Category: Magic Lantern

  • Panoramic HDR Experiment

    Why do they allow an ugly tent there?, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I went out with my tripod to shoot a structured panorama in at least 3 by 2. I made it 4 by 2 but it was not convincing. Because I also experimented… Another thing I wanted to try was a panorama […]

  • Under the bridge

    Under the bridge, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. For the Flickr group Cliche Saturday I made this HDR. Magic Lantern helped me out with 9 brackets, HDR Efex, Dfine and Colour Efex from Nik software made postprocessing easy. I think you can see everything which makes a great HDR: Textures Difficult lighting conditions Strong […]

  • Taking and making pictures

    Raindot, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. You may read these lines because you wondered why the title of this post is taking and making. Well, actually the difference is enormous. Look at the picture above. It was taken yesterday, I had some slight postprocessing with Nik Color Efex going on to recover the details […]

  • Silky fountain HDR

    Silky fountain HDR, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. On my photowalk this evening I thought about long time exposures of water. I like that silky smooth look. I wondered if the effect would still be there in an HDR. Well, see for yourself. Magic lantern made 9 exposures and HDR Efex did the rest.

  • Faded train romance without trains

    I have been on the tracks for you last weekend. I enjoy making the HDRs look nice first and then give them a faded look lately. And I think that I finally get where I want with the colors. I used brackets of three exposures using Magic Lantern. Curve into the past, a photo by […]

  • A roman villa

    A roman villa, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. On our trip to “Blood for blood” we met this restaurated remains of a roman villa. And I cannot drive by any ruins without stopping… The trusted Magic Lantern took 9 exposures and I used 7.

  • Blood for Blood: HDRs in a lost place

    Lost and abandoned places are wonderful if you want to shoot HDRs. HDRs are a nightmare if there are people in the shot. So there has to be some postprocessing in lightroom and photoshop.

  • Wide angle HDR

    Wide angle HDR

    Karlskirche with art by Henry Moore, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. The HDR process seems to be also a wonderful way to reuse that ultra wide angle lens I own. Typically the heavy distortions make nice pictures impossible, so you have to use some arty technique to make them bearable for the viewer. I […]

  • How to install Magic Lantern in some easy steps

    I had to install Magic Lantern again, because I formatted the card where it ran from. Because people always ask or look for it, I decided to write a short list of things you have to do. And the good thing is: I can look it up too 🙂 Basically the whole Magic Lantern Setup […]

  • Reading

    Reading, a photo by stst31415 on Flickr. I always wanted to make a HDR of a person. Problem was: People get washed away and look like zombies. So what did I do? Let’s leave aside that I took 9 (!) exposures with magic lantern. Let’s also oversee the fact that they were in steps of […]