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Expand your artistic vision with HDR photography

By artfully blending multiple exposures, you can create images with incredible detail, photos that mimic fine paintings, surrealistic imagery — once you understand the process, your options are virtually endless. This book explains the tools you need to get started and how to create high dynamic range (HDR) images. You learn to evaluate a scene, photograph different subjects for the best HDR ...

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Overview

Expand your artistic vision with HDR photography

By artfully blending multiple exposures, you can create images with incredible detail, photos that mimic fine paintings, surrealistic imagery — once you understand the process, your options are virtually endless. This book explains the tools you need to get started and how to create high dynamic range (HDR) images. You learn to evaluate a scene, photograph different subjects for the best HDR results, gain skill with software, and begin a lifetime of exploration.

  • See how HDR compensates for the camera's limited ability to record the visible range of light
  • Examine the necessary camera features and accessories
  • Learn to process HDR images using Photomatix and Photoshop® Elements
  • Learn to create HDR photos from single exposures
  • Experiment with landscapes, cityscapes, interior shots, black-and-white, nighttime photos, and more

Save 15% on Photomatix software when you buy this book! Details inside!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470412992
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

PETE CARR became fascinated with photography at age 10. He became a software engineer, but soon returned to his first love. He authors an award-winning photoblog, Vanilla Days.

ROBERT CORRELL is an author, artist, music producer, audio engineer, and musician as well as a photographer. He's an expert in image-editing software.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

CHAPTER 1 Dynamic Range and Digital Photography.

Dynamic Range.

Wrangling with Exposure.

Single-Exposure Limitations.

Traditional Solutions.

The HDR Answer.

CHAPTER 2 Gearing Up.

Focusing on the Photos.

Camera Features.

Useful Accessories.

Lenses and HDR.

CHAPTER 3 The Art of HDR.

HDR Styles.

Selecting a Scene.

Setting Up.

Configuring the Camera.

Metering.

Taking the Photos.

Processing Photos into HDR.

Alternate Processing Paths.

Alternate Approach: Single-Exposure HDR.

Additional Processing.

CHAPTER 4 Landscapes.

Evaluating Landscapes.

Capturing Great Skies.

Creating Panoramas.

CHAPTER 5 Architecture and Cityscapes.

Capturing Architecture.

Capturing Cityscapes.

Urban Contexts.

Old Buildings.

CHAPTER 6 Interiors.

Understanding Interior Spaces.

Shooting Large Interiors in HDR.

HDR and Smaller Spaces.

Mixing It Up.

CHAPTER 7 Black and White.

Thinking in Black and White.

Converting HDR to Black and White.

Dodging and Burning.

Toning.

CHAPTER 8 People and HDR.

Photographing People.

Working With and Without Flash.

Blending HDR with Normal Exposures.

CHAPTER 9 Street Photography.

Street Photography.

Camera Settings.

Wide-Angle Street Photography.

Mid-Range Zoom Photography.

Using a Compact Digital Camera.

Techniques.

CHAPTER 10 More Creative Possibilities.

HDR at Dusk.

Vehicles.

Cross–Processing.

APPENDIX A Web Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

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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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