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
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CHAPTER 1 Dynamic Range and Digital Photography.
Wrangling with Exposure.
The HDR Answer.
CHAPTER 2 Gearing Up.
Focusing on the Photos.
Lenses and HDR.
CHAPTER 3 The Art of HDR.
Selecting a Scene.
Configuring the Camera.
Taking the Photos.
Processing Photos into HDR.
Alternate Processing Paths.
Alternate Approach: Single-Exposure HDR.
CHAPTER 4 Landscapes.
Capturing Great Skies.
CHAPTER 5 Architecture and Cityscapes.
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.
CHAPTER 8 People and HDR.
Working With and Without Flash.
Blending HDR with Normal Exposures.
CHAPTER 9 Street Photography.
Wide-Angle Street Photography.
Mid-Range Zoom Photography.
Using a Compact Digital Camera.
CHAPTER 10 More Creative Possibilities.
HDR at Dusk.
APPENDIX A Web Resources.