DPS Giveway! - Trey Ratcliff's HDR Video Tutorial

DPS Giveway! – Trey Ratcliff’s HDR Video Tutorial

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UPDATE: Comments are now closed for this post. The 3 winners have been chosen at random and a new post has been created to announce them. Thanks for participating!

Follow this link to see the winners!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is exciting! We are giving away not one, but three free copies of Trey Ratcliff’s downloadable version on his HDR Video Tutorial!

Trey has taught thousands upon thousands of people how to do HDR through workshops, his award winning HDR Tutorial on his site, his book “A World In HDR” and now he has released a video tutorial which is just like going to a workshop! Watch as Trey actually works his way through processing 10 different images from start to finish and follow along each step of the way. This video download normally sells for $99 but we are giving away 3 completely free!

So How Do I Enter To Win?

It couldn’t be easier, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us why you love HDR photography. That’s it! The contest will run 48 hours, and when the timer runs out we will choose 3 random winners.

If you don’t win, no worries! You can still purchase the video tutorial for a special DPS discount of 10% using the coupon code “DPSISREALLYAWESOME” at checkout. Just follow this link to purchase the tutorial.

Note: This coupon code will only be good from now until the end of the year! It is good for all 3 ordering options

About Trey Ratcliff and Stuck in Customs

Trey is best known for his site, StuckInCustoms.com, which has become the #1 Travel Photography Blog on the internet with around 350,000 visits per month including one from his mom. He’s also on Flickr and SmugMug, where his photos have recently passed over 45 million views. His work first became popular after he had the honor of having the first HDR photo ever to hang in the Smithsonian. After that, he was fortunate enough to be represented by Getty, and has been featured on the BBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC, and has had numerous showings around the world.

Some of Trey’s Work

High Dynamic Range Photo

High Dynamic Range Photo

High Dynamic Range Photo

High Dynamic Range Photo

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James Brandon is a landscape and weather photographer, photo educator and author residing in Dallas, Texas. Get access to his free video tutorial library at his website which is also full of photo tips and articles to help photographers advance their skills and keep their passion for photography alive. James hosts workshops around the world and sells ebooks, video courses, presets and more through his online store. Use the coupon code "DPS25" for an exclusive discount!

  • I love HDR photography because in some cases it mimics what the eye see’s better than what the sensor captures. Also, been following Trey for a while and love his stuff! So pretty!

  • Joseph

    HDR opens a whole new world of imaging. Previously impossible light situations are now doable. This is a great leap in digital use.

  • Harald Reiss

    HDR is an excellent technique for difficult light situations. Great images!

  • Glen McCarthy

    I really like Trey’s HDR work. It is never over done and he really knows how to get the best from his processing workflow. Keep up the great work, Trey – and I ‘m so jealous of your travels !

  • Glen McCarthy

    I really like Trey’s HDR work. It is never over done and he really knows how to get the best from his processing workflow. Keep up the great work, Trey – and I ‘m so jealous of your travels !

  • Not really done much HDR, but would love to try it. Some of Treys work looks absolutely amazing, would be nice to see how he actually does it.

  • Trey Ratcliff style of presentation is engaging and inspiring. his skill in HDR manipulation has been largely responsible for my efforts to try HDR photography. his texture tutorials were very helpful. I have been waiting for the right price to get the HDr tutorials. hope this effort helps make it easier. Also welcome to New Zealand Tery.
    with his interest in xbox gaming, may be there will be other avenues to get to know such a wonderful person that Trey is. My 12 year old son who is enjoying self learnign photo shop would absolutely love it if he got your HDR tutorials

  • I love the dynamic range of colors in HDR photos

  • iurasog alexandru

    I love HDR because it always takes you beyond the image…you go deeply into the ultimate detail of light and darkness. You only have to know how to do this…

  • JT

    I have been shooting HDR for some time now and what I love about it are stunning images that come out of those bracketed shots. Most of the photos that I have taken in HDR have received generous comments that have fueled my passion for photography. Since I found Trey’s work it has prompted me to start rethinking how I shoot and my work flow. I would love to learn more to push my photos to the next level.

  • Ajay S

    I have to admit, I actually hate HDR where everything looks surreal or cartoon like. in my opinion, a good HDR image should keep a viewer guessing whether it’s actually a HDR or a proper picture. If they think it’s the latter, that’s a good HDR!

