Beginning HDR Photography Book by Matthew Bamberg

. May 16, 2012

California photographer Matthew Bamberg introduces HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography to beginning photographers and others who have an interest in creating fine art images with sharp details throughout the processed image.

HDR—High Dynamic Resolution photography, an art that brings fine detail throughout an image by combining several images shot at different exposures has been perceived to be only for skilled photographers who are adept using Photoshop and/or other HDR image creation programs. This false perception is one that automatically excludes beginning digital photographers. In the book Beginning HDR Photography, author Matthew Bamberg takes beginners into the world of HDR photography with several different programs (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photomatix) by reviewing basic photography concepts such as f-stop and shutter speed at the same time as guiding them step-by-step through the HDR production process from shooting the photo sets to combining the photos in HDR processing programs to tweaking the resulting photo afterward.

The book also includes an in-depth analysis of the advent of HDR photography to clarify how the technique works to how it’s been used in the past. It assists photographers in both shooting better images and manipulating them in a number of ways to create the desired WOW factor.

Beginning HDR Photography is an opportunity for beginning and intermediate photographers to create compelling images with attention paid to the fine details in the shadows and highlights that are not seen in traditional photography. The software is simple and automated so that photographers with little experience can indulge in the creation of dynamic art.

“The emphasis of the book is to create sharp, detailed photographs that suit the photographers’ tastes, giving them a choice that ranges from subtle enhancement to major transformations of both merged sets of photographs and single photographs,” Bamberg explained.

He added, “HDR photography and software are in their infancy, an art that photographers are still defining and one that can include new photographers interested in the craft.”

Bamberg sees HDR photography as a new way to express artistic thought. Strong opinions exist about the nature of HDR photography in terms of how it can make photographs appear over processed without considering the multitude of new applications of the craft in art and design. “At this time everyone from programmers to photographers are experimenting with the medium,” Bamberg said.

Bamberg’s book, New Image Frontiers: Defining the Future of Photography has received outstanding reviews and has had high rankings from Amazon.com for several weeks. His recently released Photography Applications for Cloud Computing is the first book of its kind to hit the photography book market. He has taught The History of Fine Art Photography and Beginning HDR Photography for UCR-Extension and Cal State-Extension. He has a Masters in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University’s Inter-Arts Center.

This is the tenth book about technology and photography from Matthew Bamberg, a writer and photographer whose company by the same name has produced published products for education and technology for nearly a decade.

Book: http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-HDR-Photography-Matthew-Bamberg/dp/1133788777

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