HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography is a technique that is becoming very popular at the moment, an HDR photo is created using software such as Photoshop or Photomatix and produces images with more detail in the highlights and shadows. Here we dug out the best tutorials and resources to help you get to grips with it.
First off, lets have a look at the sort of images you can produce with this technique :
Stunning aren’t they ? You can view more examples here.
Now lets find out how to achieve the effect…
Vanilla Days – HDR Tutorial, this is probably the best place to start – a great indepth tutorial tells you everything you need to know.
HDR Tutorial – Featuring HDR 2.0 – Another good tutorial from the creator of stunning images such as these :
Merge to HDR in Photoshop CS2 – Landscape photography HDR tutorial
High Dynamic Range – Workshop, another indepth tutorial for beginners.
How to Create Professional HDR Images – Tutorial using Photoshop
HDR from 1 jpg – Tutorial to create HDR images if you dont have a camera capable of shooting in the RAW format.
Realistic High Dynamic Range Images – Guide to creating more realistic HDR images
How to Create High Dynamic Range Images – A tutorial and comparison between using Photoshop or Photomatix to process your images – Photoshop wins in this case.
Modern HDR photography – huge guide to creating HDR photos
HDR Landscape – Huge photography Tutorial
HDR – Tutorial from Cambridge in colour
HDR 101 – Beginners tutorial using Photomatix and 7 different shots
HDR – An introduction
HDR – The wikipedia entry for HDR photography
After reading through those tutorials you should have the technical skill to create a HDR photo – you still need the abilities to take great photos to start with though! We will be covering some photography tutorials in future posts.
Next you will need the software to create the images :
And finally a camera capable of shooting in Raw mode :
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