Dramatize Photos — Give Them the HDR Look

Give Punch to Your PORTRAIT 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 Portraits"

 



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

This is an HDR image of a close-up portrait of a bearded man.

Original photo from Blue Lightening TV

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





Adding High Dynamic Range to Portrait Photos



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



HDR Accentuates a Model's Beautiful Features  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how the fine points of this model's portrait are attractively accentuated, thanks to the benefits of an HDR transformation.

Here's an HDR image of a close-up portrait of a young blond woman.

Original photo by On One Software

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


An Hasidic Jew Portrait Receives a Faux-HDR Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren captured the entire range of light in this dimly lit, low-contrast, black-and-white portrait.

Here's an HDR-detailed image of an Hasidic Jewish man.

Original photo by Ed mons on Weddings

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


Portrait of a Young Actor Receives an HDR Transformation  Move your cursor on then off this image to see the HDR effect that Warren gave to this man's face, hair, padlock, garments, and background.

Here's a photo of a young man with a padlock around his neck; the image virtually comes to life, thanks to HDR.

Original photo by Rude Elbrus

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


Portrait of Two Girlfriends Get a Pretty Boost, Thanks to HDR  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren used HDR to boost the details of their complexion, eyes, hair, and blouses.

Here's an image of two young girls, one black, one white, whose faces, eyes, and hair have been beautifully accentuated with the HDR effect.

Original photo by My Hammock Place

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


Young Recording Artist Benefits from the HDR Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren, following his tutorial (linked above) enabled HDR to accentuate essential elements of this portrait.

Here's an HDR-accentuated image of a young boy singing powerfully into a microphone.

Original photo by Wallpapers Castle

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


A Skeptical Kitty's Portrait Is Vitalized, Thanks to HDR  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren, following his HDR tutorial's steps, enlivened the kitty's coat, eye, and whiskers.

Here's an HDR image of an orange tabby pussycat holding its paw over its eye in a somewhat sceptical manner.

Original photo by elocutionists

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


The Reverend Billy Graham's Portrait Is Transformed Using HDR  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren used HDR to produce a greater luminosity of the evangelist's portrait and hair.

Here's an HDR image of the Reverend Billy Grahaqm, hand in the air, preaching God's Word.

Original photo by DallasNews.com

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.