Welp, for my first blog post ever, I thought I’d share a video I made recently that shows how I would quickly blend multiple exposures for interior photography post processing. If you’re new to my page and my type of photography, I’m glad you made it here and are reading this post! Interior photography is a wonderful field of photography that encompasses a wide range of techniques in order to produce a quality looking image. There is a major difference between my technique for shooting and processing Real Estate photography vs. my professional Interior photography. In this video I show you how to process an image with only ambient frames. Meaning I did not add any supplemental lighting to the scene. My process bounces between Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, so if you are interested in following along, make sure you have these programs ready and up to date.
Alongside these programs, I’m also using a luminosity mask generator. Luminosity masking is a fairly advanced technique used to generate masks based on the brightest and darkest pixels in the images. These masks range from very wide selections, to very narrow selections, allowing for very targeted blending techniques which can be very hard to replicate with automated HDR software. I use the TK Actions panel by Tony Kuiper found here http://goodlight.us/writing/actionspanelv6/panelv6.html Traditionally, this type of processing was used mainly for landscape photography, but as the demand for higher quality interior photography has grown, many people are using this technique for hand blending photos. There are many alternatives to TK Actions Panel, but I would highly recommend this panel as well as the accompanying video instructional series as it is vital to understanding how to blend images.