Lightroom Tutorial: HDR Look with a Single Image

- November 8, 2016


This is a Lightroom Tutoiral on how to get the HDR look without having to merge multiple photos together. The concept is simple – we’re going to pull back the details in the highlights and in the shadows to get the effect of having a larger dynamic range. To do this, we’re going to use the Highlight and the Shadow sliders. By pulling back the Highlights slider, and pushing forward the Shadow slider, we’re able to pull back a lot of the details at the ends of the tonal spectrum. You do not have to push the sliders to the end, but we’re going to do that for the sake of this demonstration. Lastly, we’re going to use the Split Toning feature to give more dramatic colors to the image.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR
Canon EF 24-105 f/4 IS L
Canon EF 50 f/1.8
Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L
Zoom H1 Recorder
CamerCanon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch i5
Adobe Premier Pro
AKG Perception 220 Condenser Microhpone
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Comments (107)

  • Thanks for the nice tutorial. Everyone's taste may be different. You have shown the way how to transform image to HDR.

    Joshi Dharmesh - 4 months ago

  • Amazing tutorial! I'll give it a try for sure! BTW, do you know if it is possible to get a hdr toning like this, using just the lighroom:

    Great job man! =D

    glaubew - 6 months ago

  • Thank you!

    Jenny M. - 8 months ago

  • talk too much no much tutorial

    Edward Gil - 14 months ago

  • beautifullll

    Dimas Prayoga - 15 months ago

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