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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Mon 28-Feb-11 03:21 PM
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"D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"


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These were each done as 3 exposure HDR's, +2,0,-2. Tripod, of course, using exposure delay and manual release by hand... The lens in question is the Sigma 8-16mm @ 8mm.









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mcpianoca Registered since 05th Jan 2011Mon 28-Feb-11 05:00 PM
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#1. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Sherbrooke, CA
          

I love your shots.
So, where did you ski?
I'm in the eastern townships.

  

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luxor817 Registered since 06th Jan 2011Mon 28-Feb-11 05:37 PM
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these images are stunning. thanks for sharing as always

  

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Mon 28-Feb-11 06:05 PM
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>these images are stunning. thanks for sharing as always

Thank you very much.

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Matt Payne Registered since 01st Mar 2011Tue 01-Mar-11 07:10 PM
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#5. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Incredible images! When you say exposure delay, can you elaborate? I just got my D7k so I don't have all of the features memorized yet. Second, would you be able to post your post-processing techniques with us? That would be incredible for me as a new HDR photographer! Thanks!

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Tue 01-Mar-11 07:53 PM
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#6. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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>Incredible images! When you say exposure delay, can you
>elaborate? I just got my D7k so I don't have all of the
>features memorized yet. Second, would you be able to post your
>post-processing techniques with us? That would be incredible
>for me as a new HDR photographer! Thanks!


On the wheel surrounding the MODE dial, you can select the self-timer option for shutter release. I use this, set for 2 seconds in the MENU, when depressing the shutter manually on a tripod, so that camera shake is settled down before the shutter clicks.

Pretty much I shoot at low ISO, RAW (NEF), neutral or standard color setting, sharpening at 6 or 7, RBG color profile, +2,0,-2 exposure comp (maybe -3 or +3 if the scene has real extremes in it).

THEN I convert to JPEG in View NX2 (so that all my settings are left in effect). Then I import all the JPEGs into Photomatix (the latest version, which is capable of handling D7000 images). In Photomatix, there are factory presets that can get you very much in the ballpark.

Save as a 16bit TIFF, import into Capture NX2, set Black and White points, maybe adjust color balance, maybe add a little sharpening... Save as a NEF, and also as an Excellent quality JPEG.

Done.

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Matt Payne Registered since 01st Mar 2011Tue 01-Mar-11 09:06 PM
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#8. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Thank you so much!

I have Capture NX2 and Photomatix as well. Can you talk a little bit about your process in Photomatix?

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sat 05-Mar-11 06:27 PM
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#9. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Alberta, CA
          

>>Incredible images! When you say exposure delay, can you
>>elaborate? I just got my D7k so I don't have all of the
>>features memorized yet. Second, would you be able to post
>your
>>post-processing techniques with us? That would be
>incredible
>>for me as a new HDR photographer! Thanks!
>
>
>On the wheel surrounding the MODE dial, you can select the
>self-timer option for shutter release. I use this, set for 2
>seconds in the MENU, when depressing the shutter manually on a
>tripod, so that camera shake is settled down before the
>shutter clicks.
>
>Pretty much I shoot at low ISO, RAW (NEF), neutral or standard
>color setting, sharpening at 6 or 7, RBG color profile,
>+2,0,-2 exposure comp (maybe -3 or +3 if the scene has real
>extremes in it).
>
>THEN I convert to JPEG in View NX2 (so that all my settings
>are left in effect). Then I import all the JPEGs into
>Photomatix (the latest version, which is capable of handling
>D7000 images). In Photomatix, there are factory presets that
>can get you very much in the ballpark.
>
>Save as a 16bit TIFF, import into Capture NX2, set Black and
>White points, maybe adjust color balance, maybe add a little
>sharpening... Save as a NEF, and also as an Excellent quality
>JPEG.
>
>Done.

I thought I came across a reason to do the NEF to TIFF conversion using Capture NX rather than ViewNX. It's bugging me as to what exactly the reason was, whether it was my own results or from reading, but I had pretty much persuaded myself go-forward to stick to Capture NX (I had been using ViewNX previously to do the conversion for expediency sake).