    Oversaturating and blowing out the HDRness of an image is easy. The real skill is trying to get the right balance where it doesn’t appear fake, yet displays a proper high dynamic range

  • Sebastien F.

    HDR technique is a must for me, because of the ability to reproduce what my eyes see

  • Martin Vins

    The HDR photos are simply much nicer with real looks of colors. I am still learning and sometimes ….

  • JoseSanz

    Newbie to HDR, would love to achieve something close to these results. Wonderful !

  • Chua AL

    It was Trey who introduced the beautiful world of HDR photography to me. HDR has enabled us to capture images that mimics what our eyes see a scene. All the different tone, colours, luminosity that is easily registered with our eyes and brain, can now be captured into a single tone-mapped HDR image. Thanks James Brandon and DPS for sharing Trey’s DVD!

  • Jose Sanz

    Newbie to HDR, would love to get results close to these wonderful photos (in a few months… or years)

  • BDC

    This type of work amazes me! I would love to learn how to do it. Just from the short time I have been a fan of Trey’s I look at the world in a different way now. I see the colors that are hidden and I cant wait to learn how to do it!

  • Rafed

    I love HDR photography because it show you a better version of the TRUTH.

  • Rafed

    I love HDR photography because it show you a better version of the TRUTH.

  • AussieCATE

    HDR eludes me but I’m not giving up yet! I managed to shot range of exposures on a 7yr old Fuji Finepix with limited success (http://365project.org/misschuff/365/2010-11-03) and NEED extra help to succeed with my Canon 5D. Happy HRD all

  • I have been very inspired by Trey Ratcliff’s HDR photography. I follow Trey’s blog just about every day to see what is new. I’ve started doing some HDR process and want to learn a lot more.

  • Ajay S

    I posted earlier but it hasnt come up for some reason 🙁

    Anyway, I’ll just repeat what I said previously. I have to admit I’m not a big fan of the surreal and pop looking HDR’s out there. A good HDR image is one which leaves the viewer guessing as to whether its a HDR image or a real photograph. If they believe its the latter – then its a good HDR in my opinion! :o)

    Its easy to oversaturate HDR and increase the cartoon-like effect. The real skill is in creating a balance so that the HDR is not so obvious. Trey is a master at this so well done to him for creating this tutorial and to DPS for providing it to readers.

    Ajay
    twitter : @ajaysupeda

  • Thanks for participating everyone! Comments are now closed, the winners will be chosen very soon and announced at that time!

    And no, my comment doesn’t count as an entry 🙂

  • Sue Crocker

    I love HDR because of the way the images pop on the screen. Would love to know how to get my pictures to show that pop.

  • James

    As a photography teacher, in a highschool, I look forward to showing my students the WOW of HDR!!! (If done correctly)

  • Nick D

    I wish the world really did look this way, even the smallest moment would be magical; that’s why I love HDR.

  • Javier Lucas

    I love Hdr photos cause is the best way to represent realist or unrealistic images, depending on watch you look for.

  • Mark Henke

    HDR captures what the eye can, but what the camera can’t. HDR can create works of photographic art. Love it!

  • Ed Mallett

    I love HDR because it helps me show other people what I see, and makes them look to the details that they would otherwise glean over.

Some Older Comments

  • Mark Henke December 2, 2010 07:26 am

    HDR captures what the eye can, but what the camera can't. HDR can create works of photographic art. Love it!

  • Javier Lucas December 2, 2010 02:23 am

    I love Hdr photos cause is the best way to represent realist or unrealistic images, depending on watch you look for.

  • Nick D December 2, 2010 01:13 am

    I wish the world really did look this way, even the smallest moment would be magical; that's why I love HDR.

  • James December 2, 2010 12:47 am

    As a photography teacher, in a highschool, I look forward to showing my students the WOW of HDR!!! (If done correctly)

  • Sue Crocker December 2, 2010 12:03 am

    I love HDR because of the way the images pop on the screen. Would love to know how to get my pictures to show that pop.

  • James Brandon December 1, 2010 11:45 pm

    Thanks for participating everyone! Comments are now closed, the winners will be chosen very soon and announced at that time!

