The Polar Route

Shooting and Editing Photos

Shooting and Editing Photos Part 7: HDR Photos with Moving Subjects

5 Feb , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

This is an HDR photograph edited using the techniques described in this guide. This photo was a challenge to edit because of the moving cars – you can’t combine three pictures worth of moving objects and have everything come out looking good. Here’s what the cars looked like immediately after I ran Photomatix to combine […]

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Shooting and Editing Photos Part 6: Useful Photoshop Hints

5 Feb , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

Part 5 was a comprehensive look at using Photoshop to edit your photos. All you ever really need to know is in that section, but if you’re just craving more… well you got it! In this section, I’ll talk about some more useful Photoshop techniques: Shadows / Highlights Adjustment The difference between the Clone Tool […]

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Shooting and Editing Photos Part 5: A Comprehensive Photoshop Guide

27 Jan , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

Photoshop is powerful, and there’s no limit to what you can do with a photo with the right know how. All that photo editing power means Photoshop can be pretty complex, but I’ll show you how to simplify things. Before we go further, I always try to keep these two concepts in mind: Have an […]

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Shooting and Editing Photos Part 4: Finding Realism with HDR Editing

10 Jan , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

The above photo is a 3 exposure HDR photograph put together in Photomatix and edited in Photoshop. The exposures were captured as described in Part 2, and the files were saved as described in Part 3. Maybe you’ll disagree, but to my eye the photo above looks completely real. For comparison’s sake here’s the original, […]

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Shooting and Editing Photos Part 3: Editing Styles and Preparing Your Files

5 Jan , 2013
Created by Ed Graham

Shooting captures the moment. Editing recreates the feel These pictures of Shanghai were captured about a year ago. I was pretty jetlagged thanks to the 10 hour time zone difference, and I figured I’d have a better time exploring The Bund at sunrise rather than sleeplessly staring at the ceiling of my hostel. I’m glad […]

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