High Dynamic Range Workshop

Frustrated with blown out highlights and muddy shadows? The camera does not see as well as you can in high contrast scenes. It is difficult to capture a scene with one shot. So how do the pros do it?

They use High Dynamic Range Photography. By combining exposure techniques with a computer program you can composite multiple images to get one beautiful image that realizes detail in both highlight and shadow areas.

This class teaches you the proper techniques for capturing a high contrast scene and what types of scenes will work. Then brings you into the digital darkroom using Nik HDR Effex Pro. Learn how to properly combine images to create both realistic and surrealistic images.

Class structure: This workshop will run from 9am to 1pm. We will meet in the classroom for a lecture on what HDR is and the techniques needed to capture appropriate images. Then we will go into the field to practice these techniques. Finally we'll return to the classroom to download images and learn how to combine them in Nik HDR Effex Pro.









Course requirements:

  • You must know how to use the SLR camera in the manual modes (manual, aperture & shutter priority) or have taken Intermediate Photography for the SLR camera part 1 +/- part 2.
  • Student should also know how to download images for the lab session.

Students will need the following equipment for this class:

  • SLR digital camera
  • Tripod
  • lenses
  • laptop with Nik HDR Effex Pro 15 day trial loaded. You can download a free 15 day trial of the program from:www.niksoftware.com/downloads

The class is hands on to aid the student in learning. All classes come with a detailed hand out. I need a minimum of 4 students to run the class. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Victoria is a local wildlife/nature photographer and small animal veterinarian. She has taught beginning - advanced photography classes since 2003 in Charlottesville and Richmond. She currently offers classes at PVCC, privately and now through CPI!

To see her work visit:


This event is open to all CPI members.

If you are unsure if you can make it to this event, please RSVP No. If you RSVP Yes, be sure to follow through with your reservation. Please annotate any changes to your attendance as soon as possible through the event page. Refunds will not be issued within 48 hours. A 100% refund will be issued within 30 days of the event and a 50% refund within 15 days.

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  • David Johnston

    I really enjoyed this session. HDR is something I have wanted to get into but wasn't exactly sure where to start. Victoria did a great job explaining Efex Pro 2. I learned much more in this session than I could have reading a manual.

    November 5, 2012

  • Victoria Dye

    Thanks to everyone for coming out. I hope you learned a lot. Let me know if you have any questions.

    November 4, 2012

  • John Crafaik

    loved it informative. personal attention. good length.

    November 3, 2012

  • Sharen Montgomery

    very informative and fun!

    November 3, 2012

  • Victoria Dye

    Nik recently came out with a newer version HDR effex Pro 2 so make sure to have that ready to go as I'll be teaching from this version. There is still the 14 day free download option.

    October 29, 2012

    • David Johnston

      Thanks for the heads up. Just upgraded to Efex Pro 2 and am looking forward to learning how to use it in conjunction with Lightroom.

      October 30, 2012

  • David Johnston

    Can't wait for this session

    October 29, 2012

  • Sharen Montgomery

    looking forward to it!

    August 27, 2012

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