    And no, my comment doesn't count as an entry :-)

  • Ajay S December 1, 2010 11:43 pm

    I posted earlier but it hasnt come up for some reason :(

    Anyway, I'll just repeat what I said previously. I have to admit I'm not a big fan of the surreal and pop looking HDR's out there. A good HDR image is one which leaves the viewer guessing as to whether its a HDR image or a real photograph. If they believe its the latter - then its a good HDR in my opinion! :o)

    Its easy to oversaturate HDR and increase the cartoon-like effect. The real skill is in creating a balance so that the HDR is not so obvious. Trey is a master at this so well done to him for creating this tutorial and to DPS for providing it to readers.

    Ajay
    twitter : @ajaysupeda

  • Vicki Wilson December 1, 2010 11:15 pm

    I have been very inspired by Trey Ratcliff's HDR photography. I follow Trey's blog just about every day to see what is new. I've started doing some HDR process and want to learn a lot more.

  • AussieCATE December 1, 2010 10:24 pm

    HDR eludes me but I'm not giving up yet! I managed to shot range of exposures on a 7yr old Fuji Finepix with limited success (http://365project.org/misschuff/365/2010-11-03) and NEED extra help to succeed with my Canon 5D. Happy HRD all

  • Rafed December 1, 2010 10:13 pm

    I love HDR photography because it show you a better version of the TRUTH.

  • Rafed December 1, 2010 10:12 pm

    I love HDR photography because it show you a better version of the TRUTH.

  • BDC December 1, 2010 09:38 pm

    This type of work amazes me! I would love to learn how to do it. Just from the short time I have been a fan of Trey's I look at the world in a different way now. I see the colors that are hidden and I cant wait to learn how to do it!

  • Jose Sanz December 1, 2010 08:55 pm

    Newbie to HDR, would love to get results close to these wonderful photos (in a few months... or years)

  • Chua AL December 1, 2010 08:54 pm

    It was Trey who introduced the beautiful world of HDR photography to me. HDR has enabled us to capture images that mimics what our eyes see a scene. All the different tone, colours, luminosity that is easily registered with our eyes and brain, can now be captured into a single tone-mapped HDR image. Thanks James Brandon and DPS for sharing Trey's DVD!

  • JoseSanz December 1, 2010 08:50 pm

    Newbie to HDR, would love to achieve something close to these results. Wonderful !

  • Martin Vins December 1, 2010 08:26 pm

    The HDR photos are simply much nicer with real looks of colors. I am still learning and sometimes ....

  • Sebastien F. December 1, 2010 08:15 pm

    HDR technique is a must for me, because of the ability to reproduce what my eyes see

  • Ajay S December 1, 2010 07:47 pm

    I have to admit, I actually hate HDR where everything looks surreal or cartoon like. in my opinion, a good HDR image should keep a viewer guessing whether it's actually a HDR or a proper picture. If they think it's the latter, that's a good HDR!

    Oversaturating and blowing out the HDRness of an image is easy. The real skill is trying to get the right balance where it doesn't appear fake, yet displays a proper high dynamic range

  • JT December 1, 2010 07:28 pm

    I have been shooting HDR for some time now and what I love about it are stunning images that come out of those bracketed shots. Most of the photos that I have taken in HDR have received generous comments that have fueled my passion for photography. Since I found Trey's work it has prompted me to start rethinking how I shoot and my work flow. I would love to learn more to push my photos to the next level.

  • iurasog alexandru December 1, 2010 07:22 pm

    I love HDR because it always takes you beyond the image...you go deeply into the ultimate detail of light and darkness. You only have to know how to do this...

  • William December 1, 2010 07:04 pm

    I love the dynamic range of colors in HDR photos

  • Jerry Varghese December 1, 2010 06:43 pm

    Trey Ratcliff style of presentation is engaging and inspiring. his skill in HDR manipulation has been largely responsible for my efforts to try HDR photography. his texture tutorials were very helpful. I have been waiting for the right price to get the HDr tutorials. hope this effort helps make it easier. Also welcome to New Zealand Tery.
    with his interest in xbox gaming, may be there will be other avenues to get to know such a wonderful person that Trey is. My 12 year old son who is enjoying self learnign photo shop would absolutely love it if he got your HDR tutorials

  • craig December 1, 2010 06:33 pm

    Not really done much HDR, but would love to try it. Some of Treys work looks absolutely amazing, would be nice to see how he actually does it.

