P-52 – Sweet Shot Tuesday
It’s been a while since I did this and just thought the time was right. So here’s my P52/Sweet Shot Tuesday entry for this week!
Now, how did I do this? Why my normal processing technique! Not really, this is an HDR made from one single image. I found a plug-in for LR that allows you to create virtual copies of a photo, based on your presets. So for example say I wanted to see what a photo would look like using one of the B&W preset folder in X-equals. I would run this plug-in and it would create 3 virtual copies of the pic, while not taking up any room on my hard drive, and I could see what all 3 would look like. So I took that thought one step further and created 3 folders of presets. Folder #1 has the following exposure fixes in in (-1, 0, +1), I did the same for a 5 shot bracket and a 7 shot bracket. That turned around and gave me virtual copies of the single image with different exposure settings, thus allowing me to take a single shot , turn it into a 5 shot bracket and then run it through Photomatix Pro, Photoshop, and OnOne! Viola!
The plug-in is called Excessor and is shareware. I am definitely gonna contribute to this guy, cause it is the bomb! Think about it, new life from old single shot exposures!
The upside is, you can run this plug-in, then merge to 32 bit HDR and then bring it back into LR and have doubled your slider info! Here are a couple more I did the same way! do we need another private class? No more ghosting because of camera shake! Can you tell I’m excited over this?