Instructor: Kasia Zmokla
Learn how to photograph and process images for High Dynamic Range photo in Adobe Photoshop and Photomatix.
This online photo editing course will teach you how to produce stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) artwork. With the HDR technique you will be able to create breathtaking representations of demanding scenes. The images you will bring home will amaze your clients and enrich your portfolio.
With this course you will learn how to effectively apply the HDR technique to capture scenes containing vast luminosity range and strong contrast.
The course helps you quickly get a grasp of the complete process - beginning with the camera’s settings, capturing the HDR sequence, merging and developing the image. The course is designed as a comprehensive tutorial, no prior knowledge of HDR is needed, everyone can follow.
No matter how advanced your digital camera is - if you don't know how to produce HDR image, you are simply limiting your capturing abilities. A camera capable of covering complete range of a high dynamic scene hasn't been invented yet. Mastering the HDR technique allows us to work in a smart way and taking the full advantage of the data stored in the RAW files allows us to take control and create stunning photos.
The course takes an active, hands-on approach, it covers a complete creative edit of 2 high quality landscape images.
The edit includes:
merging sequence of RAW files into HDR image. We will work in Adobe camera RAW and as an alternative processing software we will use Photomatix
polishing the artwork in Adobe Photoshop to fine tune the desired “look & feel”
Unlike other photography classes that are focusing on "pushing sliders", this course teaches you how to approach your photo editing workflow in a comprehensive way. Behind every successful image stands a solid understanding of photography principles and a strong creative idea.