  • Glen McCarthy December 1, 2010 06:15 pm

    I really like Trey's HDR work. It is never over done and he really knows how to get the best from his processing workflow. Keep up the great work, Trey - and I 'm so jealous of your travels !

  • Glen McCarthy December 1, 2010 06:14 pm

    I really like Trey's HDR work. It is never over done and he really knows how to get the best from his processing workflow. Keep up the great work, Trey - and I 'm so jealous of your travels !

  • Harald Reiss December 1, 2010 06:06 pm

    HDR is an excellent technique for difficult light situations. Great images!

  • Joseph December 1, 2010 05:34 pm

    HDR opens a whole new world of imaging. Previously impossible light situations are now doable. This is a great leap in digital use.

  • Aaron Meyers December 1, 2010 05:33 pm

    I love HDR photography because in some cases it mimics what the eye see's better than what the sensor captures. Also, been following Trey for a while and love his stuff! So pretty!

  • John Richardson December 1, 2010 05:14 pm

    I had seen HDR and not wanted to take the time to learn it, when I tried on my own it looked like Clown Vomit.

    But after taking Trey's tips to heart and looking closely at his amazing results I decided to give it a second try. I am now sold on the process!!! When I take the time to plan shots for HDR it is always worth the effort. HDR lets me see the world as I really see it, not what my camera decides, and HDR gives me that little extra control to make my photos look alive. I hope to continue learning everyday as this process has given me another way to express myself!

  • kmn December 1, 2010 05:10 pm

    HDR is a great part of photography....thanks for all those great impressions. I love it :)

  • Nick Cawood December 1, 2010 04:38 pm

    HDR is absolutely awsome. It alows me to see in a totaly different way and capture what you couldn't normally capture. It is a versitile medium and adds something different to an awsome artform. I love it!

  • ale December 1, 2010 04:33 pm

    HDR is one of my favorite effects i love it! I would love to get better at it and i'm sure this would help me out so much !

  • Madeleine December 1, 2010 04:26 pm

    When done in moderation -- and that's the key -- HDR can yield some of the most amazing photographs I've ever seen. The amount of detail you can capture is stunning and it can really take photography to another level.

  • John December 1, 2010 04:13 pm

    Simply put, I want to see if I am going to be able to replicate the goodness-oh-gracious photos of Trey!!! Man is he good!!! Is there any other reason???

  • John December 1, 2010 04:13 pm

    Simply put, I want to see if I am going to be able to replicate the goodness-oh-gracious photos of Trey!!! Man is he good!!! Is there any other reason???

  • Liew Iu Lung December 1, 2010 03:49 pm

    I love HDR photos due to the enriching colors that create stunning effect to the photos and amaze others~

  • Duane C Gillette December 1, 2010 03:47 pm

    Please forgive me if this is a repeat post. I tried posting earlier, but it does not show anywhere.

    HDR imaging is the biggest improvement to digital photography since the beginning of the digital era. I used to shoot to shoot architectural work with large format film and wish they had technology like HDR back them. I shoot mainly landscapes now, and I love the light and color control I get with HDR. I'm always trying to figure out how Trey does his post processing. To this point, I have still not figures it out. I waited for months for the release of the HDR disks, but they were out of my price. Not that they are not worth it, just tough times. The downloads cost less, but you can tell from the amount of people commenting, free is better. Anyways, I love your work. Keep it up.

  • Andy December 1, 2010 03:41 pm

    I love HDR images because of the saturation, intensity, and hyper-realism that they can portray!

  • Brett Voorhees December 1, 2010 03:30 pm

    I love HDR because it is so challenging, few have really mastered it. It makes me think a lot deeper into what I am doing in camera and post processing. Its amazing to see how far it has come over the last few years.

  • Irene December 1, 2010 03:27 pm

    I love the color and beauty of the HDR.

  • Rick December 1, 2010 03:09 pm

    HDR gives us mind's eye of the photographer.

  • Daniel K. December 1, 2010 02:57 pm

    After decades of studying the art and science of photography, I'm pleased to have discovered HDR and its preeminent evangalist - Trey Ratcliff

  • Kelley Bard December 1, 2010 02:56 pm

    I love HDR because it lets me bring so many more variations of light into my photos, and I get to choose how much processing and "otherworldliness" I want to add into the image. Plus it's a new challenge to my art and I enjoy it that much more when I turn out an image I like!

