HDR Photography Classes

Before and After HDR Processing | HDR Photography Classes | Burwell School of Photography

Before and After HDR Processing

Dates and DaysCourse FormatMore Information
2014 • Apr 5, 12 & 13Weekend Class (9AM - 4PM 2 Saturdays and a Sunday)
$350 plus GST – Hot lunch included all days
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HDR Photography Class — It was a great class for sure, I was doing HDR for a while but with no thought process and just moved sliders bars around and hoped for the best. It was a hit and miss thing for me until I took Darlene’s HDR class. I definitely don’t have all keeper HDR photos now, but the satisfaction rate has greatly incased!===> Barry R.

Join former Professional Photographers of Canada’s Photographic artist of the Year for Alberta, Darlene Hildebrandt for a photography class on HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography.  This course will teach you how to make photographs with an extended dynamic range beyond what today’s cameras can render by themselves.

HDR photography is used to capture a wider range of tones than a single image can do. In a scene that has extremes in both the highlights (light areas) and shadows (dark areas) our cameras cannot capture detail at both ends of that range. Normally we are forced to make a choice of where we want detail, we can’t have both. But, by using HDR techniques we can capture more of a range and reproduce one final image that holds incredible amounts of detail and one which can become quite painterly and/or artistic.

There are a lot of ways to make HDR images and there are also a lot of poorly done HDR images on the internet. This class will teach you how to do it the right way, and get stunning images like the ones shown here.

Darlene Hildebrandt - HDR Photography Technique

Darlene Hildebrandt – HDR Photography Technique

About Your Instructor for the HDR Photography Class

Darlene brings more than 24 years experience as a professional photographer to Burwell School of Photography. She is a graduate of the Nait Photography program and was a highly honoured and awarded member of the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada) for 18 years, winning Photographic Artist of the Year in Alberta in 2006. She has worked professionally in the areas of commercial photography (product photography, food photography, editorial portraits, and event coverage); portrait and wedding photography (running her own studio for 11 years); and most recently travel and fine art photography.

Her work proudly hangs in many people’s homes and has been featured in several magazines including: Good Sam’s “Highways”; Night of Artists annual; Art Trends; the Notebook; Photo District News; as well as at various local festivals and events; and currently at Daffodil Gallery in Edmonton.

Darlene is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Spain, and 6 months in the US on an extended RV trip. Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. She enjoys helping others and she also teaches classes with McBain Camera, Metro Continuing Education and her own Travel Photo Tours. Her goal is to bring her passion to photographer to others, and help new photographers improve their images and have fun.

Darlene currently teaches the courses Available Light PhotographyNight Photography and HDR Photography at the Burwell School of Photography.

What You Will Learn in our HDR Photography Class

This is an 18 hour intensive class that covers all aspects of creating HDR photography including:

  • equipment for HDR photography
  • how to shoot and expose for HDR photography
  • how to process and tone map HDR images
  • software options and advantages and disadvantages of some of them
  • how to avoid “bad HDR”
  • post processing images after tone mapping
  • removing ghosting in HDR images
  • advanced retouching
  • noise reduction techniques

The class also includes a field trip where the class goes on location.  Darlene is there with the students to help you make sure you get the right shots, in camera, so that you can effectively create your HDR images back in the classroom the following week.

There is lots of instructional time, practice time on your own, and in-class computer lab time to work on images and get one on one help from Darlene.

Darlene Hildebrandt - HDR Photography Technique

Darlene Hildebrandt – HDR Photography Technique

What to Expect

  • 18 hours of a combination of classroom instruction and HDR photography field trip
  • Weekend classes include a hot lunch consisting of a choice of main course, 2 salads, soup, side dishes and dessert
  • Certificate of completion
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants

Prerequisites Required for our HDR Photography Class

  • not mandatory but highly recommended that students be comfortable shooting and processing RAW camera format
  • students must have some proficiency and comfort level using either Adobe Photoshop (NOT Elements) and/or Adobe Lightroom
  • students be familiar with their camera settings and how to use Manual mode
Darlene Hildebrandt - HDR Photography Technique

Darlene Hildebrandt – HDR Photography Technique

Equipment Required for our HDR Photography Class

  • a digital SLR or camera capable of bracketed exposures or shooting in Manual mode and one capable of shooting RAW files
  • a tripod capable of supporting the weight of your camera equipment
Darlene Hildebrandt - HDR Photography Technique

Darlene Hildebrandt – HDR Photography Technique

Class Location

Cost

  • $350 Canadian Dollars (plus tax).
    • Current currency exchange information between the Canadian dollar and your local currency is available here.

More Information

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Phone 780-669-1261 or toll-free at 1-877-778-1745

Dates and DaysCourse FormatMore Information
2014 • Apr 5, 12 & 13Weekend Class (9AM - 4PM 2 Saturdays and a Sunday)
$350 plus GST – Hot lunch included all days
Click here to register

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