Introduction to HDR Training at WEX Photographic

Introduction to HDR Training pack

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is really popular at the minute however it leaves a lot of people wondering what it is and more importantly, how do you do it. I had a lot of contact from people emailing asking about the digital art techniques I use and as some of them are HDR, it made sense to run a HDR training session on it at WEX Photographic.

This 2 hour Introduction to HDR looked at some of the basic principles of why do we even do HDR, as I’m pretty lazy, that’s always my first question, why – whats the point? This helps articulate the very foundation of what we are trying to do, articulating the problem we are trying to solve if you will. HDR is a tool, a solution to a certain problem. If we cannot articulate the problem then how do we know we have the right solution?

So this course was a beginner, to let people know about HDR to see if it solves their problem, in many instances it did – issues with DSLR sensor capability, shooting out doors when wide contrasting differences etc can certainly be overcome by using HDR.

The training was broken up into the following categories

  • About HDR – Some history
  • Explanation of what contrast ratio is
  • A contrast comparison to articulate the basis of HDR
  • Explanation of Low Dynamic Range vs. High Dynamic Range
  • Some photographic examples
  • Discussion around what EV‘s are and how they play into HDR
  • A practical method of how to work out how many EV‘s are needed to cover a scene
  • Photographic examples of 9 EV‘s
  • Software for HDR
  • Contact Details

I thought it might be useful to share the training material on here so people have access to it…

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Let me know if you have any questions.

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