  • Dominic Scaife December 1, 2010 02:50 pm

    HDR photography makes the impossible possible.

    It allows the photography to focus on creativity, composition, light and shadow without worrying about technical issues such as blown out highlights and black shadows.

    Creativity unleashed!

  • Dominic Scaife December 1, 2010 02:50 pm

    HDR photography makes the impossible possible.

    It allows the photography to focus on creativity, composition, light and shadow without worrying about technical issues such as blown out highlights and black shadows.

    Creativity unleashed!

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  • Daniel K. December 1, 2010 02:49 pm

    After decades of exploring the art and science of photography, I've found the purest form of expression in HDR and its preeminent evangalist - Trey Ratcliff.

  • Nick Rose December 1, 2010 02:43 pm

    HDR photography inspired me to sell my house and I've spent the last 6 months travelling the world taking HDR shots of loads of amazing places. I've been documenting these on http://www.waitingforvisas.com and have over 50,000 shots from the last 6 months travelling in my lightroom library. I could really use these videos to help improve the standard of my processing and hopefully take my work to the next level.

  • Phil December 1, 2010 02:28 pm

    I love HDR because it gives a different perspective to photography it is untraditional. It make the photo much more vivid and surreal.

  • Sandro Cuccia December 1, 2010 02:22 pm

    HDR Photography makes people argue and fight!

  • ..TeeJay... December 1, 2010 02:21 pm

    ..HDR images catch the eye... the saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".. yes the beholder of the person behind doing HDR images.... they are simply beautiful...

  • Sandro Cuccia December 1, 2010 02:20 pm

    HDR Photography makes people argue and fight!

  • Chris K December 1, 2010 02:13 pm

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  • Danica December 1, 2010 01:38 pm

    I love HDR photos because they are simply stunning.

  • Ambrish Roshan December 1, 2010 01:27 pm

    HDR Processing is like a giving a soul to photography, a soul with beautiful life, producing a whole new experience and passion to photography and its pictures alike! Love HDR!

  • Jason Parton December 1, 2010 01:27 pm

    I love HDR photography simply because our eyes have more "focus ability" than any camera out there today, and when trying to capture a memory, nothing recalls the moment quite like an HDR photo.

  • ahudel December 1, 2010 01:23 pm

    I love the look of subtle HDR Trey is the Master! So much to learn!

  • Neerod December 1, 2010 01:17 pm

    I love HDR cause it opens up a new world in front of me. The magic of life and living becomes more magical and vivid :)

  • Henrik Söderlund December 1, 2010 01:06 pm

    Been an avid HDR photographer the latest year, after buying Trey's book, I really started optimizing the workflow using all the different filters and photoshop plugins to improve output. Amazing stuff I really love it!

  • Henrik Söderlund December 1, 2010 01:04 pm

    Been an avid HDR photographer the latest year, after buying Trey's book, I really started optimizing the workflow using all the different filters and photoshop plugins to improve output. Amazing stuff I really love it!

  • stefano solinas - obsidianart December 1, 2010 12:55 pm

    I love HDR because photos looks so beautiful and surrealistic!

  • stefano solinas - obsidianart December 1, 2010 12:54 pm

    I love HDR because photos looks so beautiful and surrealistic!

  • Michael December 1, 2010 12:42 pm

    I have been following Trey virtually everyday for about a year now and his art has inspired me to get out and take tons of photos. My HDR has come a long way in the last year but most importantly I have been getting out everyday to take photos. I look at the world with a whole different view now. Now I can take a regular photo and turn it into a piece of art. Thanks Trey!!

  • Christina December 1, 2010 12:30 pm

    I love how HDR photography brings the subject to life!! The colors are amazing...it's like painting a picture, but with a camera!!!

  • Christina December 1, 2010 12:24 pm

    I love how HDR photography brings the subject to life! The colors are amazing..

  • Betty F December 1, 2010 12:20 pm

    I love the look of a good HDR picture and would love to learn how to do it.

  • Yatharth December 1, 2010 12:04 pm

    .. Love it because it makes my memories (my photos) much more fun to see.

