HDRsoft logo

Resources on Photomatix and HDR Photography

The Basics

Third-party Tutorials

  • HDR Tutorial - Learn how to create HDR images in Photomatix Pro 5 from Wojciech Toman. Excellent resource for anyone using Photomatix Pro. Also offers free Photomatix presets and tutorial available as a downloadable PDF.
  • Creating The Realistic HDR Image from B&H, an informative and accessible video tutorial by Tim Cooper. Excellent for amateurs, enthusiasts and professionals. looking to use HDR to create true to life photos.
  • HDR with Lightroom and Photomatix from the LightroomFanatic.com website. A brief but informative tutorial that shows one way that an avid Lightroom user incorporates Photomatix into his HDR photography.
  • Photomatix Pro 4 tutorial by Ferrell McCollough, author of the "Complete guide to High Dynamic Range digital photography" book, shares his insights and expertise to help others learn Photomatix Pro 4.0.

HDR in Real-Estate Photography

Recommended Readings

Bracketed Photo Resources and Tools

Books and tutorials 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.

Resources in other languages