HDR Photography Photo Workshop and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $39.99
  • Save: $11.11 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
HDR Photography Photo Wor... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by RentU
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Fast shipping from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight, 2 day and International shipping available! Excellent Customer Service.. May not include supplements such as CD, access code or DVD.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

HDR Photography Photo Workshop Paperback – November 22, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1118093832 ISBN-10: 1118093836 Edition: 2nd

Buy New
Price: $28.88
26 New from $11.98 20 Used from $8.21
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$28.88
$11.98 $8.21
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.


Frequently Bought Together

HDR Photography Photo Workshop + Night and Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop + Nature Photography Photo Workshop
Price for all three: $71.31

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (November 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118093836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118093832
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,013,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review




Sample Photos from the Authors (Click on images to enlarge)

The Echo Wheel of Liverpool
Liverpool has plenty of fun architecture to play with and always looks stunning at dusk. The Echo Wheel of Liverpool makes for an interesting photo here with Pizza Express on the left. You may look at the scene and wonder why it needed HDR so I'm going to explain.



Neon lighting can often come out over-exposed in photos. Looking at the original image straight out of camera and you can see a couple of issues. The base of the wheel is a little over-exposed while the ground around Pizza Express is under-exposed. The neon on the wheel and the sign are both over-exposed just barely hinting at the blue colour.

To get the material needed for a decent HDR image I used a tripod, auto bracket exposure mode (AEB) and took 9 photographs at various settings. The string of exposures were -4/-3/-2/-1/0/+1/+2/+3/+4. That gave me plenty of material to work with. You can see the original out of camera image below.



I loaded the images into Photomatix and selected my starting point preset. This increases the luminosity a bit to flatten the contrast of the image, bringing clarity to over-exposed and under-exposed areas. I boosted the gamma a little for overall brightness and tweaked the black and white points for contrast, being careful not to blow the highlights. I almost always keep lighting adjustments at maximum for a realistic look (Natural+). You can see the result of tone mapping in Photomatix below.



Going back to the first image you can see that there's more colour in the sunset and the neons. It may be a small thing but HDR helps you nail those small details to tidy up a shot.

Exposure Info:
16mm lens setting
f/8, ISO 200, 1 second
exposure compensation +/- 0

Tools Used:
Nikon D700
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
Tripod
Remote shutter button

Copyright Pete Carr

Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex.
I've yet to visit a boring and dull cathedral. They're always amazing and breathtaking to behold. God knows his architecture.



I've been in larger cathedrals that seem to disappear off into the shadows. Arundel isn't that big but has a few hoops to jump through. The issue I had here was the large windows. I didn't want them to lose too much detail and I also wanted to get a bit more detail in the pews and impressive organ at the far end of the cathedral. As a perfectionist I simply refused to lose any detail.

To get the material needed for a decent HDR image I used a tripod, auto bracket exposure mode (AEB) and took 9 photographs at various settings. The string of exposures were -4/-3/-2/-1/0/+1/+2/+3/+4. That gave me plenty of material to work with. You can see the original out of camera image below.



I loaded the images into Photomatix and selected my starting point preset. This increases the luminosity a bit to flatten the contrast of the image, bringing clarity to over-exposed and under-exposed areas. The detail was nicely retained in the windows and brought out more in the pews and organ. I tweaked the black and white points for contrast, being careful not to blow the highlights. I almost always keep lighting adjustments at maximum for a realistic look (Natural+). You can see the result of tone mapping in Photomatix below.



Afterwards I put the image into Lightroom for some tweaking. I added a bit of a vignette to darken the edge, tweaked the white balance and increased the contrast a little. The idea was to make the centre of the image come to life. That's where the eye is drawn, down the aisle to the grand window and organ.

Exposure Info:
14mm lens setting
f/13, ISO 200, 0.6 seconds
exposure compensation +/- 0

Tools Used:
Nikon D700
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.
8 Tripod
Remote shutter button

Copyright Pete Carr


From the Back Cover

Learn to create your own HDR masterpiece

HDR photography opens a new vista of possibilities to any photographer. It doesn't require the most expensive gear or a PhD in physics — only your creative vision, a bit of software, and the guidance you'll find in this book. Learn the technique, how to set up your camera for bracketing exposures to create HDR images, and how to work the magic that creates your final HDR photo. Explore, experiment, and enjoy.

  • Learn to identify excellent HDR subjects— landscapes, cityscapes, interior settings, natural surroundings, and more

  • Understand the process and purpose of tone mapping

  • Explore HDR equipment and learn how you can make the most of your camera

  • Use Photomatix Pro and learn to evaluate other HDR software

  • Share your images and interact with other HDR students at photoworkshop.com


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 29, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I got it used and it looks like its never been used.
With the help of this book I moved on with HDR photography. It is good for beginners.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jay Chatzkel on August 12, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Learning HDR is relatively simple and not simple, at the same time. Simple with the available software - NIK for example, not simple in making the image not formulaic. Carr's book deals with both and gives a photographer the tools to know HDR and how you can make become more than an interesting treatment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Vlosich on June 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
All the books I bought about HDR are great especially this one. I would post a recent photo if I could attach it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henry Bulger on January 25, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
IT is class structured chapter by chapter with assignments and the end of each chapter. I gave it 4stars because I felt in the begining it was to slow getting started. Then they said it would not work well for close up work. However, afetr you get into it they do make reference how it can enhance your close--up work. Other tyhan that it is a good book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?