Now I am back into my editing I want to explain how I have edited some of the images. I published this image last Friday. I posted the three RAW files in this post which you can get to here.
I want to talk about how to use HDR MErge in Lightroom in this post.
As a reminder, I am merging three images taken as a bracketed set;
Bracketing set to take three shots
- 1 st photo the correct exposure
- 2 nd photo 2 stops underexposed
- 3 rd photo 2 stops over exposed
That is how I get the bracketed set of images
I want to merge the images together, and this is how I do it step by step. I should have called this my step bu step guide to how to use HDR MErge in Lightroom - oh well it is in the next now!
First thing is to select the images in Lightroom. I do this by clicking on the first image, and then holding down the xx key and clicking on the other two images in the set of three.
Next I use the keyboard shortcut Control H to open up the dialogue box.
Before I go on, a quick word about keyboard shortcuts. I sue these all the time, and time is what they save me. They massively speed up my editing in Lightroom, and I recommend you check out the skull list of Lightroom keyboard shortcuts here INSERT LINK
HDR Merge dialogue box
Step by step walkthrough
Tomorrow I will explain the rest of the image processing I carried out on this one photo.
Rick McEvoy Photography - How to use Lightroom