Smart Objects Part Déux

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A while back I created a rather long and advanced movie tutorial. It shows you how to blend bracketed RAW files for maximum DR and minimal shadow noise via smart objects (for maximum edit-ability). I tried to slow down enough so you can keep up on the processes, I apologize if I sped along too fast. Also included in this tutorial are some quick techniques for final post processing. You will see a bit of dodging and burning, macro sharpening, and highlight recovery.

For this example I shot a water fall scene with my D3. My lens of choice was a Zeiss ZF 35mm f/2 at f/16, ISO 200, with multiple shutter speeds. After watching this tutorial you will have learned how to take multiple bracketed shots and blend them into a single file. This file will have exceptionally low noise and a wider range of pleasing tones. Now on to the movie ...

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