High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is the process of shooting several images of a scene at various exposures, then merging them into one file. This produces photographs that are crisp and detailed, from highlights to mid-tones to shadows, full of drama and expressiveness. It's an effect that is similar to how we perceive scenes with our own eyes, although it can also produce impactful hyper-real images.
Understanding HDR Photography is a comprehensive guide - written by a professional photographer in a clear and jargon-free style - to understanding the techniques of shooting and post-processing HDR images. Step-by-step case studies clearly explain the theory and practice of shooting and processing HDR images, with hints and tips that help to avoid the pitfalls of this engrossing genre of photography.
About the Author: David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer from Hexham in Northumberland. His work has taken him all over the world, from the sun-kissed beaches and azure seas of Zanzibar to the icy wastes of the Arctic Circle, but his first love remains the wild countryside and rugged coastline of his home county, which he has photographed extensively.