Two Worlds in HDR: Day 7 – It’s International HDR Day!

June 26, 2010

HDR, Learning

Trey Ratcliff (left) and Rick Sammon (right)

Hey! It’s International HDR Day!

Trey and I hope you have enjoyed the posts all this week – and we look forward to seeing your images on the DPE flickr group!

If you have not been following along, click here for info on National International Day!

Trey Ratcliff’s tip for today’s image: The Pool at Hearst – The azure jeweled interior is too glorious for regular photography.

Rick Sammon’s tip for today’s image: Look for color, as both Trey and I did for these images. But beware: if your colors are over saturated, you will lose detail in those areas.

Rick’s HDR Day in NJ: July 18, 2010.

If you are just getting into HDR imaging, or want some ideas, check out our HDR books:

A World in HDR – by Trey

HDR Photography Secrets – by Rick

Also check out Trey’s new Textures tutorial DVD, it’s very cool. Trey will also has an HDR instructional DVD in the works, so make sure to keep an eye on

Here’s a quick video I did on HDR imaging. Enjoy!

If you are totally new to HDR, you’ll need an HDR program to process your images, such as Photomatix.

You can get a 15% discount when purchasing Photomatix, make sure to use this code upon checkout: “DigitalPhotoExperience”.

Topaz Adjust can also help in expanding the dynamic range of an image, although it’s not a true HDR program. You can order Topaz adjust here. (Make sure to use the discount code “juanpons” for an extra 15% off).

Good luck to you all!

Explore the light,


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