Webinar: Blue Hour Photography

Webinar: Blue Hour Photography

Have you seen those perfectly illuminated, evening shots of cities with cool blue, pink and magenta hues? In this recorded webinar, PaintShop Professional George Kurzik explains blue hour photography and demonstrates advanced editing techniques to enhance your photos.

In this comprehensive webinar, George will take you through equipment, camera settings, HDR processing and final editing using PaintShop Pro. Topics include:

  • What is Blue Hour? Brief introduction to time of day and lighting
  • What Equipment is Needed? Discussion of equipment required for long-exposure photography
  • Camera Settings such as shutter speeds, bracketing settings, and remote settings
  • HDR Processing in PaintShop Pro: Taking 5 separate exposures of the same image through HDR processing
  • Final Editing in PaintShop Pro: Final edits to include spot removal, tone mapping, brightness/contrast, fill light, etc.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (3)

  • mac Neblett Reply

    will this work on IOS

    January 27, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Mac,

      Our best suggestion would be to give it a try! The principles of this tutorial are applicable to iPhones and other mobile devices. That said, while phone cameras continue to get more and more impressive, some of the more advanced and particular settings needed (shutter, aperture, and long-exposure settings for instance) are generally not configurable enough outside of a dedicated DSLR camera.

      Discovery Center Team

      February 4, 2020 at 8:50 pm
  • Stanley Johnston Reply

    When doing the HDR photo editing in PSP replacing the greening blue glow from the bridge lights with a more red lighting effect, you forgot to change the reflection of that light on the bridge tower. I know not necessary to get the effect across to the webinar participants to give them creative ideas. But when I see stuff like this on webinars it leaves me with the feeling of incompleteness.

    January 23, 2020 at 8:03 pm

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