Beginning HDR Photography

Beginning HDR Photography

Covering everything from choosing equipment to final image tweaking, this book includes complete, step-by-step instructions for creating images using four popular HDR platforms. Readers will learn HDR-specific secrets for shooting, post-processing, and printing.

Monochromatic HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing Black & White High Dynamic Range Photos

Monochromatic HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing Black & White High Dynamic Range Photos

Update: The Kindle version of Monochromatic HDR Photography: Shooting and Processing Black & White High Dynamic Range Photos currently available for sale has been corrected and updated to address formatting issues. Monochromatic HDR Photography is the first book intended to show photographers how to work at the intersection of two up-and-coming trends that are at the forefront of the digital revolution: Black & White and High Dynamic Range imaging. The book explains techniques for extending dynamic range, monochromatic conversion methods and best practices where the two technologies intersect. Since successful digital monochromatic image creation generally requires using the color information inherent in RAW exposures, most case studies will be presented in full color. In addition, Monochromatic HDR Photography provides extensive coverage of the creative vision required to successfully create monochromatic HDR images and the workflow necessary to make art prints from this specialized image making technique.

Professional HDR Photography

Achieve Brilliant Detail and Color by Mastering High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Postproduction Techniques

Professional HDR Photography

Building on a professional photographer's on-the-job experience using the high dynamic range (HDR) imaging technique, which captures an astounding range of tones that far exceeds the native abilities of any camera, this guide shows serious photographers how a more sophisticated approach to HDR can produce images that lack visual pretense, stand the test of time, and realistically capture details that would otherwise elude the photographer. It demonstrates the basic procedure for creating an HDR image step-by-step, then explores progressively more complex and refined techniques that can be applied as the scene dictates or the artist’s personal aesthetic requires. Ample image sequences with plenty of screen shots let the reader follow the entire process through from start to finish. Unique techniques are presented for the treatment of special subjects, ranging from landscapes to still lifes and portraits. Ultimately, the handbook demonstrates that HDR imaging is a powerful tool and the professional photographers who take the time to fully master its potential can mean substantial rewards, both creatively and financially.

HDR Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

HDR Photography

Are you an aspiring landscape, architecture, interior, or real estate photographer? Do you struggle with a lack of detail in the highlight or shadow areas of your scene? Then the world of high-dynamic range (HDR) photography is for you. This guide by pro photographer Tim Cooper will help you understand how to capture your subjects and process them for amazing, realistic results. In HDR Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Tim takes you step by step through the capture process and provides his tips and techniques for producing natural-looking HDR images using Lightroom and Photomatix. In this guide you will: Learn what HDR is and when and why to use it Understand the equipment and camera settings required to capture your images Expose your images properly to bring out the important details in your scene Conquer nature/landscape, architecture/interiors, and night/low light shooting Master the processing of your images in Lightroom and Photomatix for advanced techniques and stunning results Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers will help you take control and get the image you want every time you pick up your camera. Once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/HDR_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.

David Busch's Pentax K200D

Guide to Digital SLR Photography

David Busch's Pentax K200D

As the new owner of a Pentax K200D, you are serious about photography and want to take outstanding pictures. You also want to quickly and easily discover how, when, and why to use the most important features of your cutting-edge camera. "David Busch's Pentax K200D Guide to Digital SLR Photography" will show you how, when, and, most importantly, why to use all the cool features and functions of your camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Pentax K200D's exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. This book is chock full of hands-on tips for choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with your new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use your Pentax K200D, and use it well.

Beginning Digital Image Processing

Using Free Tools for Photographers

Beginning Digital Image Processing

Since the advent of digital photography, we have been able to post-process our pictures. However, to do it properly, we have to become digital art apprentices. Sebastian Montabone is a computer vision expert who wants us to use our cameras and image processing software to come up with works of art. In this book, he teaches image processing techniques of ascending difficulty based on freely available tools. The book teaches you to use the best tools for the job, and it focuses on the techniques, not the environments or toolchains in which they run. Also in this book, you’ll learn about the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK), which expands the features of some cameras. What you’ll learn Learn how to process your photos by example. Save money by using free tools instead of expensive commercial software. Create unbelievable high-dynamic range (HDR) pictures. Generate stunning panoramas from ordinary pictures. Use the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK) to expand your camera features. Make videos and edit them easily using free software. Who this book is for This book is for anyone who is interested in photography, image processing, or free image editing software, with no exceptions. Table of Contents Digital images Geometric transforms Color transforms Filters Photo retouching HDR Distortion correction Panorama photo stitching Movie editing CHDK

101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs

101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs

House of Worship Sound Reinforcement provides everything you need to know to become a sound technician in a house of worship and beyond. Starting with the basic foundations of sound, you’ll progress into learning how the sound in your house of worship is

Killer Photos with Your IPhone

Killer Photos with Your IPhone

Killer Photos with Your iPhone shows students how to take fantastic pictures using the camera built right into their iPhone. Because of its portability and unique capabilities, the iPhone camera is now one of the most popular digital cameras on the market, and this book shows you how to do everything from taking simple pictures to using apps to snap and create innovative images. You'll find information on the basics of shooting with an iPhone, including how to aim, compose, and focus your shots, as well as shooting within an app platform, and even post-processing. Many of the most popular photography apps are covered, and explained option-by-option with full-color images that allow students to see the progression of the app all at once instead of step-by-step. Covering both the 3G and 3GS iPhone models, this book will have students shooting, editing, and sharing killer photos in no time!