This is a practical, hands-on introduction to creating HDR images. In part one, we’ll meet at a location around Seattle and shoot some HDR images and then process some of those images in the studio for part two of the class. Prior to the field shooting session, you’ll receive access to some detailed notes and articles explaining key concepts and whatever equipment you’ll need for the shoot.
On-location, we’ll review key concepts as they apply to the scenario we’re dealing with that day and then go through the process of setting up the shot, setting the camera, and shooting the images we’ll need for processing later. In the studio, we’ll go over the different software options available for HDR processing with a brief description of the pros and cons of each. We’ll then work with 2 of the most popular software options to process some HDR images into a final product.
The processing lesson will be presented on a large projection screen. If you would like to follow along, please bring your own computer with the appropriate software already installed and ready to go.
- What is HDR?
- Understanding Dynamic Range
- Essential Equipment
- Metering for HDR
- Bracketing Exposures
- Setting the Camera for Optimal Results
- Photo Realistic vs Hyper Realistic
- Processing the HDR image
- Tone Mapping
- What You'll Need:
- Follow Up With:
- - Any digital camera with a removable lens
- OR advanced point & shoot with manual controls
- Heavy duty tripod
- Camera instruction manual
- Fully charged camera battery
- Memory card
- Any lenses or accessories you already have
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Appropriate weather gear
- Photography Fundamentals
Digital Camera DSLR Crash Course
The Art of Photography