The HDR and RAW Photography Course is one of my favourite courses as I’m a great fan of shooting into the light.
I just love those long shadows and the fabulous cloud formations with the sunlight streaming through. High Dynamic Range photography (HDR) allows us to create photographs which are more like the image you saw when you took the shot. It’s also a brilliant course for those photographers who like to shoot church interiors and want to maintain detail in the stained glass windows and the building.
Many people say they dislike HDR as the results can look “false” . This course will demonstrate how to get natural looking HDR along with the more “grungy” look if that’s what you like.
For the morning practical photography sessions you will require a tripod with a remote release. The editing session will require a laptop computer with Lightroom installed plus a copy of HDR eFex 2 Pro. Trial versions are availble to download prior to the course and a link will be sent.
HDR & RAW Course – 2023 TBA
I can’t recommend this course highly enough, there really were some “eureka” moments, where all the knowledge I’ve picked up on Digital SLR photography all fell into place. – Marc Darling.
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HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The human eye is great at seeing a very wide contrast range but unfortunately digital cameras record a much more limited tonal range. HDR is a method of taking several images and combining them in special software to give a much truer representation of what the eye actually sees. If you find the landscape images your camera takes don’t actually look like what you think you saw then this is the best photography course for you. A tripod and a laptop PC with Photoshop installed would be very useful for this course but we do have spares if required.
The RAW and HDR Photography Course is split between taking photographs and editing them in Photoshop so you will require a laptop computer, with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements installed, plus a tripod and a remote release. Please contact us before booking if you lack any of these items.
The course starts with an explanation of the difference between the JPG, RAW and HDR formats before going straight into a practical photography session to put the theory into practice. We’ll spend about an hour taking photographs in the RAW format before loading the images onto a PC and adjusting them in Photoshop to see just how much detail is achievable. After lunch we’ll travel to another location where you will be able to take another landscape photograph using the the techniques you learned in the morning. By this time you should be able to visualize the finished image before you actually take the shot.
Glen is so patient and he teaches in variety of different ways which are all excellent. This course answered all my questions. Lightroom is next on the list. Jenny Burden
An interesting course where everything was explained clearly and I now understand what HDR & shooting is all about. I’m hoping for a nice sunset tonight to practice on. Pauline Bellamy
Another really enjoyable course which was well paced and made easy to learn the topics. Glen always takes the time to explain the details without having to go too deep. Suresh Thalange.
I have attended several of Glen’s courses and on every occasion I have found the sessions enjoyable and extremely informative.
I went on this HDR and RAW photography course with some trepidation, as I was concerned that it would be very technical, and be mostly about elaborate editing in Photoshop. On both counts I was wrong. As usual Glen’s calmly paced, easily understood tuition, followed by practicing the techniques, with a very useful review of the shots in their before and afterwards states.
In the most basic terms, I picked up invaluable tips on how to quickly improve the photos I’ve already taken. The terms “Bracketing”and “blending” sound very technical, but they are simple methods of accurately capturing the detail in a contrasting landscape shots (e.g. ground dark, sky light). This training really helped with my understanding of the tonal range and contrast variations in a photograph , but more fundamentally, composition and the visualization of the finished picture before the shot was taken.
The session on RAW was excellent – this technique is simple, and relevant for those few ‘special’ landscape shots, that will benefit from some editing to bring out the contours of clouds, for example.The editing in Lightroom was simple – the results from the session are images I would put on a wall!
I can’t recommend this course highly enough, there really were some “eureka” moments, where all the knowledge I’ve picked up on Digital SLR photography all fell into place. Marc Darling