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Note: This page lists resources on HDR photography and is not limited to only the Photomatix software. For online information specific to Photomatix, please visit the support page first.


Recommended Readings

Bracketed Photo Resources and Tools

Books and other resources available for purchase through third parties

  • Complete guide to High Dynamic Range digital photography by Ferrell McCollough: beautifully illustrated and practically oriented guide, including many technical advices you will not find anywhere else.
  • The HDRI Handbook 2.0 High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists by Christian Bloch: In-depth exploration of all aspects of HDR imaging and techniques, including practical tips, artist interviews, and step-by-step tutorials.
  • HDR Video Tutorial from Trey Ratcliff. Over 11 hours of video instruction for beginners and beyond.
  • HDR Beyond the Basics iBook from Doug Sloss: step-by-step video tutorials showing HDR workflow in Lightroom including organizing, effective tone mapping and post-processing.
  • HDR and Photoshop: Colin Smith's guide to the world of HDR. The second edition is extended to 4 hours and updated for Photoshop CS5 and Photomatix 4.
  • HDR Mastery: Ben Willmore's online class made into a DVD, showing step-by-step how to master HDR imaging.
  • HDR Photography Made Easy: Tony Sweet shows all the steps in capturing and processing HDR images.
  • Illuminating HDR by Mark S. Johnson: comprehensive guide on techniques for creating HDR images using Photomatix, Lightroom and Photoshop workflows, exploring both the technical and creative aspects of HDR.
  • Top 10 Mistakes in HDR Processing from Trey Ratcliff.
  • Mastering HDR Photography by Michael Freeman: well documented and researched book, covering essential elements of HDR and tonemapping, illustrating theory with practical examples, and including case studies.