Joel Grimes "Portrait Photography on Location" Lesson 1 - Strobed HDR 32 Bit Processing
Follow Joel into the field as he shows you how to create an HDR portrait using both strobes and ambient light, by bracketing the ISO as the exposure variable. This lesson will allow you to create a 32 bit file, expanding your exposure latitude with jaw-dropping results, especially in the tonal values of a black and white image.
"In this video tutorial Joel demonstrates his 32-bit, HDR technique. Some of the topics covered are: Bit-depth explained, comparison of 8, 12, 14, 16, and 32-bit files; the advantages of working with a 32-bit depth file; challenges of photographing outdoors; modifiers he uses (octaboxes, umbrellas, grids); his equipment overview (from cameras, lenses, and tripods to light stands, cases, and sandbags); and traveling with equipment. The video portion of the behind the scenes will give you a visual understanding of how he uses this 32-bit HDR technique. It includes three different subjects in outdoor locations. First is Monica at Watson Lake, next is Don at his junkyard, and lastly, a young woman in a wooded area. In the last part of this video tutorial Joel shows his step by step post-production workflow. Joel's process is consistent with the other videos. In this post-production workflow He uses Adobe Camera Raw, along with Photoshop to create his signature style portraits we are familiar with. Joel emphasizes the need to stay up-to-date with the latest computer programs (newest versions of Photoshop), because new tools are constantly being created and by staying up-to-date, you'll be on top of the latest advancements in the creative process. This video will help you learn this incredible technique and help open doors to your creativity that you never thought were possible and by the end you will be a 32-Bit believer." - Steve Slate
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Run Time: 1 hour 7 minutes