Thank you for choosing me as your guide as you delve into the incredible world of HDR. This is an exciting time to be a photography enthusiast. Sensor technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past decade. The symbiosis of the computer and camera has paved the way for imagery of a caliber never before seen in history.
HDR Photography as presented in my book, will revolutionize the way you take photographs. Whether you have a Point and Shoot camera or a high-end DSLR, you can use the techniques on HDR photography presented here to transform a forgettable “weekend snapshot” into an indelible work of art.
Over the course of this book, I will take you on an incredible journey, with step-by-step tutorials on how best to compose and frame your shots for maximum impact. I will shed light on which landscape color-combinations are most evocative. I will show you the fastest, easiest, and most efficient ways to extract the maximum amount of color, detail, and character from your shots and guide you through every step of the HDR workflow. You will become proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop, even if you know next to nothing about it now, and you will become a master digital artist capable of retouching your photos with finesse. You do not need expensive cameras, lenses or tripods. An enthusiasm for photography and an eagerness to learn are the only ingredients necessary to create your own personal HDR masterpieces.
To enhance your understanding of the material in my book, “The ART of HDR Photography” I have provided all the exercise files, comprising the RAW and JPG images that were used to create the images in the book’s dedicated chapter on HDR, Chapter 7.
You will find the exercise files under the sub menu “The Art of HDR/Exercise files“.