The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques

By Rafael Concepcion

By way of HDR, purely 3 key materials are wanted: undefined, software program, and post-processing procedure. is simple—there are just a couple of belongings you have to organize and shoot an HDR sequence. software program is significantly stronger, making it more uncomplicated for someone to create an HDR snapshot. The demanding half is the post-processing process. There are just techniques: hours and hours of experimentation or The HDR Book.

that includes real-world interviews with passionate HDR photographers, The HDR Book, through Rafael “RC” Concepcion, is greater than a how-to and diverse from the other HDR ebook available in the market. whereas different books on HDR are inclined to lean towards the esoteric or formulaic, this publication takes one other method. it is a whole and overall HDR workshop that teaches you the single factor that almost all different books omit– as soon as you might have tone mapped your photograph with HDR software program, you are still now not finished.

in the pages of this booklet, you will find 10 initiatives shot with every thing from a point-and-shoot to a 37-megapixel, medium-format digicam. The tasks are designed to teach you the way the delicate ameliorations in every one situation (lighting, topic, atmosphere, etc.) dictate the post-processing had to in attaining one of many many ultimate appears lined. you are going to research not just the various tone map settings RC used, yet you’ll additionally study the ultimate steps taken in Photoshop to accomplish each one photo. Then, you will recreate those appears to be like yourself utilizing the very same uncooked records that RC used! Plus, you get 4 bonus photographs to play with and create your personal glance. the result: a extra intrinsic realizing of the nuances of HDR that can assist you create the pictures you’ve regularly wanted.

better of all, The HDR Book is written utilizing the 3 most sensible HDR processing courses within the this present day: Photoshop’s HDR professional, Photomatix professional, and HDR Efex professional. regardless of which application you utilize, you possibly can keep on with alongside and create your personal attractive appears to be like very quickly.

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