HDR (High Dynamic Range) Bootcamp: Full Day Workshop with Harold Davis

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MIG Meeting Place

800 Hearst Avenue · Berkeley, CA

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Full Day Workshop:
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Bootcamp with Harold Davis

Are you curious about HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography? Do you want to learn the gamut of techniques for extending dynamic range in your photos? Would you like to unleash the full power of HDR photography but don't know the "secrets"?

If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes," then HDR (High Dynamic Range) Bootcamp with Harold Davis is for you!

In this intensive, full-day workshop, Harold will show you how to shoot for HDR, how to extend dynamic range using multi-RAW processing, using automated HDR software including Photomatix and Nik HDR Efex Pro, and hand HDR processing in Photoshop.

In this workshop Harold reveals the secrets of HDR that you can't learn anywhere else. With the HDR techniques taught in this workshop your photos will never be the same.

Besides mastering HDR techniques, and most important of all, Harold will help you develop your own style of HDR photography.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced photographers who are new to HDR, or have tried HDR and want to learn more about it (or are unhappy with their results).

Please contact us for clarification if you aren't sure if this workshop is appropriate for you.

Where: MIG Meeting Place, 800 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

When: Saturday March 24, 2012, 9:30AM to 5:30PM

Tuition: The cost of the workshop is $195 per person. Workshop limited to 18 participants.

What to bring: Your camera (capable of shooting in RAW and with a manual exposiure mode), camera manual, tripod (if you have one), and prepare to be blown away by the power of HDR!

If you'd like to follow the post-production examples please bring a laptop loaded with Photoshop, HDRsoft's Photomatix, and HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software (trial versions of this software are available for free download).


9:30AM - Workshop orientation

10:00 - Understanding HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography

11:00 - Shooting for HDR

11:30 - Hands-on exercises

12:00 - Lunch break

1:00PM - HDR Post-Production Overview

1:30 - Multi-Raw Processing in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) and Photoshop

2:30 - Photomatix and Nik HDR Efex Pro

3:30 - Hand-HDR Processing in Photoshop

4:15 - Blended HDR post-production workflow

4:45 - Developing your own HDR Style

5:00 - Review, wrap-up and Q&A

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary photographers.

He is the author of more than 30 books, including Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0823085864/bearhomecom/), Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (http://www.amazon.com/Photographing-Flowers-Exploring-Worlds-Harold/dp/0240820738/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315329157&sr=1-1) (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Darkroom-Creative-Digital-Transformations/dp/0240815319/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_7) (Focal Press), and The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Darkroom-Creative-Digital-Post-Processing/dp/024081259X/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5) (Focal Press).

Harold is the author of the Creative Photography series from Wiley Publishing.

“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library”—Daniel Fealko, PhotoFidelity.

The Creative titles include: Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Landscapes-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/1118027329/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3) (Wiley), Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Lighting-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470878231/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1) (Wiley), Creative Portraits: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Portraits-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470623268/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_8) (Wiley), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Black-White-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470597755/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2) (Wiley), Creative Composition: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Composition-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470527145/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1) (Wiley), Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Night-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470527099/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_6) (Wiley), Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Close-Ups-Digital-Photography-Techniques/dp/0470527129/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4) (Wiley). He's also written a book on the fundamentals of exposure, Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0596529880/bearhomecom/) (O'Reilly Media).