Beginning HDR Photography, 1st Edition

  • Matthew Bamberg
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  • ISBN-10: 1305380762
  • ISBN-13: 9781305380769
  • DDC: 771
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 324 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the new software-driven process that merges several photos of varying exposures into one image, resulting in a final, tonally enhanced photo that's captivating, stunning, and unique. Now you can learn to make your own amazing HDR photographs with BEGINNING HDR PHOTOGRAPHY. Creating an HDR photo requires specific camera settings and equipment, and the use of specialized computer software after the shoot. Covering everything from choosing equipment to final image tweaking, this book includes complete, step-by-step instructions for creating images using four popular HDR platforms. You'll learn HDR-specific secrets for shooting, post-processing, and printing. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, BEGINNING HDR PHOTOGRAPHY will teach you the terms and techniques you'll need to know and show you how to create unique and compelling HDR photos to share with your friends and family, whether as prints or via social networks, photo hosting sites, blogs, and websites.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: All about HDR.
2: Dynamic Range Defined.
3: Dynamic Range Photography History.
4: Dynamic Range in Digital Photography.
5: HDR Camera Attributes.
6: Adobe Camera Raw Photograph Attributes.
7: Brightness.
8: Contrast.
9: Color and Saturation.
10: Color Bit Depth.
11: Tonality.
12: Cameras and Accessories for Shooting HDR.
13: Cameras, Sensors, and Resolution.
14: Camera Phones.
15: Point-and-Shoot Cameras.
16: Cameras with Large Sensors—dSLR and Mirrorless.
17: In-Camera HDR Processing.
18: Lenses.
19: Tripods.
20: Camera Settings.
21: Setting Up.
22: Aperture and Shutter Priority Mode.
23: Manual Mode.
24: ISO Speeds.
25: Auto Exposure Bracketing.
26: Field Conditions.
27: HDR on a Sunny Day.
28: Cloudy Day Details.
29: Day Landscapes.
30: Night Landscapes.
31: Inside/Outside Shots.
32: Accounting for Special Situations.
33: Close-Up and Still Life Images.
34: Flash Photography.
35: Postprocessing.
36: File Types for HDR.
37: Removing Noise, Halos, and Vignetting.
38: Photoshop CS5 and CS6 (HDR Pro and Working with Settings).
39: Simulating HDR Using a Single Photo.
40: Photomatix—A Quick Run-Through.
41: Photomatix Options.
42: Exposure Fusion.
43: Photoshop Elements Quick Merge.
44: Manual Mode.
45: Printing HDR Photos.
46: Printers and Computers.
47: Workflow.
48: Paper and Ink.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg began his career in the arts as a graduate student at San Francisco State University in 1992. He completed his Master’s in Creative Arts in 1997. His catalog of photographs consists of thousands of images from his travels in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, Morocco, Russia, the Baltic states and countries throughout Europe. In 1999, Bamberg began photographing mid-century architecture and signage. His prints began selling locally and, later, all over Southern California. In 2005, Bamberg’s book Digital Art Photography for Dummies was published. In 2008 Bamberg authored many books for Thomson Learning. His book The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco, published in 2008, is still popular today. In 2009, his three books from the series 101 Quick and Easy Photography Secrets were published. In 2010, Bamberg authored New Image Frontiers—Defining the Future of Photography. In 2011, he authored Beginning HDR Photography and Photography Applications for Cloud Computing.