This video tutorial demonstrates how to get the effects you've seen in the author's "Urban Ugliness series." If you haven't seen the series, he has included some of the images to the left of his video tutorial.
The tutorial demonstrates how the author uses the software program "DynamicPhoto HDR" to create an HDR (high dynamic range) image using one RAW file. Then how he then alters the output .jpg file in Adobe Photoshop to create his eye-popping black & white images.
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