HDR Photography Photo Workshop

HDR Photography Photo Workshop

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by Peter Carr, Robert Correll
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118093832
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Photo Workshop Series, #20
Pages:
352
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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HDR Photography Photo Workshop 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HowardJ More than 1 year ago
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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