  • rick December 1, 2010 11:48 am

    I have the book,but the video looks like a real help in getting better at HDR,I need all the help I can get.

  • Weili Chiu December 1, 2010 11:47 am

    I love HDR photography because it is simply amazing. . .

  • nina December 1, 2010 11:46 am

    HDR allows you to create a photo that is more in line with what your eye sees (but the camera can't).

  • il December 1, 2010 11:29 am

    Hello DPS Team,

    People say HDR makes a photo look unreal, I love and practice HDR for the reason completely opposite of this belief. I think if anything it reflects the atmosphere of a scene. Any photo can show the bodies in the scene. But only HDR will allow to reflect a feel of a scene.

    Thanks,
    Il

  • David Hussain December 1, 2010 11:27 am

    I love the way the vibrant colour fills HDR shots and make the photograph come to life.

  • David Hussain December 1, 2010 11:26 am

    I love the way the vibrant colour fills HDR shots and make the photograph come to life.

  • Doug December 1, 2010 11:20 am

    I have been practicing HDR for about a year and feel that I have plateaued at my skill level. Please see my site to determine. djimages.smugmug.com
    Trey's DVD would help me get over that hump.
    Thanks'

  • Caseu December 1, 2010 11:03 am

    I love to hate hdr. Ever since I tried it the first time i find myself always scouring for the perfect lighting and situation to use it. HDR has changed the way i look at photography. Even when not looking to shot HDR it has influenced they way i shot normally. It has a learning curve and a challenge all it's own. Fusing images together without getting the HDR "halo" and still getting an amazing image with superb detail is such a reward. I look at my first tries and how i have progressed and I can't believe that i was satisfied with what i got in the begining. It's not for everyone but I myself have become an HDR fanboy!

  • Mallorey Orcutt December 1, 2010 10:57 am

    It takes an ordinary photo and makes it extraordinary. Giving it a painting like effect, surreal and fantasy mixed into a real image. Even the overdone images are good because that is what the artist wanted his image to be. It is an artistic tool and those that know how to use it produce beautiful art.

  • Chip Wood December 1, 2010 10:55 am

    HDR has opened my eyes to another world of photography.

  • Thomas December 1, 2010 10:41 am

    HDR is like those sun glasses they sell on TV. Makes everything pop! Love the HDR effect. I'm the type that likes to make it look real but still just on the border of over doing it. When people look at it and wonder is it really a photo or a drawing.......Would love to win....

  • tami rae December 1, 2010 10:41 am

    HDR allows the photographer to bring their photograph to life. I believe you have the ability to make the person viewing your photo feel as though they are actually there, to feel all the elements that are present in the photograph. I just need a little help in doing so :)

  • Sue Ramdin December 1, 2010 10:37 am

    I like how my images look in HDR, but Trey does them better. So I want to do better.

  • Sam S December 1, 2010 10:28 am

    HDR can bring to life what a "regular" photograph sometimes is unable to.

  • Edward Fieder December 1, 2010 10:17 am

    Id love to further my HDR photography by getting Treys DVD!!! I want to go professional with HDR photography. I check HDRspotting.com and stuckincustoms everyday...
    Keep up the great work!
    -Edward Fieder

  • Steve December 1, 2010 10:15 am

    HDR rocks because it has the ability to recreate a accurate, dynamic scenes or go totally wild.

  • Kevin Miller December 1, 2010 10:05 am

    HDR brings pictures to life. When done correctly, and everyone has their opinion on that, it certainly invokes the "wow" factor.

  • Kevin Miller December 1, 2010 10:05 am

    HDR brings pictures to life. When done correctly, and everyone has their opinion on that, it certainly invokes the "wow" factor.

  • Florian December 1, 2010 10:03 am

    I love HDR because it is THE photo-revolution I waited for so many years.

  • W. Oliveira December 1, 2010 10:02 am

    HDR photography allows me not only to freeze the moment, but also how I feel the moment I took the photograph.

  • Brett Rowe December 1, 2010 09:55 am

    I love how HDR makes photos look surreal.

  • Brett Rowe December 1, 2010 09:54 am

    I love how HDR makes photos look surreal.

  • jono December 1, 2010 09:53 am

    I love HDR images and we have just purchased a new camera, so we will at last be able to look into this.

    Whoo Hooo!!!!

