Love it or hate it, High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography has generated quite a bit of buzz. Online forums and photo sharing sites such as Flickr have new HDR examples every day and people are talking about it.
So, you are likely wondering what is HDR? Why does it look that way? How can I do it? Will it look realistic? What camera and software do I need? Do I need a tripod? Will it work with people? Can 1 shoot black and white? What about buildings or interiors? How do 1 get rid of noise? What file format should I use? What should my workflow be?
If you're asking these types of questions, then this book is for you, whether you are new to photography or a seasoned professional.
Right off the bat you will learn about dynamic range and HDR photography, what HDR is, what you need to start, and how to create it. These are the building blocks for the rest of the book where you will learn how to evaluate scenes for their HDR potential and shoot in many different styles with a wide range of subjects. This is the really fun stuff. You'll learn how to shoot HDR landscapes, architecture and cityscapes, interiors, black and white HDR, people, street photography, and other subjects.
This is not a technical treatise on rhe physics of HDR or an exhaustive software tutorial/reference. It's about photography and HDR. We focus on Photomatix and Photoshop Elements because we didn't want to overcomplicate matters by trying to cover every possible software combination. At the same time, we choose ...