Intro to HDR Photography: Shooting and Editing High Dynamic Range

Matt Suess, Fine Art Photographer

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5 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • What is HDR Photography?

    • Camera Setup

    • Shooting HDR Photos

    • HDR Editing Basics


About This Class

Just what is HDR photography all about? Join photographer Matt Suess in an Arizona ghost town, and learn how he creates artistic, high-contrast scenes that jump off the screen.

HDR stands for high dynamic range, a photography technique that mimics what the eye can see, merging multiple bracketed exposures into one vibrant image. Perfect for scenic landscapes, building interiors, and – in this case – vintage Americana, HDR allows you to bring out surreal detail in your highlights and shadows.

In this 30-minute class, Matt walks through:

  • The basics of HDR and its uses 
  • How to set up your camera and shoot HDR photos
  • Editing tips and presets 

So pack your DSLR, your sense of adventure, and a free trial of Macphun’s Aurora HDR, and tag along with Matt Suess on a breathtaking photo journey that will inspire you to see things in a different light. 



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very informative and I am learning things about HDR I did not know. Will go out and try it.
Excellent description.. great trainer.





Matt Suess

Fine Art Photographer

A professional photographer for 26 years, Matt Suess has established himself as one of the leading fine art landscape photographers and photo workshop teachers in the Southwest, if not the US. Specializing in large panoramic photographs – some spanning 12 feet – full of bright bold colors, contrast, and detail printed on aluminum, Matt has obtained collectors worldwide.

He has exhibited in 8 states out west at such heavily juried shows as La Quinta, Utah Arts Festival, Jackson Hole Art Festival, Indio Arts Festival, and the Crested Butte Art Festival. His main exhibition each year is the prestigious 10-week Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale where he has been showing and selling his fine art photography for the past 3 years.

He is also an accomplished photography educator, teaching via online classes, one-on-one instruction, and field and classroom workshops in some of the most beautiful and dramatic locations in the West.

Matt currently spends his winters in Scottsdale, Arizona and summers in Bozeman, Montana.

You can view his workshop schedule here. To view more of his photography you can visit here.