15 Ultimate HDR Photography Tutorials
HDR, or High Dynamic Range photography becomes more and more popular among modern photographers. New tools and techniques are appearing and even some new camera models contain built-in HDR functionality. Indeed, with this technique it’s possible to create a quite unconventional, surreal and impressive image. However, as any other photographic genre, it takes some serious effort and experience to create really remarkable HDR images.
In this post we’ve selected some useful and interesting tutorials and how-to’s covering various aspects of HDR photography. Beginners can use this collection as their starter kit and experienced photographers can find some new gimmicks and inspiration to master their pictures.
HDR photography can become a real spice in your photo portfolio. By the way, don’t forget that on ReadyPhotoSite you can find beautiful and manageable flash photo websites to showcase your art on the web. So enjoy the round-up and come back on RPS for more!
This tutorial is made by a renowned HDR photographer and the guy behind the popular travel photography blog Stuck in Customs, Trey Ratcliff. It’s considered to be one of the most comprehensive guides on HDR. By the way, you can read a quite interesting interview with Trey Ratcliff on ReadyPhotoSite.
High Dynamic Range Imaging was originally used in 3D and now it’s a poplar photographic technique. Learn how to create nice HDR photos in Photoshop CS3 or CS 4 by reading this tutorial.
A very informative and detailed tutorial written by another key figure of modern landscape photography and photoblogging, Pete Carr.
In this tutorial Royce Howland walks you through the basics of High Dynamic Range Photography and also explains the entire process of applying this technique to your photographs.
This detailed HDR tutorial is geared at budding photogs and demonstrates how to create HDR photos from single or multiple images with different exposures.
A thorough walkthrough, showing you how to make HDR from shooting a picture to editing in using specific software.
This site is dedicated to all aspects of the HDR photography and offers a variety of materials to follow.
Learn how to use Lightroom plugin in Photomatix Pro for the best results in your HDR photography projects.
Learn how to turn a dull faded image into an eye-popping HDR photo with Photomatix Pro. A very informative and well-written tutorial.
A nice HDR photography tutorial for those who better perceive information through video format.
Here’s another take on HDR photography technique published in a popular web design and art journal Abduzeedo.
GIMP editor appears to give enough tools and options for creating and processing high quality HDR images.
Here you can find a few interesting HDR photo techniques based on the experience of photographer Jip van Bodegom.
Get to know how to create a realistic-looking HDR picture in Photoshop by means of exposure blending through layers and masks.
Some basic HDR photography theory and also a list of useful resources and references can be found on this post.