HDR stands for "High Dynamic Range." With some special HDR software, you can see all the light in the final image that you saw when you were at the scene. Sometimes you find an image disappointing, when you know there was amazing light and texture. With HDR processing the final image can be what you saw and felt when you were there.
We will use several different softwares for demonstration purposes. The easiest and least expensive is Photomatix. It is the pioneer in the industry. Go to the Photomatix web page and download the FREE Trial Version of Photomatix Pro. Don't bother with Photomatix Essentials, go for the good one! It will be a full version for you to experiment with.
Come watch Alex Santiago demonstrate some tips to help you get started on your own HDR journey. But please, use your powers for good and not evil.
Needed (but not required to attend workshop)
- Download and install Photomatix
- Photoshop CS5 or Elements 9/10/11
- Power cord
- WiFi ability (or your own bracketed photos)
Topics to be covered will be
- A quick review of basic HDR techniques
- Visualizing an HDR image
- Shooting for an HDR image
- Advanced techniques using smart objects.
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