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HDR Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Tim Cooper

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5. Using HDR Software

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ISO 200 • 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/100 sec. • f/16 • 130mm lens

My Favorite HDR Programs

After years of working with different HDR programs, I have narrowed down my favorites to Photomatix Pro and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and its new Photo Merge capability. Both programs are easy to use and create very lifelike results. Each also has its pitfalls. I choose the program that best fits the image type and desired results. In this chapter, I demonstrate the pros and cons of each program and provide step-by-step directions for creating dynamic and realistic photographs.

Poring Over the Picture

The Columbia River cuts a beautiful ...

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