High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography gives you the ability to capture a greater range of colors and levels of light that exist in the real world that your camera and sometimes even your eyes can not see. The results can run from very dynamic images to ones that are totally surreal.
In A World In HDR, Trey Ratcliff, who is best known for his number one travel photography blog Stuck In Customs as well as garnering the honor of having one of his HDR photographs to be one of the first of its kind to hang in the Smithsonian, will explain to you about this somewhat new photographic technique.
A World In HDR is about seeing light and seeing it in a whole new way. It is about using the technique of merging a series of images together so that you can bring out the full range of light that can be realized by the human eye. This book is 216 pages long and is divided into six chapters.
Chapter One, "Welcome to the World in HDR," examines the author's journey into the world of HDR — how he became fascinated with it, how he began to experiment with it, and how it became the focus of his blog. He then explains what HDR is and how it has affected his life; especially since he is blind in one eye. Here he explores how the mind sees, makes sense of the world, and how this art form has evolved into new communities of art.
In Chapter Two, Ratcliff notes that "Photography Evolves" because no one is ever satisfied with just mimicking existing techniques. As in any other discipline, people have to tinker with things, and next thing you know things change. This chapter looks at how these changes happen and how they lead to HDR. This chapter also begins a portfolio of images that come with descriptions of the shot, explanations of how each was shot, as well as various thoughts on the subject of HDR.