HDR Expose 2 is a new HDR program that leverages Unified Color’s Beyond RGB color technology. There are a gaggle of HDR programs out there and most of them seem to do very similar things. However, I had the chance to sit down for a walk-through of the pre-release version of HDR Expose 2 at PhotoPlus in October and was stoked at what I saw this program do.
Check out this intro video to the brightness histogram for a little taste of how HDR Expose 2 works. [click to continue…]
Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition is a new book from photographer Jack Howard that is geared toward teaching you high dynamic range (HDR) photography. This new edition provides “step-by-step tutorials for creating professional results using the leading HDR software, including the latest versions of Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, Dynamic Photo HDR, and HDR PhotoStudio.”
Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition carries a retail price tag of $34.95; however, it can be found for $23.07 on Amazon.com.
While perusing Adobe TV tonight, I ran across this nice tutorial on using the Merge to HDR Pro feature in Photoshop CS5. In the 10-minute video, Julieanne Kost provides a pretty basic overview of HDR and then digs into the meat of the Merge to HDR Pro feature. In the last couple of minutes of the video, she shows off the power of HDR Toning if you just have a single image to work with. If you’ve been thinking about trying HDR with CS5, this should get you up to speed rather quickly.
If the embedded video above isn’t working for some reason, you can also find the video over at Adobe TV.