We announced the Top 10 HDR Mistakes and How to Fix Them eBook Giveaway earlier this week and today we are announcing the lucky winners. Top 10 HDR Mistakes and How to Fix Them is the book where Trey Ratcliff shows some of his own mistakes from the past and teach us how to avoid them!
Last week we announced here a really cool giveaway: Giveaway: A World in HDR - A Great book by Trey Ratcliff, and today we are proud to reveal the 3 lucky winners that will take this incredible book home to 'go deep' into the HDR world! Once again we would like to thank Trey for the support with this giveaway and for his excitement, passion and enthusiasm throughout HDR! It's really nice to have someone spreading the word and opening some 'secrets' of this technique.
Hello everyone from Abduzeedo!If you are anything like me, you have this site in your regular reading list for inspiration.I've been so inspired by so many things here, that I thought it would be good to share a few things back with the world.I talked to the very nice Fabio here at Abduzeedo, and he thought a light version of my photo art tutorial would be fun for a guest post. Trey Ratcliff - www.stuckincustoms.com
2008 was a great year for HDR. Hundreds of blogs were posting about the new and awesome way of photographing. So did abduzeedo, we wrote lots of articles which were visited more than 2 million times. Enjoy our list of the most beautiful and most interesting HDR Images of this year. In this year the HDR-photomapping became really huge. Why? Because its very easy to create and very powerfull. The images look incredible proffesional.
We have accepted some tutorials from readers and we think it's really good to open the blog, so anyone can share their skills with the community. Because of that and this tutorial is part of our Reader Tutorial series. If you have or want to write a tutorial and publish it here on Abduzeedo, just send it via email to us. This will teach you how to give a kinda of hdr desaturated look to your photos, it's really simple and easy, it only takes 5 minutes and will give a totally different look to your photo, so try it out.
We've shown you great HDR pictures and tutorials how to create your own. But this is the first time that we show you a full HDR movie. Chad Richard recorded the sunrise from the Twin Peaks in San Francisco. He is just one of a dozen Photographer in the world, that deals with this effect. This was an HDR time-lapse from Twin Peaks. It was a glorious moment because mother nature was behaving, unlike the last 2 early morning efforts where I was too fogged in.
I'm far from a professional photographer, I'm more of an enthusiast and I love to play around with my Canon G9. It's not an SLR camera but it works really fine for my skills and, also, it does RAW; everything I need for my addiction to HDR. I still have a lot to learn but I thought it would be nice to share some of my experiments. For this short tutorial I will use Photomatix but you can use whatever software you like.
The program formerly known as "Project Wukong" has been released a few days ago as Essential HDR. I've no idea why they would drop an awesome code name like Wukong, maybe the guys from Imaging Luminary aren't real Ninjas after all... But they are certainly nice people: You can download the demo version for free (called community version), which is essentially a demo with a bottom frame watermark and 1 megapixel size restriction. Even better, the first 1000 copies are on sale for 30% off ($48.99 instead of $69.99).
I was looking around for some new HDR pictures and found this great one from a car race. That's whenIi decided to make a third part of our series Beautiful HDR Pictures".
HDR pictures have proved to be loved for most of us. From graffiti to portraits, and now Signage! Bryan Scott has come with a cool concept, making HDR out of signals... pretty awesome!
There has been a lot of buzz recently about HDR photography, but many people assume that it's only limited to professional photographers. The reality is that just about anyone can take and process an HDR photo with most cameras and proper HDR software. There are plenty of explanations of what HDR is and how it works, so we won't cover that here.
Fact: HDR pictures are totally cool. HDR makes colors pop-out, they appear really vivid and shiny. And what kinda art uses lots of vivid and shiny colors? That's right, grafitti! And the combination of these two will blow your mind!