HDR Video Tutorial – Pt. 1

Another first for the PWP site, a video tutorial.  I receive requests all of the time to show how I process my raw files into HDR images.  I am going to be writing a complete tutorial on this but I thought I would also do a video tutorial for those that want to see the process in action.  I am going to be doing this in two parts.  Part one shows how I go about creating the HDR image using three different exposures of the same scene using the Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop.  This is my preferred method and I explain why in the video.  So give it a watch and let me know what you think but be kind, it is my first attempt at this. 🙂


If you are having trouble viewing the embedded video, you can follow this link to the video on YouTube.


  1. Mike Palmer says:

    Excellent job Jeff—

  2. Mike Palmer says:

    Hey, do you add clarity, sharpen before you tonemap, or merge HDR, save, Tonemap, save, back thru camera raw clarity, sharpen etc…finish in CS3

  3. I enjoy your blog. Great Job! However, what happen to the video?

  4. Thanks Rick, I’m glad you like the blog. So what did you mean by “what happened to the video?” I have talked to a couple of people that said it worked just fine for them. Are you having trouble viewing it? I will put the link for it under the embedded video. Maybe that will help.


  5. Mike Clemons says:

    Hey Jeff.. great tutorial, the link from the screen didn’t work, said it was no longer available, but the link on the bottom worked fine.

    how do we get to part 2.. the tonemaping etc…?

    love your site… it’s on the daily read list now.

  6. Hi Jeff
    Thanks! That was clear, quick and to the point! I’m looking forward to Part 2.

  7. Hi,

    Thanks for the video tutorial. It’s interesting to see how HDR images are done without the use of the popular Photomatix which most HDR tutorials seem to be based on.
    Looking forward to part two.


  8. I hope I’m not too late in answering the tut. Great job in explaining the how to go about it, I say Thank you Jrff


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