Any comment on that?

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Thu 10-Mar-11 11:44 AM
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#14. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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>
>I thought I came across a reason to do the NEF to TIFF
>conversion using Capture NX rather than ViewNX. >Any comment on that?
>
>Best regards, SteveK

Other than the ability to do way more PP in Capture, I have no idea why and initial NEF/JPEG or TIFF would be better done in Capture instead of View NX2.

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dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Sun 06-Mar-11 01:43 AM
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#10. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Hmmm, I never get anything like thee form the presets! Yu must be doing some other tweaking in Photomatix, no?
Anyway very nice shots.
D.

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shootersdesireIN Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jan 2011Thu 10-Mar-11 02:18 AM
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#11. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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ok you mentioned you send them into photomatix as a jpg image. My question is why would you want to send them into photomatix as a JPG format. why not Raw then send them back as tiff image 8 or 16 bit. Photomatix works better with raw files instaed

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Matt Payne Registered since 01st Mar 2011Thu 10-Mar-11 04:26 AM
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#13. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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I've been reading HDR for dummies and it sounds like the best way to work with Photomatix is to use TIFF images.

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Thu 10-Mar-11 11:48 AM
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#16. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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>I've been reading HDR for dummies and it sounds like the best
>way to work with Photomatix is to use TIFF images.


Use what works best for you. I've enjoyed using JPEGs initially converted from NEFs by View NX2 or Capture NX2.

In some ways, I'd rather have 15mb files piling up on my HD than 100MB files, especially when doing the +2,0,-2 series (at least) for each final HDR image...

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#18. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Exactly. When your done processing the images in HDR you send it back to where the images originated from in either Tiff or JPG. You never send them to HDR as a jpg file. I have several books on HDR and depending how your mind clicks which one would work for you the best.
The one i prefer is by Pete Carr & Robert Correll " HDR Photography photo workshop"

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#20. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Thanks for the tip on the book, I think I have that one checked out from the library, will begin to read it!

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Thu 10-Mar-11 11:45 AM
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#15. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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US
          

Photomatix works better with raw files
>instaed


I don't believe that's true. Photomatix cannot convert NEFs as well as View NX2 or Capture NX2 can...

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pwarbeck Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2009Sat 12-Mar-11 03:29 PM
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#23. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Tucson AZ, US
          

Photomatix FAQ advises against sending raw files to photomatix. For best results, they advise developing raw in your favorite raw processor and sending 16 bit tiffs to photomatix.

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#24. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Alberta, CA
          

>Photomatix FAQ advises against sending raw files to
>photomatix. For best results, they advise developing raw in
>your favorite raw processor and sending 16 bit tiffs to
>photomatix.
>

Yes, this is what I do too.

The other thing is for a while I was taking the shortcut of using ViewNX2 to create the TIFFs since you just have to highlight the 3 or 5 NEFs and click on the convert button.

BUT, and I forget why, I was made aware or discovered for myself that Capture NX does a better job for the conversion to NEF than View NX2. I would appreciate if anyone can comment on ViewNX vs. Capture NX conversion to TIFF. Wouldn't both pieces of Nikon software be applying my in-camera picture controls, sharpening levels, etc?

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#28. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Bill thanks again for posting your work-flow. I have tried to imitate it using a fairly simple image set to test. Seems to be working pretty well so far! Thanks for the inspiration.

Here's my write-up on my process:

http://www.100summits.com/articles/tips-and-tricks/photography-tips/item/191-fun-with-high-dynamic-range-hdr.html

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#3. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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US
          

>I love your shots.
>So, where did you ski?
>I'm in the eastern townships.

Mt. Sutton. The BEST!

Should add, the Mocador Pub and the Cafetier shown are in Sutton. The Notre Dame Basilica is in Montreal.

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#7. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Toronto, CA
          

Great stuff Bill, I really like the vibrant colours.

Every time you post I get a little closer to buying that Sigma.

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Thu 10-Mar-11 03:21 AM by wwt67

Warsaw, US
          

Bill, your killing me with all the fantastic images from your 8-16 lens. I really want a macro lens but that 8-16 looks sooooo nice.

