By Trey Ratcliff

Excessive dynamic variety (HDR) images helps you to trap the myriad colours and degrees of sunshine so you might see within the actual international, and the consequences are remarkable images that run the gamut from great actual to surreal. discover this excellent realm of images during the specified imaginative and prescient of popular go back and forth photographer Trey Ratcliff. during this e-book, Trey stocks his out of the ordinary HDR photos in addition to the entire backstory at the adventurous conditions in their beginning. He additionally finds the recommendations he used to get the ultimate shot. The breathtaking photographs gracing those pages and the author’s real-world recommendation for taking pictures and manipulating photos will encourage you to create your individual HDR magic. So Trey additionally contains his easy and easy instructional that teaches you every little thing you want to understand to make your individual HDR images, no matter if you’re a newbie, beginner, or expert. a special mixture of functional and inspirational, this ebook features

* a panoramic choice of HDR photographs

* attractive reasons of the way the writer accomplished the image

* professional tips for attaining gorgeous effects (and averting universal mistakes)

* a foolproof HDR educational and software program recommendations

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Use a wide-angle lens and get in close. It makes the animal’s head look really big and cute. Humans love big-headed animals; they always make people smile. Why this is, I have no idea. Note that this trick also kinda works with babies. 32 | A WORLD IN HDR 2 PHOTOGRAPHY EVOLVES | 33 THE MAGIC OF DISNEY This was taken in the evening at MGM Studios in Disney World before we went to the big fireworks show. The only problem with making your family and 6-year-old son (he is now 8) stand around while you set up your tripod and take a bunch of shots is that it gives them ample opportunity to find little toys they cannot live without.

The single RAW photo method of HDR is described in detail in Chapter 5. One important point I can add here, however, is to make sure that if you take a single RAW, keep the ISO as low as possible. A lot of noise can turn into a real problem when you’re trying to convert a single RAW file to an HDR. 2 PHOTOGRAPHY EVOLVES | 37 FOURTH ON LAKE AUSTIN This has always been a special photo in my portfolio for a variety of reasons. It’s the first HDR photo ever to hang in the Smithsonian. This made my mom very proud of course, and it resulted in her sending off more emails than the average Nigerian.

I often have my work printed on canvas, which accentuates this effect even more. If you are reading this book, you are probably somewhere within the delightful sphere of “photographer,” so you understand a bit about what is going on here. This is one of the photos that hangs at galleries and always draws a lot of attention from people who have never seen HDR. They continually come over to it and start scratching the surface to figure out what the heck it is. The general public still has no idea what HDR is, and when people first see a printed canvas, they are always wonderfully perplexed as to how such a thing can exist on this mortal coil.

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