HDR - workflow and tips?Sorry to chime in again about this again and look for your help but we're trying to 'up our game' and are shooting RAW for the first time.
I've several bracketed RAW files (Barrel fisheye from a Sigma/D200) which we took to get the most detail from the windows and shadows. That leaves me with 4 images per room shot at 3 to 5 different exposure levels.
Should I adjust levels , colour balance etc etc on each barrel image BEFORE I create each equirectangular image or should I only do post-production on the final HDR pano?
My RAW files are very dark. I did a little research and read that this is nayural enough for RAW files. Indeed Picassa shows them at the more "correct" exposures. Is that accurate?
What do you recommend as the best workflow to end up with nice HDR images. I was thinking.
A. Process all RAW images as TIFF.
B. Stitch and end up with several equirectangular TIF images
C. Import into a HDR/Tone mapping application
I know it seems like a lot of work but it's enjoyable and I'd like them to be fine looking images.