Master HDR Photography - 2 Day Workshop

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Master the secrets of High Dynamic Range Photography and learn new techniques for creating amazing HDR images in this two-day workshop.

For years, photographers struggled with how to go about capturing the full range of light in a scene when film only could record a fraction of what our eyes saw. Ansel Adams took the well-known steps of Zone System in compressing or expanding the tones in a scene to match that of the final print. But now with digital, we can do the color equivalent of the Zone System by using High Dynamic Range Photography in capturing dramatic and not-so dramatic scenes that are then rendered into realistic and at times surreal visions of colorful imagery.

This workshop, taught by Nikonians faculty, brings the confusing world of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography into an easy and manageable process that in turn opens your photographic eyes into the explosive potential that awaits you. This workshop, which includes classroom and in-the-field instruction, begins with understanding the technical infrastructure of the HDR process, delving into the digital aspects of the methods, followed by a step-by-step explanation of how to go about creating your own HDR images. From pre-visualization to exposure methods to post-production to the digital workflow to the evaluative comparisons between software options, this workshop explores the whole HDR phenomenon and will de-mystify the process.


  • You will learn

    • The technical demands for HDR
    • A comprehensive understanding of dynamic range
    • Evaluative composition and exposure for HDR
    • Previsualization of final image
    • Comparative post-production software options
    • Integration of Photoshop into post-HDR solutions...
  • What to bring

  • Required

    • Camera and wide-angle lens choices (from fisheye to medium length is the ideal range)
    • Tripod and cable release
    • Ensure that you are familiar with the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) features of your camera
  • Optional

    • Laptop with photo processing software
  • What is provided

    • Guidance by our professional photography instructor
    • Training materials from the workshop
    • Photo opportunities to test and experience the workshop instruction methods and results
  • Venue Information

      Please check your venue by specific city area location.


Learn everything you need to know for creating stunning HDR photographs. NOTE: This is a two-day workshop.


Master HDR Photography - 2 Day Workshop workshops are provided in the following locations:

City Area Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
Colorado Springs 04-APR-2010 Winston C. Hall $179 $209 Sold out
Colorado Springs, CO - Garden of the Gods 22-SEP-2012 Winston C. Hall $448 $478 Sold out
Austin, TX 25-OCT-2012 Winston C. Hall $448 $478 Sold out
Las Vegas, NV 06-DEC-2012 Winston C. Hall $448 $478 Sold out

Member prices are only applicable to Nikonians Silver, Gold and Platinum Members. Non-members can register as Nikonians members here. Nikonians Basic members can upgrade the membership level here. Membership payments help sustain the growth of the Nikonians community and its services such as the Nikonians Academy.