Video on HDR Processing here
A. Open up Photoshop. File > automate
B. Hit the browse button. Select photos > last import. Get the five images with the five different exposures pressing command + mouse click.
C. Let Photoshop do it's thing to align the layers.
D. A box will come up. Use the presets on the top right to find what you like the best. "More saturated" emulates Trey Ratcliff's style the most but it's up to you as the artist to choose what you like.
E. Make sure the layers are totally aligned by pressing "get rid of ghosts".
F. Press "done" when you're happy with what you have.
G. Save as lastname-firstname-HDR-Compositional-rule (such as moncure-kelly-hdr-leadingline.jpg) in both PSD and JPG for yourself on your desktop, and a jpeg for grading in 12-15-2016 HDR Landscape folder in the shared folder RBV-Class1 > 231Common > Period #. You will have five images total.
Remember: Rule of Thirds, Framing, Leading Line, Symmetry and Crop.
Indicate which photograph is which composition.
H. Create a blog post on your website named "HDR Compositions".
I. Put each BEFORE and AFTER photo for each photograph in the website along with a caption of what the compositional rule is. The before photo will be the one with 0.0 exposure and have in the caption what the ISO, aperture and shutter speed is.
***please note- on the website, it will say to upgrade to the pro site if your image is above 10 MB. To resize your photograph, open it up in Photoshop, go to image > image size and change the width to 8 inches to make it smaller. Resave your work as lastname-firstname-HDR-compositionalrule-SMALLER.jpg so that you know it's the resized one. Make sure you are handing in to the common drive the original one!
J. Have an explanation underneath the photographs on how you created your HDR photographs (including what HDR stands for), what you did to create the photographs with the exposures and that it was on a tripod, and the steps you took in Photoshop to create the final work.
Kelly Moncure, the teacher of creative, smart and strong photography students!