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Sergio Valverde Pérez

Sergio Valverde Pérez



Servalpe covers urban landscapes with passion. If you are into the tech info on set ups, locations and HDR/DRI workflow techniques, this is definitely the site to browse. Although Servalpe outlines his approach in shorthand form it’s still valuable info for those who wish to achieve this level of expertise. Servalpe is an extremely competent photographer with some very impressive captures to his credit. Analysing his work, one can see that he chooses his subject matter with care in order to arrive at his initial vision.
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My HDR WorkFlow

Published February 28th, 2013

1) Export from Lightroom to Photoshop the raw files to generate a 32-bits hdr file with HDR Pro.

That’s because Photoshop is better aligning pictures, reducing noise and with CS5, a great removal ghost tool is included.

The advantages with this step are that you get less noise than using directly Photomatix to process Tiff or raw files and you get more details too.

The disadvantages are problems with colours and WB that I have to resolve later in PS. I There is a problem because by default, the colorspace for LR is ProPhoto, and Adobe RGB 1998 for PS. So for example, if you try to export directly from LR to Photomatix or you export to PS to generate HDR file and later open this in PS, not only the noise is different, the colour is too.Take care and assign correctly your colour space to be coherent during your workflow.

2) Open the HDR file in Photomatix 4.0 and do tonemapping. Save the processed file as TIFF 16 bits file.

My usual settings or around them:

Strength 70%.

Colour sat ...

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