You Are Holding an Entire HDR Workshop in Your Hands
When it comes to HDR, only three key ingredients are needed: hardware, software and technique. Hardware is simple – there’s only one proper way to set up and shoot for an HDR picture. Software is vastly improved – making it easier for anyone to create an HDR image. The hard part is technique. There are only two options: hours and hours of experimentation or The HDR Book.
The HDR Book by Rafael “RC” Concepcion is more than a “how to” and different from any other HDR book in publication. While other books on HDR tend to lean towards the esoteric or the formulaic, The HDR Book takes another approach. It’s a complete and total HDR workshop that teaches you the one thing that most other books miss – Once you’ve processed your image with HDR software, you’re still not finished.
Within the pages of the HDR book, you’ll find 16 projects. Each one designed to show you how the subtle differences presented with each scenario (light, subject, environment, etc.) dictate the post-processing needed to achieve each look. Not only will you learn the different settings RC used, but you’ll also learn the final steps taken in Photoshop before the image was done. Then, you’ll recreate these looks yourself using the exact same raw files that RC used in his book! The end result: a more intrinsic understanding of the nuances of HDR that will help you create the images you’ve always wanted to create.
Best of all, The HDR Book is written to accommodate the three top HDR processing programs used in the industry today: Photoshop HDR, Photomatix, and HDR Efex Pro so no matter which program you use, you’ll be able to follow along and create your own stunning looks in no time.
About the Author: Rafael Concepcion (RC) is an education and curriculum developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and the co-host of D-Town TV webcast for digital photography and equipment. An Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom, RC has over 10 years in the I.T. and ecommerce industries and spends his days developing content for all applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. RC also writes columns for Photoshop User magazine and recently became a bestselling author with his debut book, Get Your Photography on the Web: The Fastest and Easiest Way to Show and Sell Your Work.