Photographer's Living Room by tdaug80

Photographer's Living Room

My get-pushed partner challenged me to photograph indoor architecture, with optional bracketing. This is a composite of two images, one exposed for the interior of the room and one for the window. Selecting just the right parts of the window in the editing was a challenge with all of the amaryllis leaves in front, but I'm happy with the result.
@adi314 I did the photo combining by pasting in the window from an underexposed image. It might have been easier to use an HDR tool, but I thought it would be more instructive to do it "by hand."
February 20th, 2019  
very nicely done - the lighting in the end result is very even.
February 20th, 2019  
@tdaug80 Well done Frogger
February 21st, 2019  
love the pop of red
February 21st, 2019  
perfect red cushions
February 21st, 2019  
Super impressed. I really do need to learn how to make a composite picture. I don't have PS, but there must be a way on the software I do have available. Seamless. Super shot and loving the flash of red.
February 21st, 2019  
@casablanca Having the software is just a start. It's a rather long learning curve. I've been following an online course on Lynda.com to learn to use Photoshop Elements. Someone on this site mentioned GIMP that is a free open-source photo editor. Still, there is the learning.
February 21st, 2019  
@tdaug80 I have Affinity but only understand about 1% of it, I think! The tutorials are all on videos and it depends on who made them and with which version as to whether I can follow them or not. But I should probably set aside some time at some point to try and learn. I do like the results. I often feel like I am the wrong generation for all this tech wizardry!
February 21st, 2019  
I'm thinking that one more image with a longer exposure for the interior could have helped bring out the details in the dark areas. I might still be able to do that with the "brighten shadows" guided edit...OK, did that. The result is in my Alternates album. https://365project.org/tdaug80/alternates/2019-02-20
February 21st, 2019  
very cool - HDR might have given you some odd ghosting there - I use GIMP and it's like photoshop and mostly I use photoshop videos and sort of work out what to do in GIMP.

You could have completed an HDR using bracketed shots and then added the windows in from a different shot There are different ways of using the three bracketed shots to create HDR images
February 21st, 2019  
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