Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography – New Book

Creating HDR Photos

Creating HDR Photos is a new book from photographer Harold Davis.

“In Creating HDR Photos, bestselling author Harold Davis covers the complete HDR workflow, from choosing the subjects that work best for HDR through processing RAW files to unlock the dynamic power of HDR. You’ll learn how to photograph multiple exposures and blend them into a single HDR image using various software programs. Best of all, you will find out how to control the style of your HDR images, from subtle to hyper-real, using a range of photographic and post-processing techniques.”

Creating HDR Photos retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $18.98 from Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $17.99.

Olympic Photographer Lens Cap Fail

How many of you have ever left your lens cap on the camera and missed an important shot?  (I’m guilty.)

The photographer in the above video had the misfortune of making that mistake in front of TV cameras for the whole world to see.  I hope he still got a keeper or two after he figured out the malfunction.

[via Fstoppers]

LevelUp for Photoshop Makes a Game of Learning Photoshop

Level Up for Photoshop Game

Adobe has launched a new game for learning your way around Photoshop.

LevelUp for Photoshop is a game of missions — and points and rewards — that guide you along the way of learning basic Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and CS6 software skills. If you are a photographer and are just starting to use Photoshop, this is the game for you.

More details on Adobe’s website.

Aviary Camera and Photo Editing App for iOS and Android

Aviary

Aviary is now available as an app on both iOS and Android.  The app features a camera function, as well as powerful image editing features that allow you to apply Instagram-like looks, crop, rotate, add text and lots more.

At first blush, Aviary appears to be one of the better Android apps that I’ve used, although Camera Awesome and/or Camera+ should measure at or above Aviary’s features on iOS devices.

The app is free with additional presets available for in-app purchase.  You can find Aviary on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

[via PetaPixel]

Manfrotto Lino Apparel Collection for Women

Manfrotto Lino Apparel for Women

Manfrotto recently introduced a new line of pro photo apparel for women.  The Lino Apparel Collection includes four items that are specially designed for the female shape: Pro Field Jacket, Pro Photo Vest, Pro Soft Shell Jacket and Pro Air Jacket. Also included in the new line is a unisex wind and waterproof poncho.

Check availability at B&H Photo.

Specs and pricing below.

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Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual – New Book

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual is a new book O’Reilly Media and author Lesa Snider, who explains what the book is made of.

“This edition features all new screen shots, new and updated practical techniques, as well as a new chapter on video editing… It’s simply the most comprehensive yet conversational, Photoshop book on the market and I’m incredibly proud to have it available upon ship date of the software.”

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual retails for $49.99, however, you can currently find it for $27.26 on Amazon.