  • Richard Smith December 1, 2010 09:51 am

    I have been doing film photography for years now and have just recently been learning how to do digital photography. Sure could use this offer.

    Thanks,
    Rick

  • Vincent Dennis Dancel December 1, 2010 09:49 am

    i love HDR because it POPs the life into the photograph

  • Shane December 1, 2010 09:37 am

    HDR brings a whole new life to some old photos for me. Trey's work is outstanding. Looking at his pictures just make you want to jump into HDR headfirst.

  • Michael December 1, 2010 09:33 am

    HDR can be so fun! It opens up many opportunities (and challenges).

  • Griffin December 1, 2010 09:18 am

    I love the colors and depth possible with HDR. Really allows photographers to show their viewers what the scene actually looked like and envoke a much stronger emotion!

  • Cindy Y. fm SA December 1, 2010 09:12 am

    I love Trey's work and would love the DVD tutorial of his HDR process.
    Thanks!

  • matt k December 1, 2010 09:06 am

    IT LOOKS AMAZING

  • Michael Smith December 1, 2010 08:51 am

    I am relatively new to photography and am learning fast with help from people like trey ratcliff and the HDR tutorials he provides.
    I look forward to many more photos of my kids taken in HDR that will look fanatastic.
    It truely is a journey that gets better and better every day.

  • Liju augustine December 1, 2010 08:42 am

    Never tried HDR, but will definitely look into it.

    Liju Augustine
    Learning by sharing – http://lfotos.wordpress.com

  • Jay K December 1, 2010 08:39 am

    I love HDR photography because it can be the closest representation of what the eye actually sees.

  • Donna Smith December 1, 2010 08:38 am

    HRD carries intense color, clarity and always a sense of drama that has me a the viewer looking for more. This is the effect I'd like to carry over to my own photos. I have tried to achieve this but am missing the "know-how" that a good tutorial might give me. I'll keep my fingers crossed for luck!!

  • Jay K December 1, 2010 08:36 am

    I love the idea of HDR photography because it can be the closest representation of what the eye actually sees.

  • Miroslav December 1, 2010 08:32 am

    I love shooting extremely contrast scenes, so I just cant do without HDR :)

  • Ben December 1, 2010 08:24 am

    I've always found the beauty in every moment and HDR photography is one of the thing that allows me to share my perspective of the world with others.

  • Devin Monas December 1, 2010 08:20 am

    I've followed Trey for a while and love his work. I've tried many times to get my HDR photos up to his quality but only can get it every now and then by luck and persistence

  • Elvira Herrera December 1, 2010 08:14 am

    HDR looks really amazing. It can transform an ordinary image to an exraordinary one!

  • Jerry December 1, 2010 08:13 am

    HDR causes my grandchildren to admire photographs with a different perspective than any adult can imagine. They expect their grandfather to do things with images that produce visceral emotions.
    So, with that in mind, in addition to the detailed work, I love HDR.

  • Pat Barden December 1, 2010 08:03 am

    Since I discovered HDR my approach to photography has changed and I have made some amazing images.

    I bracket all my photos and have bought a remote control device that allows me to take more than the 3 exposures allowed by my Canon camera.
    The limits that HDR allows for you to be more creative is amazing, showing things underwater, no blown out backlight, the list goes on, and if used properly HDR can create our work into art. It has made me improve my photography by using a tripod more than I used to and taking time with my work, and when you process an image and open it up in your browser its always WOW look at that, so as you can see Im totally blown away by HDR.
    Here is a recent image taken at Wilson promontory in Victoria Australia titled "Titled Tidal River Bridge" http://www.redbubble.com/people/patriciaann1/art/5282331-1-tidal-river-hdr

  • Zachary Long December 1, 2010 08:02 am

    I love HDR photography to get my brain thinking outside of the box from the normal work of weddings and portraits. HDR makes me see the world differently, which is also why I enjoy seeing Trey's photos and to see the world his way. Pick me pick me, I really want to see this!

  • Andy Rhodes December 1, 2010 07:54 am

    Always looking for ways to improve my techniques and my processing. This would be an awesome addition.

  • David December 1, 2010 07:51 am

    HDR takes you from reportage to the quasi surreal, its like a 2 dimensional 3D!

