HDR Photography: 25 Tutorials + 50 Awesome Examples
Taking great shots can sometimes become a difficult and daunting task, high dynamic range also know as HDR can make your photographs stand out and come to life. HDR technique is achieved by capturing a series of photographs at different exposures and then merging then together using a software of your choice. When applied with care, HDR technique can turn your plan photos into something very spectacular.
In this post you’ll find a set of 25 HDR tutorials to get you started with HDR photography. You’ll find everything from Creating a pseudo-HDR effect with local contrast to 8 Easy Steps to Fake an HDR Look in Photoshop. These helpful tutorials will be followed by 50 awesome examples HDR Photography.
1. Creating an HDR-like Image From a Single RAW File in Lightroom
This tutorial will teach you to how produce and correct a single RAW image into a stunning HDR masterpiece using only Lightroom.
2. How to Easily Fake an HDR Effect in Photoshop
A quick Flickr guide to fake HDR effect really fast.
3. Exposure blending tutorial: Photoshop
This tutorial will walk you through the basics of creating a good HDR scene in Photoshop.
4. HDR Photoshop Tutorial with Photoshop
This guide shows an easy way to fake HDR technique with Photoshop.
5. Video tutorial: Create a pseudo-HDR effect with local contrast
This tutorial covers a simple and versatile Photoshop process for creating HDR-detailed image, much like tone mapping.
6. Create Artistic HDR Photos in Lightroom Without 3rd Party HDR Software
This Lightroom tutorial will tell you how to create a .pseudo. HDR effect in a few steps.
7. Video Lightroom 4 Tutorial . Fake HDR
In this tutorial you.ll see how to brighten up the shadows of RAW photo without overexposing the highlights and whites.
8. Introduction to High Dynamic Range Photography
In this tutorial you.ll learn how to take such high-quality stunning HDR shots.
9. HDR Tutorial . Using More Than One HDR App On A Single Image
This guide will walk you through the process of creating an HDR effect using more than one app.
10. 8 Easy Steps to Fake an HDR Look in Photoshop
Easy step-by-step instruction that shows how to easily fake HDR technique.
11. How to Shoot and Post-Process Professional HDR Photos in One Day
In this lesson you.ll learn a few easy secrets of crafting a shoot sequence for HDR and creating a pro quality HDR shots on both Photoshop and Photomatix (it.s all up to you).
12. Gimp Tutorial: Add HDR-like Effect to a Normal Potrait Picture
In this post you.ll learn how to turn an ordinary portrait into a good HDR-picture.
13. Create a Stylised HDR portrait with Photoshop CS6
Use Photoshop CS6 to add your pictures a stylish eye-catching finish.
14. Create an HDR effect in Photoshop CS5
Experience new heights of Photoshop CS5 and create an HDR image as fast as never before.
15. How to Manually Create an HDR Photo in Photoshop
Create an HDR effect for real estate photo using Photoshop CS5.
16. HDR Style Results Using Layers in Photoshop
Use layers in Photoshop to create HDR effect in no time.
17. HDR Photo Tutorial
A detailed video tutorial that will teach how to take HDR shots.
18. Photoshop Tutorial: Pseudo HDR
In this tutorial you.ll see how to transform any photo into an HDR one.
19. HDR tutorial with Photomatix
An easy HDR tutorial that will help you to achieve very dramatic results with Photomatix.
20. HDR tutorial
One more easy Deviant Art tutorial that will teach you how to fake HDR effect. Just download zip-file with tutorial to make it a snap.
21. Fake HDR effects in Photoshop Elements
In this guide you.ll see you how to process multiple raw format files to reveal specific tonal details and then use the standard Elements Photomerge command to combine them into a single image packed with detail.
22. Photoshop Tutorial: Create A HDR Effect In 5 Steps
Create a stunning HDR effect using filters in Photoshop.
23. How to Tone Map and Create an HDR Like Image Using Only Lightroom 3 . Lightroom Video Tutorial
A simple Lightroom video tutorial to fake HDR effect.
24. HDR Photography With Photoshop CS5
In this tutorial you.ll learn how to shoot and edit HDR pictures in Photoshop.
25. Amazing Graffiti HDR Tutorial
RAW image is recommended to create an HDR picture following this tutorial.
50 Stunning HDR Photos for Your Inspiration
Hold on, we are not quite done yet! There are still 50 really awesome examples of high dynamic range photography that will truly inspire you to give birth to your own creations.
1. HDR Rumpiyang Bridge by a2udoank
2. on_track5 HDR by BIGGjeppe
3. High Dynamic Range Photography by ORIOS DESIGNS
4. Converse HDR try by ThavipaNL
5. HDR Photography by Santiago Chamba Cardenas
6. Light and Dark by Steve Huskisson
7. HDR Photography by Mike Tungate
8. HDR Photography by MattMadeMedia.com
9. Fire and Water Drop 02 HDR by Creative–Dragon
10. The Ferris Wheel HDR by ISIK5
11. Time by Jan Zeman
12. Office HDR by evrengunturkun
13. HDR Old Corvette by braxtonds
14. A taste of freedom v2 HDR by TomekKarol
15. Happy Holidays from the Bay Bridge by Aaron M
16. HDR Photography by David Giral
17. HDR Photography by Abdula Ameer
18. Sunrise hdr by Relamz
19. Out Africa by yara GB
20. Beach HDR by ruioliveira-photo
21. My Porsche Boxster HDR by Witch-Dr-Tim
22. HDR Photography by Tawsif Khan
23. Summer HDR by AyseSelen
24. Addicted to Chaos HDR by ISIK5
25. Good Morning Maiga ! by Mohd Zaki Shamsudih
26. Chess HDR by NeotericMetrist
27. Photography in Paris by Ino Kermc
28. HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography by J.K. Elliman Photography
29. HDR’s by JCarlos Elgueta
30. Docklands Marina HDR by DanielleMiner
31. HDR Ilocos by Earl Paed
32. Don Mills Subway Station by Roland Shainidze
33. Haunted by Satellites II HDR by ISIK5
34. The Glass Palace HDR by ISIK5
35. HDR Cows by Squadz2000
36. Handheld HDR Luka Maretic
37. Mark HDR by PenguinPhotography
38. Snow Dog – HDR Experimentation by Emily Miller
39. My Cam by Aman Dhingra
40. Great Pyramid HDR by ammardesigns
41. HDR Project by Marco Sassi
42. Pisardi by Josep Sumalla
43. Sky Bar Sirocco by Suradej Chuephanich
44. Atlanta Skyline by Marc Perrella
45. 78 Trans Am – 400 Sm Block HDRby Witch-Dr-Tim
46. Shem Creek – HDR by Carise
47. Vendetta HDR by kevindebie
48. Twisting by the Pool HDR by ISIK5
49. Mussels HDR by MihaiDaniel