Malia Campbell Photography

Seattle Real Estate Photography by Malia Campbell

A 90 second look at how I process


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Written by Malia Campbell Photography

March 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Posted in HDR Tutorials, How To, Video

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  1. Beautiful!


    March 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    • Oooh, great article. Is that what you do? I’ve thought about doing manual merging but think it’s too much work/takes too much time. I’m going to time myself on my next shoot to see, start to finish, how long it takes to process an image (and an entire shoot). If I remember…

      TulipChain Photography

      March 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  2. Hey Malia,

    Could you repost the video more as a tutorial?

    Perhaps a little slower with a description of what you’re doing at each step?

    Would be great!



    March 1, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    • Hey Rodirigo,

      Yep, I’ve been saying FOREVER that I’m going to put a “how to do hdr” tutorial together and this is the first step. Stay tuned…. :)

      TulipChain Photography

      March 2, 2010 at 7:26 am

    • If I have some time today I’ll try and redo this video to slow it down and, if not narrate, then write out the steps I’m taking.

      TulipChain Photography

      March 2, 2010 at 7:27 am

    • Okay, I redid the video, this time a little slower and with (ugh) narration. You can see it here.

      TulipChain Photography

      March 2, 2010 at 9:11 am

      • Awesome. This really helps. My photoshop skills are about 1/100th of my photography skills. And I need to get up to speed. More and more I’m finding myself having to be in and out of properties very quickly. Agents don’t like me taking up to an hour for a shoot so I can’t use lights. I’m finding myself doing HDR more and more.

        Anyway, a couple of questions, which might sound basic.

        – When you talk about “air brushing”, what do you mean?
        – I know how to remove overall colour casts, but what do you do when there’s several different colours? – I had to shoot a room with massive windows and wooden floors so one side of the room had a blue cast from the windows and it progressively changed to red/orange due to the light reflecting off the wood onto the ceiling and walls.

        Thanks! :)

        Also, for some reason your videos don’t work with Google Chrome (both PC & Mac).


        March 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm

        • Ooh, these are good questions. I’ll put together a tutorial for both!

          Air brushing is using the paint brush to paint color back in. I use “normal”, “color burn”, and “color” a lot to help control color casts and to pop the color.

          Viveza is the easiest way to control color in the way you describe. I’m too cheap to buy Viveza for the Mac so I fake it. Broadly select the area you want to control (use any selection tool you want), feather the selection and then adjust the color or saturation to wherever it needs to be. The trick here is to remember to feather the selection so that it looks more natural. I’ll try to put a tutorial together for this either later tonight or sometime tomorrow.

          TulipChain Photography

          March 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

          • Awesome



            March 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm

            • Okay I lied… The tutorials probably won’t get done until early next week. But I promise they’re coming!

              TulipChain Photography

              March 3, 2010 at 8:42 pm

  3. So I was looking at your flickr stream more closely. The more I look at it, the more I like your images. I’m looking forward to your tutorials!


    March 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    • Hey, thanks Rodrigo! That’s really nice to hear, especially today when my confidence in my photography is really taking a hit. :S

      TulipChain Photography

      March 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm

  4. Hi!

    I’d love to see this video slowed down too but the link above isn’t working. Is it anywhere else?


    June 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

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