Rick Sammon's HDR Secrets for Digital Photographersby Rick Sammon
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a process in which a photographer shoots multiple shots of the same subject at varying exposure settings and then "stitches" the images together with photo-editing software into a single photo that presents sharper color and focus than a single image./b>
Top photographer Rick Sammon shares his greatest HDR tips and tricks
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a process in which a photographer shoots multiple shots of the same subject at varying exposure settings and then "stitches" the images together with photo-editing software into a single photo that presents sharper color and focus than a single image. World-renowned digital photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon reveals his most amazing HDR tips, tricks, and techniques for creating the best possible HDR images.
Packed with more than 150 of Sammon's stunning full-color photos and more than 200 techniques, this invaluable guide inspires and motivates you to capture and edit your own unique still-life images.
- World-renowned digital photographer and Canon Explore of Light Rick Sammon reveals a wealth of unparalleled High Dynamic Range (HDR) tips, tricks, and techniques
- Inspires both amateur and experienced photographers to boost their creativity, and improve the quality of their images in the digital darkroom
- Features more than 150 beautiful images from Sammon's own portfolio as well as more than 200 tips and tricks for shooting and editing HDR images
HDR Secrets for Digital Photographers unveils an abundance of tips and tricks that will help you make your good HDR photos great.
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Meet the Author
Rick Sammon has written 36 books as well as countless articles for PC Photo and Outdoor Photographer magazines. A Canon Explorer of Light, he gives more than a dozen photography presentations and workshops annually, documenting his travels with photos from such divergent locales as the Arctic, New Guinea, Botswana, Antarctica, Nepal, and Galapagos. Learn more about Rick and pick up great photography tips at www.ricksammon.com.
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I always enjoy Rick Sammons's books, and while this one was no exception, as a source of useful information about HDR Photography it falls short. On the positive side: the pictures he shares with us are beautiful, as is always the case with his books. And I also learned from his explanation of common plug ins that are used to process HDR photos. A few of the shortcomings: this is more of a book for inspiration and admiration of his style as opposed to a guide with useful information. While the pictures are great, the labelling is confusing at times. He references the before and after shots, but they are often not labeled. And sometimes he shows an after shot without showing the before shots. Also, with some of the plug ins more recent versions had been released prior to the release of the book. One example is the Topaz Adjust plug in, where a new version with a significantly different interface had been recently released. Also, when describing how to use some of the plugins he would often recommend strategies such as picking a preset and fiddling around with it. Which we could have figured out on our own. I think that this book would have been better if he had waited 6 months or so to release it. Adobe has just released Photoshop CS5 with a significantly enhanced HDR processing module and including information about that would have made the book much more relevant.
Every book Rick Sammon writes on photography increases my knowledge and technique a hundredfold........... every book is informative and technique packed!