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The HDR Book: Unlocking the Secrets of High Dynamic Range Photography by Rafael Concepcion

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Introduction

High dynamic range photography has taken off in the last couple of years. With cameras becoming cheaper and memory getting inexpensive, as well, we are shooting more and more frames with little worry for what each image may cost. Hey, it’s pixels. You don’t have to buy film anymore. Even the iPhone is doing HDR—a true sign that this art form is hitting the mainstream.

The one thing that had always interested me about doing HDR was that the community doing it was very open about sharing the methods for their creations. With every picture put out on the Internet, they were always quick to say, “These are the settings I used in Photomatix. Have at them!”

As more and more people become interested in this, I’ve noticed the opposite has ...

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