HDR Photography From Snapshots to Great Shots

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2015-06-29
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Are you an aspiring landscape, architecture, interior, or real estate photographer? Do you struggle with a lack of detail in the highlight or shadow areas of your scene? Then the world of high-dynamic range (HDR) photography is for you. This guide by pro photographer Tim Cooper will help you understand how to capture your subjects and process them for amazing, realistic results.

In HDR Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Tim takes you step by step through the capture process and provides his tips and techniques for producing natural-looking HDR images using Lightroom and Photomatix. In this guide you will:

  • Learn what HDR is and when and why to use it
  • Understand the equipment and camera settings required to capture your images
  • Expose your images properly to bring out the important details in your scene
  • Conquer nature/landscape, architecture/interiors, and night/low light shooting
  • Master the processing of your images in Lightroom and Photomatix for advanced techniques and stunning results

Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers will help you take control and get the image you want every time you pick up your camera. Once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/HDR_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.


Author Biography

Tim Cooper - Tim Cooper's editorial and commercial photographs have appeared in Travel & Leisure, New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Ebony, and Fly, Rod & Reel. He began his career as a commercial and assignment photographer working with clients such as The North Face, The Ritz-Carlton, Vasque boots, 3M, and Blue Note Records. He has long been associated with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, holding the positions of consultant, director of education, director of digital imaging, and director of the black-and-white program. He also teaches popular workshop elsewhere and has an active social media presence.

Tim is the coauthor of Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots. He is also the author of the training videos Perfect Exposure for Digital Photography, Perfect Composition, Magic Light and DSLR Camera Basics and three books in the series of Complete Photoshop for Digital Photographers. He is based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Table of Contents


1. What Is HDR and Why Use It?
2. Equipment, Camera Settings, Proper Exposure

3. Nature and Landscape Shooting

4. Architecture and Interior Shooting

5. Night and Low Light Shooting
6. Preparing Your Images in Lightroom

7. Using Photoshop

8. Using Photomatix

9. Advanced Techniques

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