I just got news that my book is being promoted on Barnes and Nobles Sizzling Summer Reading List. Being on the list is cool but what you’ll really like is that it’s 50% off the list price. You can buy it for the incredibly low price of $12.47. Here’s the link – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/complete-guide-to-high-dynamic-range-digital-photography-ferrell-mccollough/1101348297?ean=9781600591969
Here’s the pic that’s on the cover of the book. It was taken in Bermuda at a place called “9 Beaches” The beaches are pretty private but what’s really fun are the sailboat canvas huts that are built into the water. You literally sleep in a bed with waves crashing under you. The HDR image is made from 5 bracketed images and merged and tone mapped in Photomatix. ENJOY THE BOOK – SALE ENDS JULY 17th!
And a fine book it is. GET IT!
I use Photomatix and Aperture 3. I’m interested in purchasing your book. 1. does your book provide suggested settings for Aperture? I do not use Photoshop or Lightroom.
Hi Bob, actually the book covers more about HDR techniques. It does cover some on photomatix settings but I’m sure you will find as you dig deeper into HDR, the settings vary from image to image. I do explain what’s involved with the various sliders, such as strength, micro-contrast and luminosity etc. There is a “default” settings button in HDR software but that’s just a suggested start.