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HDR Photography Secrets for Digital Photographers

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ISBN-10: 0470612754

ISBN-13: 9780470612750

Edition: 2010

Authors: Rick Sammon

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In the last year, HDR photography has grown from being a technique used by professional and high-end photographers to a trick that even some high-end compact camera shooters can achieve with the right equipment. In HDR Secret for Digital Photographers top photographer Rick Sammon offers readers over 200 tips and tricks for shooting and editing HDR images. Filled with beautiful photographs and the in-camera and in-the-digital darkroom techniques Rick Sammon used to create them them, this book will offer readers motivation to capture stunning photographs and the tools and tricks they need to both capture and edit them. Using Rick Sammon's HDR secrets, amateur and experienced photographers…    
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

About the Author
Thank You
Preface: A Walk Before the Run: Basic Photography Tips
Make Photographs
Tell a Story
Consider the Background
Th e Name of the Game is to Fill the Frame
Check Your Camera Settings
Choose Your Lens Wisely
Interesting Subjects Make Interesting Photographs
See the Light
Create a Sense of Depth
Move It
Take a Walk
Compose Carefully
Before HDR
Extreme HDR
About this Book
About the Layout
A New Way of Seeing
Don't Overdo It
About the Pictures in the Book
Th e Impact of Subject
It's Photography!
Adventure Awaits
Introduction: Welcome to the Magical World of HDR Photography
Bracketing is the Starting Point of HDR
Creating an Effectiveand Impressive HDR Image
Seeing Into the Shadows
Try HDR Even You Don't Think You Need It
High Depth Range Images
Highly Do-it-Yourself Rockin' Images
Pseudo HDR Images & HDR-like Images
Realistic or Artistic
Envision the End Result
Composing in a New Way
Life After HDR in Photoshop
To HDR or Not HDR … That is the Question
No Substitute for Good Light
RAW Files are Packed with Data
When HDR Rules
More Exposures Mean More Data
HDR Is Not a Magic Fix
Th e Right Light for the Situation
Strong Light Might Be the Right Light
Soft Light is Sometimes Right, Too
Always Be Prepared for HDR Photography
Must-Know Info
See the Light & Determine Bracketing
Too Few and Too Many Shots
Spot Metering Can Help
What Your Eyes See vs. What Your Camera Sees
Check Your LCD Monitor
Auto vs. Manual Bracketing
Look for Highlights and Shadows
Careful Bracketing Pays Off
Photomatix: The Most Popular HDR Program
Getting Started
Generate HDR: RAW vs. JPEG
Don't Panic
Taking Control of Your Image
Tone Compressor for Realistic Images
Tone Compressor Adjustments
Details Enhancer for Artistic Images
Detail Enhancer Adjustments
Watch the White Point and Light Mode/Smoothing
Suitable for Framing
Th e Subject Oft en Dictates the Effect
Single File Pseudo HDR Images with Photomatix
Contrast is the Determining Factor
Starting Point
Diff erent Options
Better Safe than Sorry
Movement Can Be Okay
Two-Image HDR Images
Pseudo HDR Images
Aperture Must Remain Constant
Carefully Focus; Manually Focus
Reduce Digital Noise
Check for Chromatic Aberrations
Steady Your Camera and Try Not to Touch
Hand-Held Images Can Work
Basics are Essential
dSLR vs Compact Camera
Sharpen your HDR Images
HDR vs. RAW File Processing
Faster with Photomatix
HDR File Management Suggestion
Separate Your Shots
Exposure Fusion with Photomatix
Launching Exposure Fusion
Adjusting Your Images: Highlights & Shadows Adjust
Adjusting Your Image Part II
Exposure Fusion with Help from Photoshop
True HDR with Help from Photoshop
Look Closely and Carefully
Enter Topaz Adjust
Topaz Command Center
Improving an Image
Dramatic Diff erences
Subtle Diff erences
Add Drama to a Landscape
With a Little Help from Photoshop
Th e Beauty is in the Details
Awaken the Artist Within
Highly Dramatic Color
Creating Color
Apply Topaz Adjust Selectively
Th e Soft er Side of Topaz Adjust
Expect Surprises
Photomatix Meets Topaz Adjust
Topaz Adjust: Details and Spicify
Topaz Adjust: Portrait Drama and Spicify with Noise Greatly Reduced
Topaz Adjust: Exposure Correction
Topaz Adjust: Exposure Correction with Saturation Reduced
Topaz Adjust: Portrait Smooth
Expanding Dynamic Range in Photoshop
Adjustment Layers are the Law
Basic Adjustments, Big Improvement
Photoshop vs. Photomatix Pseudo HDR vs. Topaz Adjust
The Lucis Pro Approach
First Look: Lucis Pro Adjustment Window
Split the Channels and Work in Black and White
Check Before You Click
Lucis Pro Meets Lucis Art
Lucis Pro vs. Photomatix Pseudo HDR
Creating HDRs from Fast-Moving Subject Photographs
Birds in Flight at Bosque de Apache, New Mexico
Native American Action Shot
Kenya Migration
Pelican Coming in for a Landing
Lion Love Bite
Expanding Dynamic Range in Adobe Camera RAW
Exposing for the Highlights
ACR Preview Window and Basic Tab
ACR vs. Photomatix
Recovery and Fill Light to the Rescue
Avoid Photo Washouts
Shooting HDR Panoramas
Basic HDR Process Multiplied
Standard Photomatix HDR Processing
Let the Pano Fun Begin
Photomerge Magic
HDR Pano vs. Traditional HDR
Manual Exposure vs. Automatic Exposure
Th e Fun and Creativity Continue
Converting HDRs to B&W
Silver Efex Pro Overview
Nik Silver Efex Pro: Neutral
Nik Silver Efex Pro: Neutral
Nik Silver Efex Pro: Underexposed -1
Nik Silver Efex Pro: Antique Plate 1
Nik Silver Efex Pro: Neutral, Yellow Filter
Nik Silver Efex Neutral
My HDR Gear: The Stuff of Magical Imagery
Cameras, Lenses and Tripods
In-the-Field Gear
HDR Rocks!
Cool Web Sites
True HDR Plug-in Sites
Favorite Plug-in Sites
My Web Site
Rick's Digital Learning Center
Digital Photo Experience
Plug-In Experience
Stuck in Customs
Post Script: Learn by Questioning
More Before HDR Images
Look Ma! No Details Lost