HDR photography or High Dynamic Range is all the rage. Three files, five, seven, all at different exposures, are combined to form a super-detailed image.
Making an HDR image can be a frustrating process. Photomatix is the industry-standard HDR application, but it can be confusing to a recent HDR convert. Tone-mapping? Micro-smoothing? Sbould I use the tone compressor or detail enhancer tab?
The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Real World HDR DVD from Kelby Training gives HDR enthusiasts the low-down on HDR photography. What can and can’t youdo with Adobe Photoshop CS4’s HDR function? What do all those sliders do in Photomatix? DVD host Matt Kloskowski presents 19 lessons, full of information and HDR tips and tricks.
The Real World HDR DVD is focused on improving images with HDR – creating new images in difficult exposure situations, adding details to highlights and shadows. While real-life applications receive the most airtime, the DVD does contains one tutorial on Surrealistic or Fantasy HDR effects.
The advanced HDR enthusiast will find Kloskowski’s HDR workflows informative and helpful. Tutorials on adding Photomatix and HDR imaging to you Adobe Lightroom workflow or you Adobe Bridge workflow will help you work faster and more efficiently.
Matt Kloskowski knows his stuff. He presents the material in a straight-forward manner, without the sidetracking or jumping around seen in other video tutorials.
This DVD is a must own if you want the inside story on Photomatix and HDR photography. Order from Kelby Training