Dramatize Photos — Give Them the HDR Look

Give Punch to Your Indoor 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 Indoor Photos"

 



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

This is an HDR photo of the interior sanctuary of the San Lorenzo Cathedral in Lucina, Rome.

Original photo from commons.wikimedia.org

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





Adding High Dynamic Range to Indoor Photos



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



First Indoor Before-and-After HDR Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how the fine points of this living room photo receive needed accentuation from HDR.

Here's an HDR image of a well-lit living room.

Original photo by Serge Ramelli

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


HDR Effect Made to a Disney Poster  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren gave this classic movie poster photo the attractive, eye-catching HDR look.

Here's an HDR image of a Display poster promoting its 'Secretariat' movie.

Original photo by John Bramley, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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


The Ahwahnee Hotel Gets the HDR Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see the highlights that Warren gave to many unique elements of the dining room at Yosemite Park's Ahwahnee Hotel.

Here's an image of the HDR-highlighted dining room of the Ahwahnee Hotel.

Original photo by Serge Ramelli

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


An Inmate Inside a Jail Cell Gets Faux-HDR-ed  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how the detailed bright and dark elements of this prison cell photo became accentuated by HDRI.

Here's an HDR image of a well-accentuated prison cell and prisoner.

Original photo by Jacqueline Gentry Photography

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


A Private Jet's Interior Receives the Faux-HDR Treatment  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren energized this sunlight-drenched interior photo by significantly increasing its tonal range.

Here's an HDR image of a private jet's colorful and inviting interior.

Original photo by Treve Johnson Photography

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


A Child's Window Sign's Colors Pop after Receiving the Faux-HDR Treatment  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren captured the entire range of light in this bright, sun-lit interior photo.

Here's an HDR image of a photo of a bedroom wall with the letters 'L O V E' placed on its interior window sill.

Original photo by Wallpapers Castle

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


Duet: Vintage Rose on Piano Get the Faux-HDR Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren intensified the contrast, details, and color of this already high-contrast interior photo.

Here's an HDR image highlighting a tired, white rosebud, sitting on an old piano keyboard.

Original photo by Wallpapers Castle

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.