Learn how to make a stunning HDR Panorama image using Photoshop or Lightroom Classic. This tutorial shows my entire process, people have been asking me about this for ages!
Imagine a photo that is close to what you see in life? A sweeping panorama, that covers the entire scene and dynamic range so real, you can see the details in a sunset while making out the details in the shadowy foreground at the same time? This is a style of photography that I have been pursuing for over a decade. First with cameras and nodal ninja tripods, making gigabit images. Making HDR for effect and for reflection maps in 3D etc. These days my focus is on making HDR Panoramas with drones and terrestrial ground based cameras such as Canon and Sony.
Admittedly, a lot of my HDR Panorama work has been with drones, this is because the medium just begs for this kind of imagery. I have spent years, experimenting and trial and error to come up with an end to end workflow to achieve the highest possible image quality and also the means to express oneself as an artist. Over the years, I have created a lot of content on this topic (possibly more than anyone else). I have multiple courses available for those who want to dive deeper and I also speak on this topic regularly at conferences all over. Next week I will be doing talks on this at Adobe MAX. Why do I say all this? Because there seems to be a lot of copying going on with content (I have had my work copied, plagiarized, repurposed etc). I bring this up to say that you are going to get better information from someone who actually does this work for themselves, has a passion and a body of work, vs someone who regurgitates. Ok, having said all that. If you want to learn HDR Panoramas, you have come to the right place.
I have made this tutorial as an introduction to making HDR Panoramas and this tutorial is for anyone wanting to learn the process. I have kept it as simple as possible, so you can understand the steps and create your own imagery. I really hope you enjoy it and possible pursue this path a little deeper, If you do, I have the resources here to help you.
If you are ready for deeper learning see my Premium training on HDR as well as Photoshop and Lightroom which cover these topics in greater detail for those of you who really want to master the subject.
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This video course takes you through the very latest techniques in HDR, Pano and Timelapse. Colin shows you how to do the entire workflow in Photoshop Camera Raw (works in Lightroom CC too). If you want to create these stunning types of images, this is the place to start. Check it out here
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