Free HDR Photography Tutorials and Resources on PhotoTraces
The Popularity of HDR Photography exploded in recent years. Everybody does HDR now. These days you can find HDR functionality even in entry level mobile phones. But before I move any further I want to address the main misconception about HDR Photography.
First, let’s define what HDR Photography is. HDR Photography is the process of taking multiple photos (bracketing) and merging them into one single image with extended dynamic range. That’s all. HDR is the process and not a style of photography. The way final image looks is totally up to the photographer.
When you see overcooked, oversaturated, over everything image, do not blame technology, blame person who applied that technology.
The goal of this blog is to share my experience on how to create beautiful images using different types of technology. One of them is HDR Photography.
For me, HDR Photography is a direct result of photo gear manufacturers miserable failure . Even with latest rapid advances in camera technology, the dynamic range of even the best digital camera remains much smaller than a human eye. Thus, the best camera on the market can interpret only part of our human experience.
This is where software people came up with the brilliant hack: HDR Photography. The goal of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is to artificially increase Dynamic Range of a given photograph, making it as close as possible to human experience. The concept is relatively simple: you take multiple photos with different exposures and use various software tools to merge them into a single image with extended dynamic range.
Below are the resources from my blog directly related to HDR Photography. If you are interested what photo equipment I use, check my RESOURCES page.
HDR Tutorial and Guides on PhotoTraces
The Best HDR “Deconstructing Photo” blog posts
When I publish a new photo to my blog with the detailed breakdown on how it was taken and edited, it goes into the “Deconstructing Photo” category. I have learned that the most popular feature of these posts among the readers is Before & After demonstrations.