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From RAW to Final: Icelandic Rock - The Video!

Hello everyone,

I've been finally able to track down a fast internet connection here in Spain so I could upload my behind-the-scenes video.

This video is in full HD (1920x1080) and almost 40 minutes long!

In it, I go over the following topics using the example of my 'Icelandic Rock' image:

  • Preparing for a photo shoot (photo trips), including several advance research methods
  • Composition choice(s) and long exposure technique
  • Camera equipment used for the 'Icelandic Rock' image
  • Camera shooting techniques (i.e. using shift movements, stitching multiple images)
  • Post Production techniques using Adobe Photoshop, NIK Multimedia Color Efex Pro 4 etc

I hope you'll enjoy the video and pick up a tip (or two!). Any and all comments, as well as questions, are not only welcomed but highly encouraged!


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Reader Comments (7)

Wow, thanks so much for the insights, all the work around making this RAW to Final video and sharing your knowledge with us Marc! Loved the part about the composition and honestly, I didnĀ“t know about Content Aware Scale ;) Opens a whole new dimension to me!! Cheers from Schleswig, Stefanie

July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStefanie Loges

Hi Marc,

I really enjoyed this video!

At first, looking at the conditions from the Iphone shots, I couldn't understand how could the sky have turned out like this... Now it's clear!

Anyway... given that my last images have gone through 150-200 layers each, this was a 'quickie' :)

Hope you're doing great,


July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLuca Cesari

Excellent how-to video Marc! Learned a few new tricks in Photoshop too, but it was interesting to see the whole process from start to finish. Maybe I'll see you again at the Michael Levin workshop if you're around.

July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine Dykstra

Thanks for taking the time and for the detailed video. Thumbs up!!

July 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErik Ahrend

Very extended editing here, it reminds me of the steps Craig Tanner took to improve his images, especially the content aware scaling stuff. I like the final result pretty much and I also like that you are open to that kind of artistic editing, because I think this helps to develop your own art without any limits. Great work Marc!

July 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatthias Haltenhof

Great watching this video, I am only just embarking on long exposure photography and I was curious about the post production process of these kind of images.Thank you.

September 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

coming from Iceland this is just amazing to see :) and fun to see how many awesome photographers like to take photography trips to Iceland ,it sure has amazing places to visit !! i really loved this video ,learnd some stuff in ps ;) wondering how you make these complex selections like the rock ,how in the world do you do that ?

thanks fro sharing youre talent

May 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterValeria

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