HDR Photography w/ HDR Efex Pro II & Lightroom Using Sony A99 II Image Files!

In this quick article I’m going to show you how I create HDR Photos using HDR Efex Pro II and Lightroom in a Video Tutorial style format. Below the video tutorial will be all the high resolution HDR Photography Sample Photos for your pixel peeping pleasure.

This process is incredible easy and fairly quick as well. There are many different ways to do this type of editing, so I wanted to show you how I do it these days being more time sensitive oriented in my process. I just don’t have the time to play with photos forever like I used to, so I came up with a faster way to process these HDR files and I think the result are awesome overall. More time can then be spent polishing if desired, but for just a few minutes work, the HDR photos look really great if you ask me.

For these photos I used the currently in hand, Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens. For this type of photography the camera and lens combo is nothing short of killer! Sharpness, color, distortion control, and detail are all amazing.

My Sony A99 II Review is Now Up Here >>

HDR Photography w/ HDR Efex Pro II & Lightroom using Sony A99 II Raw Files

Be sure to select the best quality on this video and go full screen for the best viewing experience!

HDR Photos

Be sure to click the images for the ~2500px high res versions. You can also view on Flickr Here if you like >>

Sony A99 II w/ 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens @ F/11, 16mm
Sony A99 II w/ 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens @ F/11, 16mm
Basha Kill - HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Basha Kill – HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Basha Kill - HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Basha Kill – HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Basha Kill - HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Basha Kill – HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
HDR Photography using HDR Efex Pro II
HDR Photography using HDR Efex Pro II
HDR Photography using HDR Efex Pro II
HDR Photography using HDR Efex Pro II
Hot Dog Stand - HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Hot Dog Stand – HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Ellenville - HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Ellenville – HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Creepy House - HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Creepy House – HDR Photo w/ Sony A99 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens

Fallsburgh Falls:

Sony A99 II w/ 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens @ F/16, 16mm
Sony A99 II w/ 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens @ F/16, 16mm

Closing Remarks

I really hope you guys got something out of this HDR Photography tutorial type article. I had a lot of fun creating this tutorial, taking the photos, and processing them, so give this a try if you are interested. I really think you will be amazed at the results you can achieve with relative ease using this basic formula that I have been using.

The Sony A99 II worked awesome for HDR Photography due to the powerful multiple exposure bracketing features it offers, including the self timer with bracketing feature in particular!
Please let me know what you think of this article and the photos, so I can learn for next time and possible refine my methods a bit. I’m not afraid to hear some criticism, so don’t hold back!

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Thanks again for checking in, and please have a wonderful day,
Jay

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