Two Worlds in HDR: Day 2 – Getting Ready for International HDR Day

June 21, 2010

HDR, Learning

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Image © Rick Sammon

It’s Day 1 of Two Worlds in HDR . . . leading up to International HDR Day on June 26th. Click here for more information (where to post images, about prizes, etc.) on International HDR Day.

Trey Ratcliff’s tip for today’s image: A Sunset on a Texas Farm – Even though I may be moving to New Zealand I will never forget the Texas Sunsets.

Rick Sammon’s tip for today’s image: Never under estimate the importance of a good subject. Always take your tripod so you are always ready for HDR. Also, in HDR, it’s usually best to get the entire scene in focus – as it looks to our eyes.

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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2 Responses to “Two Worlds in HDR: Day 2 – Getting Ready for International HDR Day”

  1. Jennifer Hannux Says:

    I did not know there was a world HDR day, but I am glad to be informed! And I shared one of my recent photos with you on the DPExperience FLICKR page.

    And I love that photo of the old car. I’ve got a special place in my heart for rusted old vehicles. They are just so darned photogenic!


  2. Rick Sammon Says:

    Hi Jennifer

    Nice shot… of you with the gun!!!!

    Take care – and take careful aim with that thing!


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