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HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography Training, Shooting & Processing Workshop

HDR is a method of capturing and processing a series of images into one composite image.  This method offers you the opportunity to produce a single image which can have a very wide range of lighting conditions.

During this all-day class, the group will be trained on how to capture the image, the group will head to Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills to capture their images, and then return to the studio to learn the post-capture side of the process.  The time table will be:

10 am - Gather at Bob's Studio in Rochester Hills for training

12 noon - head over to Bloomfield and have everyone grab a quick bite to eat on the way as a group (I'm thinking Gold Star Cafe in Rochester Hills on Rochester Road)

1-3 pm - Training on Capturing HDR images at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills (470 Church Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302).  Students participate in the Photo Walk there.

4-6 pm - Back at the studio for the Processing training on the software

The cost of the workshop includes a donation to Christ Church Cranbrook for the time the group is there.  We will likely open up a few spots on Meet-Up for  Photo Walk at Christ Church Cranbrook as well.  The HDR students will be involved in the training, but also allowed to wander the building as part of the Photo Walk.

This will be an opportunity to see Bob's HDR workflow from A to Z!

While in the church we will also shoot a series of images intended to be stitched together to form a panorama.  If we have time after competing the HDR portion of the workshop I will demonstrate stitching together a panorama using Photoshop CS6.  There are several other panorama stitching programs available if you don't own Photoshop.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their camera and tripod to shoot at Christ Church Cranbrook.


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  • Brian V.

    Overall good, helped me getting a better understanding and create a more efficient workflow.

    March 25, 2014

  • Rainie M.

    I loved this class! There was a ton of information and the hands on experience is priceless. Every class with Bob I learn more and more! I would highly recommend this class to anyone being introduced to HDR!

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Bob D.

      Thanks for the kind words, and I am very happy to see all your images. You are clearly putting what we discussed to practice.

      1 · March 25, 2014

  • Ron w.

    Very informative. learned new software.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Marilynn S.

    This was a great workshop! Very thorough and in-depth, individual attention. And I always learn something new.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Joanne B.

    Yes this sounds like a wonderful class I would love to attend...working Sunday. Hope you will offer this again!!

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Bob D.

      I expect this will be a fun class. If all goes as expected I will certainly be offering it again.

      March 21, 2014

  • Stephen W.

    Do you need a HDR camera?

    March 17, 2014

    • Juliann Power D.

      Hi Stephen. It is the software that processing the images that gives the effect. Most DSLR camera would be able to be using in the class. Thanks!

      March 17, 2014

    • Bob D.

      Hi Stephen, The most helpful feature that your camera can have that will make HDR photography much easier is the ability to shoot at least a 3 frame bracket of images. One at the normal exposure, then one purposefully under exposed and finally one purposefully over exposed. Then when you get back to your computer you finish the process with software designed to blend the bracketed exposures.

      March 17, 2014

  • Stephen W.

    I am very interested in this subject but that weekend does not work for me. Please offer this class again at a later date. Thanks

    1 · March 17, 2014

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