Hdr Photography Photo Workshop : Photo Workshop
A gorgeous full-color guide to high dynamic range (HDR) photography With HDR, people can boost detail in the light and shadow areas of a photograph, enhancing crispness and clarity to an astonishing degree--and heightening expressiveness and dramatic impact. This beautiful book reveals the secrets of spectacular HDR images, covering everything from camera set-up and basic Photomix or Photoshop manipulation to toning, reducing noise, creating panoramas, layering images, and adding vignettes and other finishing touches. Hundreds of striking full-color images taken around the world illustrate techniques and showcase the creative power of this increasingly popular technique. Pete Carr (Liverpool, UK) is one of the leading specialists in HDR photography. His work has been featured by Professional Photographer, JPG Magazine, DSLR User, the BBC, and various galleries around the UK. Robert Correll (Fort Wayne, IN) is a digital photo expert who writes monthly photo retouching articles and tutorials for the Paint Shop Pro Photo magazine and has his own professional photo retouching and restoring business.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 185.42 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 816.46g
- 15 Jun 2009
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Chichester, United Kingdom
- col. Illustrations
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.
"One of the best things about this book is the 'assignments'...great interative, fun." (Digital SLR Photography, August 2009) '...really tackles the practice in some depth.'. (Amateur Photographer, September 2009).
About Robert Correll
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.