HDR photography without HDR software (gimp tutorial)

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DnBastard says:

HDR is about reproducing what the eye sees, not oversaturated rainbow shit.
this is basic HDR.

muiroford1 says:

Dom your the man and Scottish
See my channel for Highland vids.

riheljana says:

Cool tutorial but what is this disturbing sound ?is Kim doing some house cleaning or what?

thediamonddownload says:

Is that the monument on Carlton hill in Edinburgh? Because I took a pic in the exact same position, but in jpeg unfortunately for mem card space so could not do much with it.

Soap1O says:

In this case it’s better than an HDR since the sky has the perfect exposure and your foreground has. In HDR your sky would have been a little more blown out.

Soap1O says:

Yea I always buy…. my software….

picaticatara says:

he doesnt know what he doing photoshop is the correct way

RVecc says:

I think if you did your layer masks with desaturated version (and potentially inverted depending) of the layer, you might be able to achieve quicker results with less brush touching. Naturally, you would also need to play with the mask’s levels to achieve the best opacity/transparency levels to achieve the desired effect.

ade4200 says:

Yes, you have shown what we all know! Macs are shit……unless you spend an obscene amount of money on one……nice tutorial though, thanks a lot.. 

startphotography says:

Great tutorial. I like creating my HDR photos by tweaking a RAW file 3 different ways with adobe camera raw, and then using Photoshop to overlap all the different exposures. Works great!

HenrikBerger says:

Are you sitting on a bag of crisps doing this video? 😉 Good vid though;)

YngveH8 says:

Your underexposed image was beautiful on it’s own, with that black, backlit statue thing.

Mark Chance says:

CRAP!!! nothing like HDR what so ever!

Dombowerphoto says:

hahah cool glad you liked it!

linkbekka says:

Really enjoy your vids. “Oh, stuff that…” I laughed out loud! Like the way you get on with it. Can`t stand those tutorial vids where the guy groans on at a snail`s pace and doesn`t appear to have a clue what he`s doing. Nice image, by the way.

MeLlamoChopa says:

OMG your keyboard it’s driving me crazy

cavalars says:

i really love your videos…symple,fast and helpfull!

Dombowerphoto says:

all it takes is a little more time and attention to detail if just using gimp.

Dombowerphoto says:

thanks, glad you liked it.

The85thkid says:

This is definitely the best HDR Gimp tutorial on youtube. Thanks a lot dude, really helpful.

Craig Mitchell says:

Thanks for uploading, was starting to think all gimp users needed 3rd party software to get good HDR effects.

btw what was the software you used before importing the pictures into gimp ?

MegaAfroGuy says:

there’s also a ‘retinex’ plugin under the colour menu, its a bit tricky to get a good looking HDR but it works pretty well

Roma Hicks says:

@LauraMamma He is using *.NEF files which is a RAW file for Nikon cameras. You can do it with JPEGs but the advantage of using RAW is the data is unaltered by any compression, therefore making more accurate,rich photos.

LauraMamma says:

were the pictures you used RAW or JPEG?

gjjunco says:

hello @Dombowerphoto how didi u put ur face in the screen please help!

Kunal Ramtale says:

or just use a filter on your lens ;)

luisel85 says:

Hi thanks for the video, really helpful! Question: Is this method applicable to work with 3 or more pictures? thanks again!

Dombowerphoto says:

it doesnt quite have the same effect. have you tried

ragamuffinboi says:

– i didnt know nikon d90 has a capability to merge the photos taken by bracketing to produce HDR results. can you teach me how?

ChaztaSuars says:

You make me laugh :’D I love your tutorials, Subbed (Y)

BeePee81 says:

Nice tutorial, but the name of this technique is DRI – dynamic range increase, not HDR. Check google to see differences.

Made4DBZ33 says:

This technique works even better on REAL HDR photos. After you create your HDR photo you can use the 3 original exposures (or however many you have) and mask them to the HDR to bring out any detail that may have been distorted by the HDR process.

beewoy says:

what sort of gradient you normally use?

Demonods says:

 LOL well said

Dombowerphoto says:

ah the multiple exposure blending . have you tried it in a situation where there is a high dynamic range such as a sunset, unlike the office room shot in the video link you posted. if you have send me a pm with a link to the shots as i would be keen to see how yours have come out. i might do a video comparison later

Jamespringlephoto says:

Thanks Dom!
What was that noise that was in your background??

I think now your on a Mac your Videos are far better quality and far better!

Keep up the good work.

FramePhotography says:

Dom you lad. Cheers for the idea will be trying that out asap!

sondos006 says:

looks really great .. i also liked your photo .. 🙂

i made an HDR tutorial depending on a single RAW image .. using Apple’s Aperture software .. take a look at it .. it’s in arabic .. but it’s obvious .. if you need anything to be translated just let me know and i’ll be glad to help 🙂

Itchhhh says:

: My D90 will allow you to shoot up to 3 images (one high exposure, one normal exposure, & one low exposure) The camera will merge all three shots into one picture. . . so in a sense it produces an HDR photo onboard the camera:) In many regards these types of photos look more realistic.

Likiwiguy87 has a very good video on how to do this watch?v=1EoRbVX7Drk

Dombowerphoto says:

only problem is i didnt take bracketed images for every shot, this was just a surprise shot. hdr time lapse would need thousands and thousands of shots!!!

V2SkiLLz0R says:

These videos are the best, ever. Thanks again 🙂

aadiflesher says:

what does gimp need to open Nikon RAW files? I use gimp too 🙂
Thanks Dom 🙂

Dombowerphoto says:

merge them on board???? what does that mean?

Dombowerphoto says:

give me 600pounds and ill go buy it, then not use it very much

Dombowerphoto says:

how would i do that??? do the editing to 600 individual photos? or do you know an easier way

Dombowerphoto says:

dont have much new, since the wedding bag video

Dombowerphoto says:

no, its completely different

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