As you may know, I spend a fair bit of time shooting and processing images using HDR techniques and you’ve probably also found my own tutorial. I know, however, that different people learn in different ways and that it’s often better to have a variety of different resources to draw from when trying to pick up a new skill. To help you out, therefore, here are a collection of links to HDR sites that I find helpful or inspirational.
Stuck in Customs – Outstanding photography, a great HDR tutorial and very helpful equipment reviews.
Chromasia – David Nightingale’s photoblog. It’s not all HDR but his HDR work is stunning and he has a great collection of very reasonably priced tutorials on a wide range of photographic subjects including HDR.
HDR Cookbook – Klaus Herman’s excellent resource for all things HDR.
VanillaDays – Pete Carr from Liverpool has a superb tutorial on his site. His photoblog is worth watching too and he has just published a book on HDR that looks like it will be worth reading.
HDRSoft – the makers of Photomatix have a basic tutorial on their site. By the way, if you are buying a copy of Photomatix, enter coupon code “DaveWilson” and they will give you 15% off your order.
Luminous Landscape – a tutorial on using Photoshop CS2 to merge HDR images. Out of date but still contains a lot of great information.
I would also encourage you to take a look at the sites of the photographers I list under “HDR Aficionados” in the sidebar. You’ll find some stellar work there and enough great images to keep you inspired for months.