HDR and Beyond

Learn the fundamentals of HDR from capture through advanced processing.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2012 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • The better you are informed the easier this material will be to digest. Basic photography and processing are all that is required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you should have the information needed to capture and fully process an assortment of HDR images.

What 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

Section 1: Introduction and Overview
01:04
This is an introduction to this course and will outline the things that will be covered.
04:13
This will introduce what HDR is and how it is used in theory or as an art form.
05:45
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.
Section 2: Capture and Management
06:08
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.
04:48
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.
Section 3: The Merge
04:59
An introduction to how to get your images into Photomatix.
05:15
More on the topic of getting images into Photomatix including the Lightroom plug-in.
05:14
An overview of the merging application called photomatix and what the sliders functions are.
04:37
More on the overview of the merging application called photomatix and what the sliders functions are.
08:54
More on the overview of the merging application called photomatix and what the sliders functions are.
Section 4: Beyond the Merge
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.
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.
02:03
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.
Section 5: Beyond HDR
07:33
Processing a single image is possible and easily done as seen here.  It is not considered an HDR image but a tone mapped image.
03:19
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,
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.
08:36
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.
03:53
Follow the processing of a single image through the photoshop steps.
05:58
Getting better results on black and white conversions with photoshop.
Section 6: Other Methods
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.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Alvanas, 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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