Yes! This book is about High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. And you are going to love the extraordinary results of HDR techniques. But keep in mind that photography is photography—no matter what you call your approach or delivery. That’s why this book begins with tips that will not only help your HDR techniques; they will improve all of your photography. So you will not find any HDR tech talk in this Preface. You’ll fnd it in the other chapters; but for now, let’s focus on the basics of photography. To illustrate my tips, I use some of my favorite pictures of vintage cars (and one truck) that I shot during my travels. You’ll learn how to create similar HDR images in this book, so stay with me here.
Rick Sammon’s HDR photography secrets for digital photographers
Breathtaking detail. Spectacular contrast. Unbelievable texture. These are all hallmarks of HDR (high dynamic range) photography. When you learn the secrets of how to shoot, process, and display HDR images, you’ll understand why master photographer Rick Sammon calls it “magical” — and you’ll also know why he says it’s a ton of fun. Ready to get started?
• See the color, direction, and quality of the light as well as the contrast
• Learn the secrets of HDR by exploring dozens of before-and-after examples
• Discover how to avoid digital noise and chromatic aberrations
• Find out when you should NOT use HDR – and why
• Learn to process HDR images with Photomatix and enhance them even more with Adobe* Camera RAW and Photoshop*
• Explore the tricks possible with Exposure Fusion
• Build your composing and visualizing skills
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