Learn to create and edit high dynamic range (HDR) photos in this full-day, start-to-finish class for more professional, more realistic images.
Make photos that reflect what you see
So often, we'll see a beautiful scene in front of our eyes that captures both light and dark in perfect balance. Then, as soon as we snap a photo to catch the moment, we see that the lightest parts become blown out, and the darkest parts are nothing but shadows.
With this introduction to the high dynamic range (HDR) method, you'll learn to improve the quality of your photos taken in tough lighting conditions, blending together ideal exposures to create one perfect photo.
From travel photos, macro photography, landscapes, and even interior photography, the HDR process can help improve all photographers ability to create stunning images in any situation.
By using the HDR method, you can improve the quality of your photos that have vastly different areas of brightness and darkness, without losing quality.
This one-day class is broken into two parts:
- Creating photographs: The day begins with a discussion about the basics of HDR photography and how to create them with your camera. Next, we'll step outside the classroom to start learning the HDR process with students creating images designed specifically for HDR.
- Editing photographs: After a lunch break, we'll return to the studio to learn how to work with our photos and create layered HDR images. Through detailed instruction, you will leave knowing how to create stunning HDR images on your own and with an expanded toolkit for future adventures.
- Digital Cameras I (or equiv.)
- Better Composition Photo Walk (or equiv.)
- Lightroom (or equiv.)
- Photoshop (or equiv.)
- Class is 4.5 hours and includes a 30-min lunch break
- Class size: limit 8
- DSLR, mirrorless, or advanced point & shoot camera, that has "manual mode"
- Tripod (36" or taller)
- Laptop computer (for editing portion of the class)
- Adobe Lightroom Classic (free trial link here)
- Adobe Photoshop (free trial link here)
- Two lens options: ~18-55mm,~10-20mm
- Notepad and pen/pencil