Recently I wrote a small photoshop technique article covering image blending for Popular Photography magazine and thought it might be of interest to readers of my blog. I don’t blend images all the time but it’s a nice technique to have up your sleeve when an image isn’t captured perfectly in camera. The above top image is straight out of the camera from Liffey Falls, Tasmania and was slightly under exposed which meant detail was lost around the foliage area near the waterfall itself. I used image blending in the bottom half of the image to bring out detail of the foliage area whilst not blowing out the highlights of the waterfall itself.
These are just a few things that I take into account before going on a shoot. They aren’t rocket science I’ll admit and are actually quite simple but I hope they help a little.