HDR Retouch

Just working on a file RC gave us at photoshopuser.com
You can see RC’s work at www.aboutrc.com By the way, I like your new layout RC 


I personally don’t have a set process for creating High Dynamic Range images. Every image is a little different. Having said that I’ve really been digging Photoshop CS6′s built in HDR Pro. I still use Photomatix every now and then, but lately I’ve been using HDR Pro more. Enjoy the video I made of this creative process.

To create this image I used the following:
• Bridge CS6
• Camera RAW 7.3
• Photoshop CS6
• HDR Pro
• Manual retouching and adjustments
• Garagband to create music for the video


Here is the “before” image (above)

Here is the “after” image (above)


And here is the final cropped image (above)

Brian Rodgers Jr.

Brian Rodgers Jr. is a commercial advertising photographer based in South Bend Indiana. Brian has a wealth of commercial photography experience photographing everything from commercial portraits, RVs, large commercial vehicles, product and food photography, to multi-million dollar mansions. Furthermore, he has created brand images for national companies and his work has been published in various national and international publications including Photoshop User Magazine, Dentaltown Magazine, Incisal Edge Magazine, and the popular web based show "Photography Tips & Tricks" produced by Kelby Media Group to name a few. Brian’s overall body of work demonstrates a real cultivation of skills behind the lens as well as a wide array of cutting edge post production techniques. He provides his clients with exceptional images and ensures customer satisfaction through his relentless work ethic. Brian is not just a photographer, he is an artist. Retouching his own work allows him to deliver a product that reflects his vision as an artist. And his clients are never disappointed in his abilities to produce consistent, compelling images. Fun Fact: He shot his own portrait