Do the 'Impossible': How to Create Exciting Photographs and Effects with Cutting Edge HDR Photography

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Discover how photographing in previously hopeless lighting conditions is now possible, with tips on new High Dynamic Range or HDR photography.

The photographer can emphasize shadows or tone them down, because HDR provides complete control over the entire dynamic range of the image. The important thing is to get familiar with what HDR software can do and learn how to expose images so you get all the highlights and all the shadows. Once you get those two things nailed down, you're on your way.

Now you can take great photographs despite challenging light conditions, or learn to create astonishing and artistic high quality visual effects. What photographers used to think was virtually impossible just got a whole lot easier with High Dynamic Range or HDR photography.

In this week's free 7 Photography Questions podcast with host Dr. Audri Lanford, master photographer Tony Sweet, the author of four books and hundreds of articles, answers 7 of the biggest questions about HDR photography -- which is one of the most exciting new areas of digital photography.

"With HDR photography," explains Sweet, "The photographer can emphasize shadows or tone them down, because HDR provides complete control over the entire dynamic range of the image. The important thing is to get familiar with what HDR software can do and learn how to expose images so you get all the highlights and all the shadows. Once you get those two things nailed down, you're on your way."

Sweet gives easy to understand answers to the most asked HDR photography questions:

  •     The biggest secret photographers need to know to get the best HDR images.
  •     How many different exposures to take for optimum results.
  •     The preferred format for shooting HDR and the best HDR software to use.
  •     Which types of cameras, lenses, and accessories to use for HDR.
  •     How to choose the ideal subjects for shooting HDR images.
  •     Exercises listeners can do to improve their HDR photography skills.

Towards the end of the interview, Sweet shares his own HDR photographs and explains how he got their various unique looks and amazing effects. Go here to find the current interview called "HDR Photography - An Interview with Tony Sweet".

About 7PhotographyQuestions.com:
Interviews with top photographers are posted to http://www.7PhotographyQuestions.com every Tuesday. Listeners can use any computer to hear the podcast at the http://www.7PhotographyQuestions.com website, or easily download it to any MP3 player or subscribe at iTunes for iPods and iPhones. The text of the interviews are also posted to the website, as well as Show Notes, the photographs that are discussed, and all of the resources mentioned in each podcast. All of the current podcasts are available here. http://www.7photographyquestions.com/audio-podcast/.

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