High dynamic range (HDR) photography can turn a dull scene into a stunningly gorgeous and engaging image – if the technique is done right. We’ve all been exposed to poor examples of HDR, but Trey Ratcliff, arguably the most famous HDR photographer ever, has developed a popular training course to help photographers master techniques for beautiful HDR photos. Found here: Trey’s Complete HDR Photography Tutorial
In the first hour, you’ll learn all the basics, and beyond that, you’ll gain an amazing collection of new tricks, workflow, and post-processing techniques that are meant to give your photos a great and unique look. Excellent for any skill level, from beginner to advanced.
Trey demonstrates, step-by-step, how he sets up his camera, composes the shot and edits it during post-processing in every possible situation:
- Mixed Indoor-Outdoor
- Action, Movement
- Nature & Landscape
- And more…
Plus, get an inside look at Aurora HDR Pro. Trey developed this software along with Macphun, an amazing company that has already created many other stunning photography tools for the Mac.
- 10+ hours of video instruction
- Trey’s RAW image files
- Recording of Q&A and Critique session
- Bonus: Introduction to Aurora HDR Pro for Macs (21 mins)
If you are unfamiliar with his work, Trey created the first HDR photo to ever be hung in the Smithsonian Museum and he has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, NPR, and the BBC. He grew up blind in one eye, and this has changed the way he has come to experience and visually map the world. This, combined with his degree in computer science and math, has evolved a method of processing that opened up a new range of possibilities.
What’s Covered During the 10+ Hours of Instruction?
- Thoughts on HDR and its role in photography
- Setting up your camera
- Basics of HDR
- Light levels, noticing HDR situations
- More Lighting in HDR + Composition
- Sunrise HDR + Noise Reduction
- Movement + HDR
- Composition + Shadows + Sky
- Wide and narrow composition for landscapes
- High Action Single RAW HDR
- Path, Halo Prevention, Sky from multiple parts
- Extreme HDR
- Low Light HDR
- Interior HDR with special texturizing tricks
- Manual Panoramic HDR
- Evening HDR with steadiness, reflections
- Indoor/Outdoor HDR
- Movement in delicate HDR situation
- Extreme Noise Reduction in Photoshop
- HDR experimentation and violent recomposition
What Do I Need to Get Started?
Found here: The Complete HDR Photography Tutorial
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