Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Photomatix PRO 4.1 - HDR 4 U


I am in the process of making a movie (screen/voice capture) of my workflow for Photomatix Pro 4.1 (latest version). It will be posted on YouTube in two weeks.


I will let you guys know the day it's up!


Any particular features you'd like me to highlight? Got questions? Please submit your ideas the Comments on this page - rather than on facebook, twitter or Google+. Easier for me to track :-)


New to Photomatix, the High Dynamic Range (HDR) program I used to create the above image? Well, you can save 15% when you order Photomatix by using this code: ricksammon. 


Also, to read about some of my HDR work, check out this article in the New York Times.


Explore the light,
Rick


P.S. If you have an iPad, check out my HDR app: Rick Sammon's iHDR.



16 comments:

Randy Williams said...

I assume you will let us know when you post it?

Rick Sammon said...

Randy... will let you know the day it's up.

tina k said...

It's amazing how one photo can tell a story that can be a different story for each viewer.

ChawnC said...

Please show us where you work this in with regard to retouching, and other non-Photomatix enhancements. Thanks!

ChawnC said...

Please show the order you work this in around retouching and other non-Photomatix enhancements? Thanks!

tina k said...

It's amazing how one image can tell a story that's different for each viewer.

Aaron Viljoen said...

Looking forward to it Rick.

David LaSpina said...

I didn't read very clearly and left my comments on G+... Sorry. I'll copy and paste them here:

-Really looking forward to it. The only specific question I can think of at the moment is your thoughts on how photomatix and nik HDR compare. I'm starting to like Nik a bit more, but Photomatix is so much faster and I am much more familiar with it. But anyways.. looking forward to watching your workflow.

-I thought of a better photomatix specific question: Do you feed photomatix jpegs or tiffs? I have gone back and forth. I originally always converted to jpg (from RAW) in Aperture and put those into Photomatix, then I convinced myself that using tiffs would give photomatix more info to work with. Then I read that Trey said he liked using jpegs into photomatix so I switched back. What's your take?

r.coppola said...

will you be covering hdr from a single (hdr) image/picture?

Anonymous said...

Hi Rick. I'd like to know how you keep skin tones neutral in an HDR image instead of looking "cartoonish"

cycle11111 said...

I am always wrestling with source image alignment especially for nature landscapes with lots of trees. How you deal with this would be awesome

Jo Garrett said...

What is the difference between the enhancer, cmpressor and fusion? which type of photos are they best for?

charleyp said...

i use DXO for raw processing any thoughts on how to use that with Photomatrix

Al Marsh said...

I'm starting to get confused on when to use HDR. You always seek out a high contrast situation, beat up buildings, or a junkyard, right? But yours looks great and it is in a low contrast room. The only contrast is out the window.

Paul Waldo said...

Hi Rick, thanks so much for your work in the community. It is truly appreciated!

I have a suggestion for your discussion. I have both Photomatix and Nik HDR Efex. It is my impression that Photomatix, in the hands of an HDR Ninja like you, is the Ferrari of HDR. I am the Grasshopper, you are Master Po :-) So, most of the time though, I use Nik, because the controls are more intuitive. I just can't get an intuative feel for what the sliders do. I'd love to see a segment that really drives home what the different Photomatix controls *mean*. Otherwise, it's just random fiddling, which usually produces less-than-satisfactory results.

I'm really looking forward to the unveiling!

Mark said...

Rick, thanks for this!

I'd like to know how best to eliminate halos while still being able to keep the sky a deep blue...or maybe this can only be done by blending layers in PS afterward?

Either way, I can't wait to watch this great sounding video.