Saturday, October 27, 2012

Free HDR Softwares

Here's my list of the best free HDR softs. All of them are totally free softwares however some are stripped down and have some functions disabled and have restrictions.

Luminance HDR

Supports Raw
Merge more than 3 exposures
Auto and manual Alignment
9 tone-mapping algorithm to choose from
Single image tone-mapping
Supports tabs view
Rotate, resize, and cropping
Reads transer exif data
Absolutely free no restrictions and watermarks
Available for Linux, Mac, and Windows

not very user-friendly
no live view you have to render to see resulting image

Website and Download

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Making HDR using a single photo

After (straight HDR not tone-mappped yet)
     HDR or High Dynamic Range imaging is a process of taking multiple photos of a single scene in
different exposure ranges and combining them in post to show all the exposure ranges not usually
captured in normal photos. Usually at least three exposures, the highs, the correctly exposed then one with
the lows. The highs will enhance the bright areas of the photo. The lows will be enhancing the shadows.

    HDR photography has created quite a stir in photography world for a few years since it became popular.
Some photographers says its cheating, while on the other side of the fence they say it's just the same as what photographers do on post production. And there are also taking of sides on the pro HDR regarding the overdone HDR's.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You don't have to buy high-end photo editing software

            Complaining about the lack of functionalities, plugins, actions your free consumer grade
photo editor? Well I did. And It always unsatisfied of the presets and always wanting to have more control.
I asked, searched for the best free photo editing software and one stood out.

A video I made for Naga Longboard Department

Just a short music video I made for a Longboarding crew. All shot handheld. I'm still working on stabilising my shots, I'm getting better.

Naga City's First Charity Mass Skate Run (March 17, 2012) from murk on Vimeo.
Longboard Rinconada and Naga Longboard Department's effort to unite longboarders in Bicol through this

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Naga City's Porta Mariae

Porta Mariae
"Perpetual Doors to Ina"
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The Porta Mariae. Stands at 11 meters tall and 18 meters wide at the top is the brass image of "Ina" as called by us Bicolanos or The Lady of Pe├▒afrancia. Located at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Naga City in

My first baby photo shoot

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My First Post

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I took this one a long time ago. One of my first HDR attempts. It's a photo of the office tower of the Naga City Public Market tower now Naga City People's Mall.

Hello World!

My first post.
I created this blog to share my progress in trying to learn photography and filming. I started a year ago and has been learning and enjoying it ever since. I also hope to find like minded people and exchange stories, experiences and ideas.