I. Intro to HDR
II. The Art of Tone Mapping
I. Intro to HDR – This two hour course is designed to: educate you on what HDR is, how to use your camera to take HDR images and how to download a free trial version of Photomatix. Your camera is required for this class because John will be teaching us how to determine your cameras specific dynamic range, which will help you maximize image tonal range. $50
II. The Art of Tone Mapping – This two hour course is based on the program Photomatix, where John will be covering all the adjustment tools Photomatix offers. These tools consist of General Adjustments (strength, color saturation, light smoothing and luminosity) Tone Adjustment (white & black point gamma), Color Adjustments (color temp and saturation in both high/low light) and Micro Adjustments (Contrast and smoothening). How all these fine adjustments play together, becomes subjective to the artist. $50
*Photomatix offers a free 30-day trial, which can be purchased at 20% off after attending this class. www.hdrsoft.com
The cost for each class is $50 (handout included)
Registration: If you are interested and want to know more about any of these classes, or want to sign up, please call (503.292.6996 x.21) or stop by the store. Class prices, dates and availability vary. All classes include hands on training and a handout on various techniques we cover in class. All classes require pre-payment.
John Griffiths, an artist and our instructor is very passionate about photography. Read John’s Artist Statement below.
My Primary focus as a photographer is to combine strong compositional elements together with synergy that direct and reflected light creates. This synergy results in an image that conveys the depth, form and feeling that existed in the original scene. I strive to create images that make a strong initial impression and possess lasting appeal through details that become apparent over time.
The Limitation of Photography is its greatest strength, the credibility that comes from reality. The advent of digital manipulation is leading to some ‘photographs’ that are no longer photographs but creations more akin to graphic art that should be called photo-illustrations. My photographs reflect what I saw and felt at the moment of exposure.