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Plug In with Nik: A Photographer’s Guide to Creating Dynamic Images with Nik Software by John Batdorff

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Chapter 5. HDR Efex Pro 2

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“A View from The Eye,” London, England, 2012Canon Mark III 35mm 1/125 @ f/5.6 ISO 500

Never has there been a technique as loved, hated, and simultaneously misunderstood as high dynamic range (HDR). HDR is nothing new. It has been practiced by the masters for decades in the darkroom and has now found its way into the mainstream. Truth be told, a few years ago I might have dreaded writing this chapter because I didn’t use HDR Efex Pro very often. But since its reincarnation and the release of version 2, it has become an essential part of my image processing. This program’s algorithm has been redesigned to create very realistic, ...

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