This class is currently SOLD OUT. You can register for our September class at the link below.
** You MUST reserve your spot at this link: http://precisioncamerauniversity.com/hdr/
Space will be strictly limited to 10 Students.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography offers a collection of great tools for both artistic and realistic rendering of scenes which your camera on its own would be unable to capture in a single shot. Whether you intend to use it to create realistic images of building interiors or surreal art images, this one day class offers you a jump start under the instruction of an experienced HDR photographer.
Dave Wilson has been working with HDR techniques for 5 years and has a 25 year track record in photography. His HDR images have drawn praise from photographers and art lovers alike and have been accepted into juried exhibitions and collections in USA and Europe.
Join us for a full day of HDR photography instruction, shooting, processing and discussion. Starting at 9am, we will go over basic HDR photography theory and discuss how to shoot for HDR before spending a few hours in Austin shooting using those techniques. After lunch, we will return to the classroom and process our raw exposures into final, tone-mapped images.
8:45-9:00 Arrive at Precision Camera, 2438 West Anderson Lane
9:00-9:15 Welcome, introduction and logistics9:15-9:45 Introduction to HDR
9:45-10:15 Shooting for HDR10:15-12:45 On Location – HDR shoot
12:45-1:30 Lunch (not provided)
1:30-2:30 How to process HDR images using HDRSoft Photomatix Pro
2:30-4:00 Students process their own images from the morning shoot.
4:00-4:45 Show and Tell – show and discuss our final images.
4:45-5:00 Final questions, discussion and wrap up.
Requirements:You will need to bring the following equipment to the class:
- A digital camera capable of shooting in Aperture Priority or Manual exposure mode. For best results, the camera should also be able to record raw format images but this is not 100% necessary. I would recommend a wide angle zoom lens but bring whatever you have. You definitely won’t be needing a long telephoto so leave the 400mm at home
- A tripod sturdy enough to support your camera and the heaviest lens you intend using.
- A laptop computer with a reader for your memory card format and software capable of reading and displaying your image files. Adobe Lightroom, Bridge or Photoshop, or Apple Aperture would be suitable, for example. If you do not own a laptop but are coming to the class with someone who does, you may share if you arrange this with one of the other participants prior to the class.
- HDRSoft Photomatix Pro software to allow processing of your HDR images. You can purchase this online here. An evaluation version is available if you want to try before you buy. Note that the evaluation version watermarks your images until it is unlocked. Using coupon code “DaveWilson” will give you a 15% discount if you are purchasing this software. You are welcome to try other HDR software packages but the instruction in this class will center on Photomatix.
- Enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment and ask questions!
This is an advanced intermediate level class. It is also expected that participants be familiar with the operation of their camera and image management software and be comfortable shooting in Aperture Priority or Manual exposure modes. You should have a good basic understanding of exposure-related variables – shutter speed, aperture and sensitivity settings. Knowledge of image editing techniques in Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture is helpful but not absolutely required. If you don’t feel confident using your camera in Aperture Priority or Manual exposure modes, I would recommend considering some of our other classes such as the Intermediate Photo Series first.
Class is limited to 10 students.
Date: Sunday, July 7th
Time: 9am – 5pm
Instructor: Dave WIlson
Price: $149.00 register here: http://precisioncamerauniversity.com/hdr/
Location: Precision Camera and Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane