Archive for the 'HDR/EF' Category

Aurora HDR vs LR/Enfuse

October 17th, 2018

Ever since Aurora HDR 2019 was released and everyone was raving about how much the HDR processing has improved, I’ve been interested to see how it compares to LR/Enfuse. I tried it and it looks pretty good to me but I asked Simon Maxwell in London (the author of the Enfuse e-book and video series) […]

Bracketing with Flash for Exposure Fusion and HDR – Revisited

March 20th, 2018

Jeff says: I will start off by saying that I shoot in HDR (hoping to get into HDR/flash hybrid shooting eventually) the majority of the time. My question is, why do I still get glare from the windows around the edges? Even if its a cloudy day, I still get that kind of glowing blue-white […]

What Is the Best Way to Control White Balance When Shooting HDR or Enfuse?

August 22nd, 2017

Charlie in Illinois asks: I bracket my photos and the white balance of the merged pictures is rarely accurate. I currently don’t change the white balance of the RAW files in Lightroom before exporting to Photomatix. Should I? Since each bracketed photo can have a different white balance, I wonder if that’s the reason my […]

Bracketing With Flash For Exposure Fusion and HDR

December 8th, 2016

I’m amazed by the number of people I talk to that are shooting brackets for Exposure Fusion and HDR that don’t use flash. If you shot brackets a single flash simplifies your post-processing! Over the years I’ve gotten a number of questions asking how to shoot brackets with flash. Below is my approach. The first question is: […]

The Second Edition Of Simon Maxwell’s Enfuse E-book Is Now Available

June 28th, 2016

I’m proud to announce that Simon Maxwell and I have finished the Second Edition of Simon’s e-book that used to be called Enfuse For Real Estate Photography and is now called Enfuse and Hand Blending In Photoshop For Real Estate Photography. We changed the name of the e-book slightly because Simon has added four chapters on the […]

Warning: The Lightroom 6.4/cc 2015.4 Update Kills Photomatix Pro

January 28th, 2016

Michael Baxley  just pointed out that: Warn readers to NOT update Lightroom 6.4 because it kills Photomatix Pro. The support page says engineers are working on a fix. I just got my update notice today (January 27, 2015). Update Jan, 29, 2016: I just verified Michael’s report above. I upgraded to Lightroom cc 2015.4 and […]

What Do You Think Of AuroraHDR Pro?

December 31st, 2015

Jay, long time reader recently ask the following: I was wondering if you could put out a question on your blog. I just downloaded Aurora HDR Pro yesterday (it was released in November and only works on Macs) and I’m curious if anyone has had any experience with it. Maybe you already posted something about […]

What Can Real Estate Photographers Do To Control The Color Problems When Shooting HDR?

October 4th, 2015

Soo recently asked: I am a real estate agent and photographer. I like to do my own photos and I have a Nikon D750 with a 16-35mm lens. I use Photomatix for HDR for the convenience and Photoshop to edit. However, I have never learned how to get rid of the yellow color cast nicely […]

Does The New Merge to HDR Feature In Lightroom Replace LR/Enfuse

May 26th, 2015

Dwayne asked the following: I have used Photoshop from it’s first edition. Now I have the new Photoshop CC along with Lightroom CC. I’ve never used Lightroom before but have seen a lot about Enfuse. My question is: now that LR has it’s own “Merge to HDR”, do I really need LR/Enfuse? The LR version […]

We’ve Made Some Improvements To The Enfuse Video Series

May 15th, 2015

This last week we’ve made a couple important improvements to the Enfuse For Real Estate Photography video series: Downloadable video files: When we launched the Enfuse video series we got some complaints that the video was streamable only and that at the time you couldn’t download the videos to your tablet or laptop so that if […]

What Do You Think About The New HDR Processing In Lightroom CC/Adobe Camera RAW?

April 23rd, 2015

New HDR Processing Is In ACR: A feature of Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6/ACR that is probably getting the most attention is the HDR feature (at least from real estate photographer). First of all, as Julieanne’s video shows this HDR feature is not in Lightroom at all, it’s in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) 9. This means this feature […]

Which Camera Has The Best In-Camera HDR?

February 11th, 2015

Tour Guide recently asked the question: Have you ever done a post on what is the best in-camera HDR and if it is an acceptable quality for real estate photography? The best answer I’ve found is over at The video to the right answers the same question. Their answer is the Canon 5DMkIII is […]

New PFRE Media Publication Coming Soon: Enfuse For Real Estate Photography

October 12th, 2014

Simon Maxwell, in London and I have been working hard for the last several months on a new upcoming PFRE Media publication. It will be an e-book titled Enfuse For Real Estate Photography. Long time PFRE blog readers know Simon from his series of Lightroom video tutorials which have been very popular. I am excited […]

Bracketing With Flash For Exposure Fusion and HDR – Revisited

January 27th, 2014

I think it is time to revisit the subject of the hybrid flash/bracketing. I’ve talked to people recently that seemed offended when I pointed out that adding a single manual flash to their bracket shooting could improve the quality of their results. We’ve talked about this several times on the blog since the summer of […]

Photomatix 5.0 Released – What’s New?

November 27th, 2013

HDRsoft Recently release a new version of Photomatix. This software is very popular with real estate photographers. So what’s new? Here’s a condensed list: New Tone Mapping method named Contrast Optimizer. It gives realistic looking results, while preserving details in shadows and highlights. New Fusion method intended for real estate photographers. It is designed to […]