HDR Photography Photo Workshop

HDR Photography Photo Workshop

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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.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 187 x 230 x 24mm | 918g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1118093836
  • 9781118093832
  • 792,183

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Learn to create your own HDR masterpieceHDR photography opens a new vista of possibilities to any photographer. It doesn't require the most expensive gear or a PhD in physics -- only your creative vision, a bit of software, and the guidance you'll find in this book. Learn the technique, how to set up your camera for bracketing exposures to create HDR images, and how to work the magic that creates your final HDR photo. Explore, experiment, and enjoy.Learn to identify excellent HDR subjects-- landscapes, cityscapes, interior settings, natural surroundings, and moreUnderstand the process and purpose of tone mappingExplore HDR equipment and learn how you can make the most of your cameraUse Photomatix Pro and learn to evaluate other HDR softwareShare your images and interact with other HDR students at photoworkshop.com
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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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About Peter Carr

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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