Archive for the 'Exposure Fusion' Category

Exposure Fusion/Flash Hybrid – A Secret Weapon For Beginning Real Estate Photographers

October 8th, 2012

After talking to some beginner interior photographers lately I think it is time to recycle some of the old exposure fusion/flash hybrid posts that we’ve done here on PFRE in the last couple of years. Here is why: While multiple small flashes is without a doubt the way to shoot for optimal results, this is technique is […]

Interesting New Bracket Processing Feature in Lightroom 4.1

June 27th, 2012

If you shoot brackets, have Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5 or CS6 you need to checkout Matt Kloskowski’s video on a cool new feature in Lightroom 4.1 over at This is indeed a killer Lightroom tip! Thanks Matt! And thanks Sonny  Epps for pointing Matt’s post out. Here is an overview of what Matt shows […]

What Software Do You Use for HDR or Enfuse Post-processing?

March 11th, 2012

Back when I did the polls on post-processing several readers asked me to poll everyone to see what people use for processing HDR. So here you have it. My sense (confirmed by the poll on the left) is that more people are using Exposure Fusion (not really the same as HDR, some times called blending) […]

Which DSLRs Have The Best Auto Exposure Bracketing Features?

July 27th, 2011

Last week Dave Baxter, in upstate New York, told me that he was inspired by all the talk here on the blog about Exposure Fusion and wanted to know which camera body would be the best for shooting auto exposure brackets (AEB). While I knew that the recent Nikon DSLRs would shoot 8 EV of […]

Blending Flash and Ambient Frames for The Best of Both Worlds

April 24th, 2011

Note: that this post is by Iran Watson a Realtor/real estate photographer in the North Metro Atlanta area. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how I use the “Flash/Ambient Hybrid” technique when photographing interiors. Although it sounds somewhat complicated on the surface, the concept is really quite simple. The execution, however, […]

New Revelation About Noise: ISO 160 May Have Less Noise Than ISO 100!

March 1st, 2011

Thanks to Fred Lord for pointing out this recent article over at that tests the noise in images taken over the whole range of ISO settings. Conventional wisdom has always been that with all DSLRs the lower the ISO the lower the noise. This test shows that this may not be completely true. For […]

New Sony A55 Has HDR like In-Camera Processing

October 10th, 2010

PFRE reader Jukka Töyli of Tampere, Finland sent me some images from a pre-production Sony Alpha A55 that he is testing for Sony of Finland. This Sony model was announced in late August. The feature that Jukka’s images demonstrates is a new implementation of in camera “HDR”. The press release describes this feature as follows: […]

Photomatix 4.0: Still The Gold Standard for HDR and EF

October 3rd, 2010

Last week HDRsoft released version 4.0 of what has pretty much become the “gold standard” for doing HDR and Exposure Fusion for real estate photography. This new version has the following major new features: A selective de-ghosting tool that allows you to selectively decide which image and part of an image to take for the […]