Pro 2 Sliders and saved the resulting image as Tiff Image.

How the tonemapped image was post-processed

  • The Resulting tone-mapped Tiff Image was then opened in Camera Raw
  • Changed the following settings-Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Blacks, Whites
  • Resulting File then opened in Photoshop
  • Converted to BW using Photoshop. One exposure fr
  • Applied noise reduction (Topaz Denoise)
  • Sharpening
  • Watermarking


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Vineet Suthan is a Freelance Photographer based in Dubai. He Specializes in commercial shoots for Fashion, Beauty and Corporate Portraiture. He also shoots Landscape (HDRS, Digital Blending, Long Exposures and Black and White). He also does Events, Maternity depending on availability. He is currently co-author of Vineet-Suthan.com/photoblog.

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