Beginning HDR Photography

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the new software-driven process that merges several photos of varying exposures into one image, resulting in a final, tonally enhanced photo that's captivating, stunning, and unique. Now you can learn to make your own amazing HDR photographs with BEGINNING HDR PHOTOGRAPHY. Creating an HDR photo requires specific camera settings and equipment, and the use of specialized computer software after the shoot. Covering everything from choosing equipment to final image tweaking, ...

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Overview

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the new software-driven process that merges several photos of varying exposures into one image, resulting in a final, tonally enhanced photo that's captivating, stunning, and unique. Now you can learn to make your own amazing HDR photographs with BEGINNING HDR PHOTOGRAPHY. Creating an HDR photo requires specific camera settings and equipment, and the use of specialized computer software after the shoot. Covering everything from choosing equipment to final image tweaking, this book includes complete, step-by-step instructions for creating images using four popular HDR platforms. You'll learn HDR-specific secrets for shooting, post-processing, and printing. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, BEGINNING HDR PHOTOGRAPHY will teach you the terms and techniques you'll need to know and show you how to create unique and compelling HDR photos to share with your friends and family, whether as prints or via social networks, photo hosting sites, blogs, and websites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133788775
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 662,527
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg began his career in the arts as a graduate student at San Francisco State University in 1992. He completed his Master's in Creative Arts in 1997. His catalog of photographs consists of thousands of images from his travels in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, Morocco, Russia, the Baltic states and countries throughout Europe. In 1999, Bamberg began photographing mid-century architecture and signage. His prints began selling locally and, later, all over Southern California. In 2005, Bamberg's book Digital Art Photography for Dummies was published. In 2008 Bamberg authored many books for Thomson Learning. His book The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco, published in 2008, is still popular today. In 2009, his three books from the series 101 Quick and Easy Photography Secrets were published. In 2010, Bamberg authored New Image Frontiers—Defining the Future of Photography. In 2011, he authored Beginning HDR Photography and Photography Applications for Cloud Computing.

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Table of Contents

PART I: WHAT IS HDR. 1. Dynamic Range Defined. 2. Dynamic Range Photography History. 3. Dynamic Range in Digital Photography. 4. HDR Photograph Attributes (Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tonality, Saturation). 5. Disadvantages of HDR (Use Only Static Subjects, Longer Post Processing). PART II: CAMERAS AND ACCESSORIES FOR SHOOTING HDR. 6. Types of Cameras (dSLR, Point-and-Shoot, Camera Phones). 6. Camera Sensor Size Requirements. 7. Camera Resolution. 8. Point-and-Shoot Cameras. 9. Lenses. 10. Tripods and Monopods. 11. Cable Release. PART III: IN THE FIELD. 12. Setting Up. 13. Weather Factors. 14. Camera Angles. 15. Camera Orientation. 16. Landscapes Day. 17. Landscapes Night. 18. Close-ups. 19. Shade and Shadows. PART IV: CAMERA SETTINGS. 20. Aperture Priority Mode. 21. Shutter Priority Mode. 22. Apertures for Landscapes. 23. Manual Mode. 24. ISO Speeds. 25. Exposure Bracketing. Part V: Exposure Compensation. 26. What is Exposure Compensation. 27. None (HDR from One Raw Photo). 28. Three, Five, Seven Stops. PART VI: POSTPROCESSING (STEP BY STEP FOR EACH PLATFORM). 29. File Types (32 bit, 16 bit, 8 bit, TIFF, Raw, JPEG). 30. Color (RGB, Lab, Black and White, Sepia). 31. Photoshop CS 5 (HDR Pro and Working with Settings). 32. Photoshop Other Versions. 33. Photoshop Elements. 34. Gimp. 35. Photomatrix. 36. Cleaning-up Image. PART VII: EXPERIMENTING WITH HDR. 37. Moving Subjects. 38. Black and White and Sepia Tones. 39. Flash. PART VIII: PRINTING HDR PHOTOS. 40. Printers. 41. Workflow. 42. Paper and Ink. Appendix.

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