2016 HDR Contest Winners

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Aug 042014

“One of the features in HDR Expose 3 our customers tell us outperforms our competition is the Merge Key Frame feature that makes de-ghosting amazingly accurate. In this image, taken after sunset, of a young couple drinking in Half Dome at Yosemite’s Glacier Point gives a great illustration. In the middle of frame of the three-frame bracket sequence the young woman on the right turned her head to look at her boyfriend. I selected a frame where she was looking at Half Dome as the key frame and Expose 3 eliminated the movement. Really neat!”

– John Santoro

“The following image,  of Half Dome at sunset, shows HDR Expose 3 delivering truly natural HDR processing results.”

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Image by John Santoro

To download the trial version or to order, click here or on the image below.
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May 252014

In this webinar photographer Richard Sisk demonstrates how to create stunning HDR Panoramas using the new Pano Prep Batch Processing feature in HDR Expose 3.1 and 3rd party stitching applications.



Nov 272013



I have the VR Drive, however this is a new version with greatly enhanced features and functionality. Learn more at:

Seitz VR Drive 


Sep 232013

This VR Tour HDR image was processed in HDR Expose 3 from Unified Color.

HDR Photography | Photo Editing Software & Programs by Unified Color

By the way, you can click full screen after the “Little planet” introduction. Be sure to have your speakers on…

 Thanks to Robert Barnes for posting a link to this VR Tour on his fine blog:

BGB • BARNES GALLERY BLOG | Behind the Scenes at Barnes Gallery

Thanks also to John Santoro for posting a link to this VR Tour on the Unified Color Website and Blog:

A Fantastic VR Minute – HDR In Motion

VR Tour © 2013 Richard Sisk

Apr 252013

HDR Panorama Tutorial – PhotoEngine & Autopano


Nov 142012

There are many things to like about the LizardQ!

First of all it is fast, second your iPhone may be used as the remote and third it is built like the professional tool that it is.

If you do VR photography on a high volume time critical basis, the LizardQ may very well serve your needs.


LizardQ is a professional camera system for quickly and automatically creating panoramic or full spherical (360°×180°)

images with high resolution and high dynamic range (HDR).

A professional digital camera with a precision-aligned fisheye lens provides high-quality raw images.

Our high-performance software automatically creates the panoramic or full spherical image from the raw data.


Jul 202012
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In this presentation by B&H Photo, Artyom Kamshilin from Promote Systems will help you get started with panoramic photography in High Dynamic Range. This presentation will cover gear choice, field techniques, and useful tips and tricks. A software post processing demo is given by panoramic photographer Joergen Geerds.

Apr 272012

This is obvious but essential. As tempting as it may be to shoot free hand (or from the hip),if you want good, sharp HDR images you need to stabilize your camera. Ideally, use a sturdy tripod, or in a pinch, set the camera down on a solid surface.



Second, some of your over exposed frames need to capture shadow details and you may actually be shooting at shutter speeds so long that you can have difficulties holding the camera steady. So in addition to creating problems aligning frames that shifted due to the camera changing position between frames, you may also have frames that are blurry due to long exposure times. These will have a negative affect on the merge process and image sharpness.In addition to a sturdy tripod or solid surface to mount the camera, you will also want to minimize any movement caused by you touching the camera between shots. This can be accomplished a number of ways, the easiest of which is to use the self timer or a cable release trigger to fire the camera. Another option that several professionals use is Promote Remote www.promotesystems.com. This device plugs-in to your camera and actually takes over the bracketing and exposure controls. This is a huge benefit for Canon shooters with cameras that only support 3 shot bracketing.Of course if you really want to get picky and you are shooting with a D-SLR, you’ll mount the camera on a weighted tripod with a sturdy ball head, put the camera in Mirror-Up mode and use the cable release or Promote Remote to fire the camera. This adds an extra delay between the moment the mirror goes up and when the shutter opens, reducing any additional vibration caused by the mirror flipping up and down.Don’t forget, if you are using Vibration Reduction, Image Stabilized or Steady Shot lenses, turn this feature off when the camera is attached to a tripod. You don’t want to induce lens movement when the camera isn’t moving.There are some promising new camera and sensor technologies on the horizon that will allow for very fast sequential exposures that may eventually get us to the point of having a virtual 1-click HDR series that can be captured freehand without the need for a tripod. Until then, its better to not hold your breath and just use the reliable tripod.


Feb 062012

“This week it was a real thrill for me to host a live webinar with photographer Richard Sisk to talk about HDR panoramic photography. Richard has been shooting panos professionally for many years and was able to share some of his legacy work as well as tips and techniques for creating digital HDR panoramas.”

John Omvik, Vice President of Marketing, Unified Color Technologies

HDR Panorama Photography with Richard Sisk Parts 1 &2 recorded on 1/31/2012

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“In this next tutorial photographer Richard Sisk shares his tips and techniques for creating stunning HDR Panoramas. In part 2 of 2 Richard demonstrates how he processes his stitched and merged 32-bit HDR Panoramas using HDR Expose 2.”

John Omvik, Vice President of Marketing, Unified Color Technologies

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Save 20% on the new HDR Expose 2 by clicking the link below:

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HDR Homes – Pushing the envelope: Pro HDR Photography for Real Estate!

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Nov 202011

If you have an interest in HDR photography for real estate you will want to visit HDRhomes:

Denver Real Estate Photography – HDR Homes

Image © 2011 HDR Homes, Denver, Colorado

Oct 312011

Laurence Grayson of Short Form Video in Sidney, Australia has created an excellent tutorial showing how he produces a stitched HDR panorama. Have a look:


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Apr 242011

GigaPan EPIC Pro Robotic Camera Mount Gains New Functions – HotHardware

Mar 132011

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Use discount code: “HDR360pro” to save 15% on any Nik software at the Nik store!

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Nov 252010

I have been making panoramas for eighteen years now. The vast majority were made using 6×17 format film. However, in the last several years, I have been working more and more with digital cameras and techniques. Also, I’ve done quite a bit of investigation into digital stitching and in particular, creating high resolution HDR panoramas. Just recently, the missing pieces of the panoramic HDR puzzle have arrived! I will share a few of the details here and in the near future I plan to post some detailed tutorials on this subject.

If you are new to digital stitching and want to create a high quality HDR panorama there are a few things to remember;

First of all, you need to have a panoramic tripod head adjusted so that the “Entrance pupil”, sometimes called the “Nodal point”, becomes the point around which the camera is rotated between shots. Next, I suggest that you shoot in RAW mode. Set your camera on manual everything! This is important because you do not want the focus, exposure, or color balance settings to shift as you make the exposures. Also, use some sort of camera remote cable to avoid vibrations as you make the exposures. Next, activate the auto-bracketing feature on your camera. I like to use “Live-view” to the set my focus, aperture and shutter settings. Before you begin shooting be sure your pano head is level and your focus is set!  Wait a bit for a calm moment, if it’s breezy. Lastly, make your exposure series!

Next time I’ll share a bit about stitching and HDR workflow.

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