Dramatize Photos — Give Them the HDR Look

Give Punch to Your Outdoor Photos — See What HDR Has to Offer

HDR is a very popular style of modern photography today.  For a photographer, High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) is the process of shooting a number of exposures and merging them together into one image. Take a shot with normal exposure, then an underexposed shot, then an over-exposed shot that captures shadow details. Finally, merge the three photos together to create your single HDR image, highlighting the elements that make HDR photography so unique and beautiful.

To create successful HDR images, it takes a good photographer, experienced with photo editing software such as Photoshop. However, if you're not a photographer, but you want to give photos the HDR look, Warren Camp provides tips, techniques, and a tutorial on this page — with before and after images — to show you how to develop your own faux-HDR images using a single photo and Photoshop.



Warren Camp has divided his collection of faux-HDR-effect photos into three categories.

Photos in each category have undergone different HDR styling efforts.

Check out all three HDR "before and after" pages!


Outdoor HDR

This is one of Warren Camp's 'HDR-Effect Outdoor Samples.'

Page 1

Evening at Big Sur

Indoor HDR

This is one of Warren Camp's 'HDR-Effect Indoor Samples.'

Page 2

Well-lit living room

Portrait HDR

This is one of Warren Camp's 'HDR-Effect Portrait Samples.'

Page 3

Billy Graham portrait


See Warren's Tutorial: "HDR How-to Steps Using Photoshop."  Click here.


Dramatic Effects — "High-Dynamic-Range Outdoor Photos"

 



Following Warren's "how-to" tutorial linked above, here's a stunning HDR-effect outdoor sample!

This is a stunning outdoor HDR photo of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Original photo from fotonin.com

You may download a jumbo of this HDR outdoor image: Click here.





Adding High Dynamic Range to Outdoor Photos



Take a look at the following before-and-after, HDR-effect, outdoor photo edits.
To see the "after" effect, move your cursor over any part of the "Before" image.



First Outdoor Before-and-After HDR Effect  Move your cursor on then off this color image of Yosemite Valley to see how Warren gave the original photo a somewhat subtle HDR effect.

Here's a before-and-after comparision of how the HDR effect has highlighted  subtleties in a photo of Yosemite Valley.

Original photo by Martha Olsen

Click here to download a jumbo of this HDR-effect photo.


HDR Effect Given to Big Sur  Move your cursor on then off this Big Sur, California sunset image to see how Warren added a cool, fresh HDR effect to it.

Here's a before-and-after comparision of how the HDR effect has highlighted a photo of Big Sur, California at dusk.

Original photo by Serge Ramelli

Click here to download a jumbo of this HDR-effect photo.


HDR Effect Added to an Old Motorcycle  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren increased the tonal range of this entire motorcycle photo, adding vibrance, color, and intensity throughout.

Here's a before-and-after comparision of how the HDR effect has highlighted a photo of a well-used motorcycle that blends in with its background.

Original photo by Peter Reijners from marcofolio.net

Click here to download a jumbo of this HDR-effect photo.


HDR Effect Added to a Lit Lighthouse  Move your cursor on then off this evening image to see how, by increasing the tonal range of the light rays and the lit structure, Warren intensified the image's color and feel.

Here's a before-and-after comparision of how the HDR effect intensifies a lighthouse's rays and its tall structure.

Click here to download a jumbo of this HDR-effect photo.


HDR Effect Added to Wildlife  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren emphasized the elephant's varied skin tone by heightening the elephant body's tonal range.

Here's a before-and-after comparision of how the HDR effect accentuates the skin of an African elephant.

Original photo by Andrew Fisher from African Wildlife Photography

Click here to download a jumbo of this HDR-effect photo.


A Mountain Lake with the HDR Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how the photo's beautiful elements have been made exquisitely attractive.

Here's a before-and-after comparision of how the HDR effect intensifies a mountain-lake landscape in the winter.

Original photo by JJD Photography

Click here to download a jumbo of this HDR-effect photo.


A Forest Archer Gets the Faux-HDR Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how a young archer's photo has been converted into a dramatic invitational poster. (See another HDR poster on the next page.)

Here's a before-and-after comparision of how the HDR effect highlights a young archer whose photo Warren transformed into a Christian poster.

Original photo by Pinterest

Click here to download a jumbo of this HDR-effect photo.






Check out all three HDR "before and after" pages!

Outdoor HDR

This is one of Warren Camp's 'HDR-Effect Outdoor Samples.'

Page 1

Evening at Big Sur

Indoor HDR

This is one of Warren Camp's 'HDR-Effect Indoor Samples.'

Page 2

Well-lit living room

Portrait HDR

This is one of Warren Camp's 'HDR-Effect Portrait Samples.'

Page 3

Billy Graham portrait

< < < Return to our Opening HDR Page with Warren Camp's HDR tutorial.




Don't wait any longer to showcase your photo presentations. Contact Warren Camp Design today, at 209-795-7661, to discuss your upcoming campaign and learn how Warren can utilize his digital artistry skills to enhance and give prominence to your photos.