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  • File Size: 756 KB
  • Print Length: 59 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0048EKIR4
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Jim Harmer is an award-winning photographer and author of three photography instructional books. Each of the books are written in a series entitled "Improve Your Photography."

Mr. Harmer, originally from Boise, Idaho, currently lives in Naples, Florida and enjoys photographing the beautiful oceanscapes and wildlife that Florida has to offer.

The author practices a wide range of photographic techniques and subjects, but specializes in HDR and nature photography.

In 2010, Mr. Harmer changed from Canon to Nikon. This allows him to teach photography to students who use either brand. Also, Mr. Harmer favors the consistently superior low-light performance of Nikon cameras.

In his personal life, Mr. Harmer is a full-time law student, husband, father of two children, and a Mormon.

Mr. Harmer's first book, "Improve Your Photography: How budding photographers can get pro results" sold rapidly throughout the world for its ability to explain the basic concepts of photography in a way that is simple to understand.

Subsequent to the first book, the author wrote "Improve Your HDR Photography" and then "Improve Your Wildlife Photography." All of Mr. Harmer's books are written in a casual writing style so as to aid readers in understanding difficult concepts without struggling to understand the author's language.

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This is not a review of the book itself... Which from other reviews seems great. My comments have to do with the kindle format of this book. It seems very strange to me that there is no table of contents and also no index of any kind. There is a list of highlighted sections that have no real usefulness that I can determine. I have noticed reviews of other books that indicate this is an issue with those books as well. If I had known there was no table of contents I would have most likely not ordered this book in the kindle format.

I did discover that I can highlight the chapter headings and in this way get a sudo table of contents in the list of highlights. Obviousy this seems silly when the publisher should have provided a real table of contents. I hope this will be useful to others in making an informed buying decision. I purchased several books from this series and they all have the same issue.
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This little e-book presents a lot of practical information without bogging the reader down in technical jargon. If you're doing HDR photography, you would do yourself a favor by picking this one up. At $6US, it's better than a lot of other books on the subject that cost 5x as much. What's refreshing is that he doesn't present pages and pages of his own photography examples. Instead, he gives you the information in a clear, easily readable format.

My only request for a future edition would be for chapters to be properly bookmarked so that I can go back and review them quickly. I especially like the section on HDR for monochrome images and will be returning to it periodically.
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I'm photographing for over 15 years,
I went digital at 2000.

HDR always been interesting aspect for me and while I tried a lot to produce good looking results
I could not achieve it.

I choose this book and read it all thinking that it will help me in the process of HDR in my PC,
Unfortunately I found that this book doesn't touch (not at all) in processing your HDR shots in your favorite
program.

Taking the HDR photos in your camera is the simplest and easiest task, but processing it is a hard long way to go.

In addition, the editing of this book is really interesting,
in the middle of one of the chapters you suddenly fall on credit note and copyrights of the various companies
names that been used in the book.

For me it was very strange how to author didn't noted that he miss edited the book before publishing it and writing
these copyrights in the end of the book or at the begging.

For conclusion :
This book touch only the aspect of taking the photos in the field
this process is easy and doesn't require any special experience in photography.

What this book actually lack is the process in the PC which is hard and require a lot of experience.
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If you've ever wished you could create beautiful HDR images, this book can answer all your questions, and then some. It stresses heavily on the software Photomatix Pro, but also mentions other options.

It guides you through the sliders and adjustments that can be done with Photomatix Pro to make your images pop, and also gives advice on black & white HDR photography, HDR portraiture, panoramas, landscapes, night photography, daytime HDR, on getting the cleanest images possible and even recommendations for gear.

This is a handy guide for reference when you're on a shoot, and is written in simple easy to follow language and terminology. It could have used more photo examples, but I would have had to view them from a color Kindle App or Kindle Fire (which I don't have as yet), so no great loss there. Your first tries at HDR will no doubt prove to be eye-openers, but keep in mind that the best images are the ones that are not "overdone" and totally fake looking.

This is one of the few guides on HDR available for Kindle, and is certainly a worthwhile investment if you want to improve your photography techniques.

Amanda Richards, January 15, 2012
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Its a funny thing I ran into this book because i was taking a photography class in college and my teacher ask me to do a HDR photo. I had to take some many shots and it was not coming out the way I wanted it to be. I got a "C" in the class.

I wish I would have found this book before the semester was over. I am not studying to be a photographer however this knowledge comes in handy I like this book. Somethings you just dont learn in school I never had someone explain HDR photography like this.

Get this book I am sure you will like it. if you are into photography or are a photography student, even professionals.
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I love the fact that I now can carry this book and many other photo/video books on my iPad with the Kindle app and always have them at my finger swipe away.
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This is a terrific resource for getting a handle on the nuts and bolts of HDR. I have been overwhelmed by the different programs and methods available to create stunning (not cartoonish) HDR and this book provides an easy to follow blueprint. In the classroom and in print, Jim has a great talent for presenting material in an informative and entertaining format.
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