I love the look of some HDR images so thought whilst I was having a lazy afternoon with the missus I would have a play around with the idea of it. I grabbed a picture I made my friend “Housemate Dave” pose for recently and had a play.
I chucked the image in ViewNX2 initially and saved 5 jpegs, at -2/-1/0/+1/+2 exposure. I then chucked these into Photoshop CS5 and played around with the differing values until I was happy with the uber realism washed out look of it. I then seperately extracted the background and added some heavy Gaussian blur to seperate that from the actual subject.
Overall result, really happy!
Any tips on how I can improve this?
Focal Length: 92mm
Lens: Nikkor55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Exposure Comp: -5.0EV
Flash: Yungnao 468II used as a slave set up on a tripod with a diffuser