HDR Photography Photo Workshop

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Overview

Learn the intricacies of High Dynamic Range photography from experts and get feedback on your work

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography offers a new range of creative possibilities to the photographer who is skilled in the technique. HDR requires specific camera skills as well as the use of specialized software, and the photographers who wrote this book are experts in both. They explain the process of shooting the same subject at different exposures, combining those shots into a...

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Overview

Learn the intricacies of High Dynamic Range photography from experts and get feedback on your work

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography offers a new range of creative possibilities to the photographer who is skilled in the technique. HDR requires specific camera skills as well as the use of specialized software, and the photographers who wrote this book are experts in both. They explain the process of shooting the same subject at different exposures, combining those shots into a single HDR image, fine-tuning brightness and contrast, minimizing noise, layering images, and more, including creative techniques with Photoshop and Lightroom.

You can submit your HDR images for feedback at photoworkshop.com.

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography offers creative possibilities through specific camera and software techniques that produce highly detailed and imaginative images
  • Two professional photographers team up to provide expert instruction in HDR camera and software techniques for those new to HDR
  • Covers the latest software and concepts, a comprehensive exploration of HDR basics, various techniques for shooting and merging images, and creative tricks with Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Lavishly illustrated with new examples and full of suggestions for developing a personal HDR style
  • Students can upload their own images for feedback at photoworkshop.com

Any photographer who is new to HDR will find this guide loaded with helpful instructions and encouraging advice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118093832
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Series: Photo Workshop Series , #20
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 678,538
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

PETE CARR is a freelance photographer whose work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK. He publishes his photographs on his award-winning daily photo blog, www.littletimemachine.com.

ROBERT CORRELL has written numerous books about photo-graphy, including Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies. He is also a talented musician and music producer.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dynamic Range and Digital Photography 2

Dynamic Range 4

Practical Effects of Limited Dynamic Range 7

Traditional Solutions 11

The HDR Solution 19

Chapter 2 Gearing Up for HDR 26

Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize 28

Common Camera Types for HDR 29

Important Camera Features 31

Useful HDR Accessories 36

Lenses and HDR 41

HDR Photography Software 44

RAW File Processing and Photo Management 46

Photo Editing 48

Chapter 3 Selecting and Photographing Subjects 54

Selecting a Scene 56

Setting Up on Location 65

Configuring the Camera 68

Taking Photos 74

Chapter 4 Generating and Tone Mapping HDR Images 80

The Big Picture 82

Processing Camera Raw Exposure Brackets 83

Generating HDR in Photomatix Pro 85

Tone Mapping in Photomatix Pro 91

Single-Exposure Pseudo HDR 96

Additional Processing Solutions 100

Chapter 5 Landscapes 108

Bringing Landscapes to Life with HDR 110

Composing Effective Landscapes 118

Working with Natural Light 124

Capturing Great Skies 134

Chapter 6 Buildings and Structures 142

Approaching Structures 144

Capturing Structural Details 154

Using the Sun to Your Advantage 164

Urban Construction in HDR 166

Dealing with City Lights 168

Shooting Buildings with Compact Cameras 171

Chapter 7 Cityscapes 178

The Wider Picture 180

Finding the Right Vantage Point 190

Chapter 8 Interiors 212

Understanding Interior Spaces 214

Shooting Large Interiors 222

The Smaller Picture 237

From the Inside Out 242

Chapter 9 Odds and Ends 248

Creating Panoramas in HDR 250

Fun Stuff 257

Working with Movement 274

Getting Creative with Pseudo-HDR 276

Chapter 10 Creative Possibilities 284

Thinking in Black and White 286

Converting HDR Images to Black and White 297

Toning Images 302

Cross-Processing 310

Glossary 318

Index 327

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  • Posted July 15, 2009

    Nice pictures, but lacking details, and too many single shot HDR's

    I picked up this book because I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket and a desire to pick up some tips to improve my HDR that I've been shooting for over a year now. Well this book definitely has inspiring photos and some pretty useful tips, but it seems to lack the clarity of a well written tutorial that you can find online at various places. Two of my favorite tutorials being of course Trey Ratcliff's aka "Stuckincustoms" and Ben Wilmore's DVD (watch it on youtube). Both seem to go into greater depths of the "how's" and "why's" and "what to do if's".
    Don't get me wrong this is a good book for those who are still new to HDR or haven't really dived into it yet and need some basic advice but if you've been doing it awhile this probably isn't the book for you unless you want a nicely produced book with great images that you can hold and read instead of having to log on and scroll down.

    I was a bit dissapointed at the large number of single image HDR's shown and talked about, this is a small part of HDR photography and is very useful in a handful of situations (action,portrait,etc) but is largely not what HDR is about which is multiple bracketed shots, and many of those single image shots could've been bracketed. The book mainly focuses on Photomatix for processing the images which is a great program, I would love to have seen examples with screen grabs of "what this slider moved here would do to this photo" ie: Take this photo of a barn and move the highlights slider to 100 vs to 50 or 0 etc. and show the results to explain the effect it has on images in a way that's easier to comprehend then just text saying "we raised the luminosity" Also most shots seemed to be taken on a 10-20mm wide angle lens, I would've loved to see more examples of abstracts, and macro's.
    Errors in the text were very small and insignificant, however one error worth noting was in Chapter 6 - pg.149 referencing images 6-11 and 6-12 the text refers to a 3 shot bracket, however the image caption for 6-12 states it was a 7 shot bracket.

    Overall a good read, I enjoyed it but left wondering what more could've been written and shown that would've provided better instructions and tips to a photographer wanting to learn and improve at HDR Photography.
    I'd suggest searching for tutorials online first, you'll find plenty of examples and tips that might save you some money.

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