This is an extensive tutorial for HDR photography but also includes many other innovative and fun post-processing techniques as well. There are over 11 hours of video instruction across 9 classes covering topics for beginners and moving into intermediate and advanced topics. Trey feels it is important for you to understand the “thinking process” as well as the “photography process”, so he spends the first part of every session talking about the thinking that goes into everything he does, from composition to critiques.
This Bonus Edition includes:
- Free eBook, Top 10 Mistakes in HDR Processing - Over 130 RAW Working Files - 11+ hours of video instruction across 9 classes - Available to download immediately
Preview of the HDR Video Tutorial
The HDR Tutorial covers the following topics:
Challenging your photography premises
Need for deep photography knowledge
Getting outside of the photography bubble
The magic of HDR photography
Overview of Trey’s workflow
The experience of learning together
How to use auto-bracketing
Setting up your Nikon or Canon
Proper settings for taking the photos
Bracketing versus RAW files
How and why to share your photos online
How to take criticism and how what to expect
Balancing technical and artistic sides
Photo critiques and double tone-mapping demo
Wide angle and chromatic aberration discussion
Layers and post-processing
Pixel Peeping, chromatic aberration & noise
How the eye works and Photomatix gets it right
Where Photomatix breaks down
We remember impressions rather than photos
Composition and setting up for shots
Using color in composition
Wide angle and lens choice for composition
Creating and cropping a too-wide photo
How do you get rid of noise at night
How to not be intimidated
How most people in the world are pretending
Pros and cons of Photomatix
Photomatix processing sessions
Getting into the “flow” of photography
Learning by guessing, trying & making mistakes
My forest image discussed
Three demos using several different tools
Batch processing in LightRoomo
Putting a Nikon lens on a Canon body?
The business of photography
Sharing your work with the community
The good kind of stress
Three demos of various lighting conditions
Color correction after Photomatix?
Explanation of the forest photo
Correcting the Louvre photo
Discovering new ideas by examining other photos
Three demos showing advanced techniques
Detailed Q&A session
About Trey Ratcliff
Trey Ratcliff is a photographer, artist, writer and adventurer. Each day, Trey posts a new photo to his website StuckInCustoms.com, which receives over half a million monthly page views. Trey has over 10 million social media followers via Google+, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.
Trey is best known as a pioneer in HDR photography. Chris Anderson from TED called Trey a "pioneer of HDR photography." HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, a technique whereby multiple levels of light are captured for a particular scene and then combined into a single photograph. The resulting images are richly detailed and more closely resemble what you recall of the scene in your mind.
Trey's photo, Fourth on Lake Austin, was the first HDR photograph to hang in the Smithsonian. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOXand the BBC, and his photos have accumulated about 1 billion views. His best-selling book, "A World in HDR" sold out on Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Using a unique teaching style based on curiosity and discovery, Trey has taught hundreds of thousands of people the secrets to his photography techniques.
Trey grew up blind in one eye, which changed the way he has come to experience and visually map the world. This, combined with his degree in computer science and math, has shaped his unique, algorithm-like, approach to capturing a scene that evokes more palpable memories.