HDR and Beyond
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HDR and Beyond

Learn the fundamentals of HDR from capture through advanced processing.
4.5 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
86 students enrolled
Created by Chris Alvanas
Last updated 11/2012
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you should have the information needed to capture and fully process an assortment of HDR images.
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Requirements
  • The better you are informed the easier this material will be to digest. Basic photography and processing are all that is required.
Description

This course will look at the HDR process from capture through the merging and processing.  It will also deliver a simple understanding of what HDR really is.  This course is designed for everyone trying to overcome dynamic range issues as well as those wanting to express more detail in their photography with this additional creative control.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students that have an understanding of basic processing and capture will gain a great deal from this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
20 Lectures
01:44:20
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Introduction and Overview
3 Lectures 11:02
This is an introduction to this course and will outline the things that will be covered.
Preview 01:04

This will introduce what HDR is and how it is used in theory or as an art form.
Preview 04:13

This is a continuation of the first overview tutorial that moves a bit deeper in the theory behind HDR and how it differs from tone mapping.
Preview 05:45
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Capture and Management
2 Lectures 10:56
How images are captured defines everything and how it moves forward.  This lesson talks to methods as well as the do's and don't's of making the initial capture.
Capture
06:08

Managing the many images required when taking bracketed images is key when your images get to the point of processing.  HDR will change the volume of content you are used to and therefore it may require a different way of thinking about how they are managed.
Management
04:48
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The Merge
5 Lectures 28:59
An introduction to how to get your images into Photomatix.
Launching Photomatix 1
04:59

More on the topic of getting images into Photomatix including the Lightroom plug-in.
Launching Photomatix 2
05:15

An overview of the merging application called photomatix and what the sliders functions are.
Photomatix 1
05:14

More on the overview of the merging application called photomatix and what the sliders functions are.
Photomatix 2
04:37

More on the overview of the merging application called photomatix and what the sliders functions are.
Photomatix 3
08:54
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Beyond the Merge
3 Lectures 14:04
Overcoming things like movement or ghosting is a common problem when taking bracketed images.  In this tutorial we will look at the ways to mediate this effect and in most cases overcome it.
De-Ghosting 1
06:57

Overcoming things like movement or ghosting is a common problem when taking bracketed images.  In this tutorial we will look at the ways to mediate this effect and in most cases overcome it.
De-Ghosting 2
05:04

Overcoming things like movement or ghosting is a common problem when taking bracketed images.  In this tutorial we will look at the ways to mediate this effect and in most cases overcome it.
De-Ghosting 3
02:03
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Beyond HDR
6 Lectures 35:42
Processing a single image is possible and easily done as seen here.  It is not considered an HDR image but a tone mapped image.
Single Image
07:33

Color can be hard to manage and get out of hand.  Black and Whites can be a solution as well as a great creative objective with HDR,
Black and White
03:19

Throughout this course we have learned not to over process in the previous steps so we don't undo things we have introduced to the image.  Here we put in the final steps that will surely bring out what you want in the image and take advantage of the process of getting this far.
Photoshop 1
06:23

Throughout this course we have learned not to over process in the previous steps so we don't undo things we have introduced to the image.  Here we put in the final steps that will surely bring out what you want in the image and take advantage of the process of getting this far.
Photoshop 2
08:36

Follow the processing of a single image through the photoshop steps.
Single Photoshop
03:53

Getting better results on black and white conversions with photoshop.
Better Black and White
05:58
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Other Methods
1 Lecture 03:37
A quick look at the other options for tone mapping your images, including the tone compressor and the assorted versions of exposure fusion.
Fusion and Compression
03:37
About the Instructor
Chris Alvanas
4.3 Average rating
12 Reviews
241 Students
7 Courses
Lightyear Imaging

Chris Alvanas is a digital artist and an accomplished post-production

retoucher for high-end beauty and fashion. As a photographer, Chris is known commercially for his quirky kids images, while his fine art delves into the worlds of jazz music and dance by illustrating the musician’s relationship with the instrument, and the motion of the dancer. His recent Washington DC exhibit featured a body of work shot with an iPhone. Additionally, Chris is a popular speaker on post-production beauty retouching, HDR and fine art printing.

As a new filmmaker, Chris uses a multi-genre approach: the photographer’s eye and the musician’s ear. Chris believes the addition of video and music offer exciting opportunities in cinematic storytelling for the contemporary  photographer.

Chris’s work has been featured in such magazines as Shutterbug, Nikon World, Popular Photography, and the Nikon Pro website. His articles have appeared in After Capture magazine. He is a regular speaker at Photo Plus Expo, New York and PMA in Las Vegas. Chris has instructed for the Nikon Mentor Series, and is the former Director of Photography at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington DC
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