These photos are superb. The colors and detail are amazing.

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#17. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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US
          

>Bill, your killing me with all the fantastic images from your
>8-16 lens. I really want a macro lens but that 8-16 looks
>sooooo nice.
>
>These photos are superb. The colors and detail are amazing.


Thanks! The Sigma 8-16mm is LIKE a Macro in that it tends to open up new worlds of imaging, especially at the 8mm end.

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#19. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Indianapolis, US
          

Bill join us in HDR flickr. Were discussing processing in JPG 1st
http://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr/discuss/72157626237480626/#comment72157626241222984

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#21. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Indianapolis, US
          

Bill i have been processing in HDr Raw files sence the Dawn of mankind but with that said i may concede and start sending them to photomatix in Tiff 8 bit...My problem is figuring out how to bracket all 3 images together and process them together in lightroom before i send them to photomatix. I may have to do some research on that but if you know or anyone knows how to do that let me in on it. David


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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Sat 12-Mar-11 01:59 PM
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#22. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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US
          

I may have to
>do some research on that but if you know or anyone knows how
>to do that let me in on it. David

Hi David,

I don't know anything about Lightroom. I do now that no program translates and utilizes all the data in NEFs like View NX2 and/or Capture NX2.

Once the full conversion is done, which is critical, what is used after simply builds on that.

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#25. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Indianapolis, US
          

see this is just so illogical to me. The purpose of Raw files is to extrac out data from them where JPG your limited. I am in total shambles over this now. Now i'm going to see if theres HDR sofrtware that reads off the RAw files instead. I'm now going over Trey Radcliffs book ch 5 on tutorial's to see if i can make headsup over this. To think all these years it was reading the raw files to find out it wasn't just doesn't make since

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#26. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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>see this is just so illogical to me. The purpose of Raw files
>is to extrac out data from them where JPG your limited.

Yes, the Nikon NEFs have ALL the data. The twist is that only Nikon software can fully decode the NEFs.

One option is to convert via View/Capture NX2 to TIFF's, if you think the bigger files will be better.

Truth is, I've gotten great results (to me), by simply going NEF to JPEG (via View NX2), to PHOTOMATIX(saved as 16-bit TIFF)to final tweaking in Capture NX2 and NEF/JPEG final save(CAPTURE NX2).

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#27. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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I've been using the same workflow so far it seems to be the best.

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#29. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Indianapolis, US
          

Bill i went ahead and place the view nx2 software on my computer. I did see in the HDR room where the tiff 16 bit was much better then the raw or jpg file that was being sent to photomatix. It had more detail and sharper as well. So i am convinced about converting to a Tiff file 1st then send it to Photomatix. You can see for yourself.
Checkout Jonas Thomins comparrison photos
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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Mon 14-Mar-11 12:31 PM
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#30. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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>Bill i went ahead and place the view nx2 software on my
>computer. I did see in the HDR room where the tiff 16 bit was
>much better then the raw or jpg file that was being sent to
>photomatix. It had more detail and sharper as well.

I don't think so. Looking at the posts you referenced, the pre-converted JPEG's (via NX) seem to be shown as much better than the RAWs converted in Photomatix.

But whether pre-converted TIFFs or JPEGS are used seems far less relevant.

It's the pre-conversion via NX that matters more than whether one uses TIFF's or JPEG's in Photomatix.

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TakeTwo Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jul 2009Tue 15-Mar-11 11:37 PM
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#31. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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Bill, Theses 3 images are just fantastic. I love HDR yet I'm not to much into the craziness of what you can do with it, theses images are different. They make you want to sit down and have a beer or pray and stay awhile. Great job.

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Wed 16-Mar-11 04:31 PM
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#32. "RE: D7000 3 Exposure HDR's"
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>Bill, Theses 3 images are just fantastic. I love HDR yet
>I'm not to much into the craziness of what you can do with it,
>theses images are different. They make you want to sit down
>and have a beer or pray and stay awhile. Great job.


Thanks! I too was a reluctant introductee to HDR. But, for some things, done a cerain way, I love it.

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