Since the days of the first photographs, artists have used various techniques to extend the range of lights and darks in their photos. Photographic masters such as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston spent countless hours burning and dodging their prints to create images with extended dynamic range.
With the advent of digital photography, new horizons in extending dynamic range are possible. HDR techniques now make it easy to extend the dynamic range of an image well beyond the capability of the human eye.
In "Creating HDR Photos," bestselling author Harold Davis covers the complete HDR workflow, from choosing the subjects that work best for HDR through processing RAW files to unlock the dynamic power of HDR. You'll learn how to photograph multiple exposures and blend them into a single HDR image using various software programs. Best of all, you will find out how to control the style of your HDR images, from subtle to hyper-real, using a range of photographic and post-processing techniques.
Packed with stunning image examples, "Creating HDR Photos" brings this essential digital technique within every photographer's grasp.
About the Author
Harold Davis is a strategic technology consultant, hands-on programmer, and author of many well-known books. He's also a popular speaker at trade shows and conventions, giving presentations on topics ranging from digital photography to wireless networking, web services, and programming methodologies. Books include: "Building Research Tools For Google for Dummies" (Wiley), "Learn How to Program Using Any Web Browser" (Apress), "Red Hat Linux 9: Visual QuickPro Guide," and "Visual Basic .NET: Visual QuickStart Guide" (both Peachpit Press). Harold has served as a consultant for investment funds, technology companies, and Fortune 500 corporations. In recent years, he has been VP of Strategic Development at YellowGiant Corporation, a company providing infrastructure for Internet marketing, Chief Technology Officer at a CRM analytics startup, a Technical Director at Vignette Corporation, a leader in customer-centric content management, and a Principal in the enterprise consulting practice at Informix Software.