Learn HDR Basics edition
Developer: Serge Ramelli
Current Version: 1.2
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 323.3 MB - Download
CREATE STUNNING HDR PHOTOS USING PHOTOMATIX AND PHOTOSHOP
Learn how to create stunning HDR photos using the world leading HDR software Photomatix. No technical jargon used without a simple explanation. More importantly get straight to work doing stunning HDR photos.
- Are you tired of all the theory and technical jargon you have to wade through before getting to the point?
- Do you want to master the industry-leading HDR program in no time ?
- Do you want to see the full workflow of a pro photographer who is specialized in HDR ?
- Do you want tutorials that are easy to understand and fun ?
This tutorial is probably what you are looking for.
Serge Ramelli a french photographer who specialized in HDR photography over the last 6 years and is known forr his very simple way of teaching. He will train you on his complete workflow. That includes using Photomatix to blend the exposure and then Photoshop CS 5 to retouch the photos once they have been HDRed.
Serge is a known for his very unique way of teaching, with 2 main rules :
1. No technical terms explained with technical words, but with simple english.
2. No theory, practical and visual examples only.
The app provided 6 chapters, the first chapter deals with how to set up your camera to take HDR photos, then each videos trains on a specific HDR projects, see some of the screenshot below to see some of the final results.
Some reviews of Serge's HDR tutorials:
"I'm a fan" *****
"Your training is fantastic, I want to thank you for the hapiness your brought me with these training. I bought all of your HDR training and used it with great success"
"I can do it"*****
"Now I can say that I can do real good looking natural HDR photos"
"Great and simple training straight to the point"
The videos are resizeable and corrects a bug for the display of the app on Mac Book pro
Most Helpful Reviews
What to expect - This app is nothing more than a series of videos, each several minutes in length, discussing HDR by a talented photographer with a thick French accent; you will not be dazzled by the application, as it's nothing more than a simple player for a few videos. HOWEVER, the content discussed in those videos is pretty compelling and draws you in quickly -- he starts by showing you how to take bracketed exposure images efficiently, helps configure things to the best possible color sapce, and then walks you through his whole workflow process from start to finish. Budget about 12-24 minutes for each image discussed. Having done HDR before and very familiar with Photoshop, I was surprised to learn a quite number of new techniques and tool capabilities that I hadn't been aware of before. You may find that you'd been overly dismissive of Bridge and that Camera Raw mode can do quite a bit more than just opening the files and twiddling color space. He builds filters, alters image perspectie, performs multi-image edits at once, and a number of other clever time saving tricks. The HDR tool of choice is Photomatix Pro (and you'll absolutely need it if you follow his workflow); he explains how to use the tool and not from a buttonology sense, but from a what and why perspective. Once the HDR is constructed, Serge then walks you through additional HDR-postprocessing techniques in Camera Raw (again) and Photoshop to bring out that extra special pop that caught your attention. He quickly increases pace, without losing you, so that you get the general sense of his workflow in action, and he starts dealing with real-world problems (leaves blowing in the wind causing blur, ultra dark areas, noise, extracting detail, etc.) and how to correct them in the context of the workflow. In short, you learn a fluid technique, not a fixed set of steps. He doesn't use technical jargon, he doesn't race past your understanding, and he doesn't go off topic. In short, the signal to noise ratio is very high and you'll walk away with a number of new photographic techniques to add to your repitorire. Recommended for advanced photographers.