The photos for this tutorial were provided by Johan Jensen, Denmark.
When taking pictures in the late evening you are always confronted with the same problem: all shadows and dimly lit areas appear as one black splotch. Only brightly lit areas are visible (such as the sky or a body of water).
If you want a well-done photo of an evening landscape, take a series of photos at different exposures, and combine them into an HDR Image. To get the best result use AKVIS HDRFactory.
These images will be loaded into the program and processed automatically using the default settings (in this case the AKVIS Default preset). The result will be shown in the After tab.
For this tutorial we changed the Post Processing parameters: Brightness = 20, Contrast = 20, and Saturation = 50.
You can also add special effects to the resulting HDR-image in the Adjustment tab.
Finally, save the image by pressing .
Note: You can watch a video tutorial made by Johan Jensen here, or download the avi file from here.
Also you can download an archive of the original photos used in this tutorial.