Tutorial: Guide to HDR Photography

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As a photographer, you sometimesfind that a subject or scene looks amazing in real life, but the photo you took of it doesn’t do it any justice. This is because the contrast between light and dark that’s picked up by your camera is different to what your eye picks up. In order to capture this dynamic range – the very light as well as the dark parts of a scene – you can use HDR (high dynamic range) processing. This allows you to capture the detail in a photo without the shadows appearing too flat, or the highlights too blown out.

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In short, HDR photography is the process of combining several photos of te same scene. This is done to obtain the optimal light for each section of the photo. Learn how you can apply this post-processing trick in Adobe Lightroom from this video tutorial by Phil Steele.

Learn all about the practical application of HDR photography and other photography secrets on our Travel and Wildlife Photography program.

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