I picked up a copy of 'A World in HDR' by Trey Ratcliff. Trey's name comes up a lot in discussions on HDR photography and his style of imagery is fairly unique.
This book is an interesting and easy read. Trey has chosen to present a good diversity of his photographs and displays them large. Trey comes across as self-deprecating, although obviously an accomplished photographer.
High dynamic range (HDR) photography lets you capture the myriad colors and levels of light that you can see in the real world, and the results are amazing photographs that run the gamut from super real to surreal. Explore this fantastic realm of photography through the unique vision of renowned travel photographer Trey Ratcliff. In this book, Trey shares his phenomenal HDR photographs as well as all the backstory on the adventurous circumstances of their origin. He also reveals the techniques he used to get the final shot. The breathtaking images gracing these pages and the author’s real-world advice for capturing and manipulating images will inspire you to create your own HDR magic. So Trey also includes his simple and straightforward tutorial that teaches you everything you need to know to make your own HDR photographs, whether you’re a beginner, amateur, or professional. A unique blend of practical and inspirational, this book features
- a breathtaking collection of HDR photographs
- engaging explanations of how the author achieved the image
- expert tips for achieving stunning results (and avoiding common mistakes)
- a foolproof HDR tutorial and software recommendations