2k downloads of HDR tutorial
Some great news today! My free HDR tutorial eBook has been downloaded 2000 times (and online version displayed 35.000 times). Thank you everyone for your positive comments about it. Some of you even said it’s the best HDR tutorial out there! I really appreciate that given how many good tutorials are available about high dynamic range photography. Without your help I definitely wouldn’t reach this milestone so quickly! And just recently I shared info about 1000 first downloads.
If you haven’t read my HDR tutorial yet you can download it here or read it online here. Note that I use techniques described in it for almost all my photos. So if you like my style, go for it. And even if you don’t you can learn much from this tutorial.
Next goal is quite ambitious – 5000 downloads 🙂 hopefully I’ll reach it before April this year. I would of course appreciate your help (you know, sharing the link to it among your friends, commenting, liking and similar).
Also due to popular demand I can reveal that I will work on translating this tutorial into Polish. Many of my Polish friends asked for it and I try to listen to your feedback. Moreover, I’m currently in the process of planning and designing another huge part of this tutorial. However, it will take at least few weeks to write it. But stay tuned for more information.
BTW as you can see I changed post format a little bit. I now intend to write more text, instead of simple was there, and took a photo. Hopefully it’ll work for you as I have some interesting ideas to cover. This time I write about one of my tutorials but I plan to write more about the photos themselves, including composition and situation in which the photos were taken.
Daily photo – Staw Smreczynski in Tatra Mountains
For this photo I used my painterly technique that I described here. This time, however, I didn’t want to make this effect very strong – I just applied it to water and trees to reduce some distracting details in them.
Camera: Canon 5D MK III
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Exposure time: 1/50 s (“middle” exposure)
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1
Flash used: no
Filters: circular polarizing filter
Technique: manual blending, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC, Topaz Simplify