  • Kathy December 1, 2010 07:49 am

    I'd love to learn HDR. It looks amazing & I'm sure if I took the time it'd be quite simple. A video tutorial would be the perfect way to learn.

  • Kathy December 1, 2010 07:48 am

    I'd love to learn HDR. It looks amazing & I'm sure if I took the time it'd be quite simple. A video tutorial would be the perfect way to learn.

  • Hilda Wehe December 1, 2010 07:43 am

    I love HDR because the pictures give rise to the feeling that I can walk right into the photo. Like the scene is just on the other side of a door that I just have to reach out and open. This may be an odd way to explain my feeling about the HDR, but it is truer than real. Maybe it is what my minds eye sees that I want to capture when I photograph. I want to know sooo.....much more about how to create photos that are HDR, given that at this point I know next to nothing there is a lot I am open to learning.

  • Tim December 1, 2010 07:41 am

    I have long been an avid fan of HDR photography and have recently strated experimenting myself. I've had some successful shots and working on more. I would like to make natural looking hdr photos without making them look over the top and would greatly benefit from Trey's tutorials.

  • Brandon December 1, 2010 07:37 am

    Trey is one of my most favorite photographers and I'd love a copy of his tutorial!

  • Kelsey December 1, 2010 07:32 am

    I haven't really done much with HDR yet, but I love the way it transports the viewer to the time & place that the photo was taken and one feels like they are actually there because of the amazing detail and colours that can be seen.

  • Aparna E. December 1, 2010 07:31 am

    I've only tried it once, but would learn how to do it subtly. HDR can add the right amount of drama when done correctly!

  • Simon December 1, 2010 07:31 am

    I've been tinkering with HDR for a while and I think some instruction like that provided by Trey would be just what I need to take it to the next level.

  • Kurt E. Norlin December 1, 2010 07:22 am

    Just starting to really get into HDR and still struggling with the technique. The outcome that Trey gets is just amazing and I want to learn his methods. Kurt

  • Tania Clark December 1, 2010 07:21 am

    HDR - the most exceptional, unparalleled display of depth, definition, vibrance and detail that captures your eyes attention for an extended period of time.........Love it!!!!!

  • wtmcgough December 1, 2010 07:21 am

    I love the dreamy, surreal look that HDR gives to photos. :)

  • Jake December 1, 2010 07:18 am

    For me HDR captures a surreal, fantasy like image that normal photography does not.....well not without a bunch of pp. It also gives me the ability to recreate the scene as closely to what my eye's see! I always say " when in doubt....HDR it out!!" I just love HDR!!

  • Allan December 1, 2010 07:14 am

    I love HDR photography because the camera is so limited against the human eye when I saw a picture always is less that I saw in real life, but HDR change all that, now not only is the same, is so much more then I could ever see

  • Donald Crais December 1, 2010 07:01 am

    HDR allows the capture of the vividness in scenes. Vividness is the essences of my hometown, New Orleans. I would appreciate the chance for more directions from Trey on capturing this aspect of my town.

  • Hanemu December 1, 2010 06:46 am

    I only recently discovered HDR and its possibilities. I just went to a trip where I visited temples with large variations in exposure and I am sure HDR is a good solution to improve my shots. Plus, examples of Trey's work showed me other more creative outcomes of HDR. I hope I can follow Trey's tutorial!

  • Glen December 1, 2010 06:45 am

    I'm a newby DSLR gal, enjoying my basic photos and learning a little at a time ~ I have been following Trey on line for over a year and have been inspired by his work to make the effort to acquire a "real" camera and to get busy improving! I love his HDR work because it seems to get to the level of seeing beyond what we think we see ~ very spiritual concept ~ and I hope to uncover the world that I experience that way too! Thank you for considering me :D

  • Norm December 1, 2010 06:44 am

    HDR offers so many creative possibilities to produce something extraordinary.

  • Heinrich Volschenk December 1, 2010 06:41 am

    I love HDR because it makes me feel like I'm looking with a new pair of eyes at otherwise mundane scenery. HDR imagery triggers something in my optic nerve circuit and I cannot stop staring at the beauty of what was captured.

  • Darren December 1, 2010 06:38 am

    Took some HDR pics of our work site just today....this tut would help for sure.

  • Katie December 1, 2010 06:34 am

    HDR has amazing details and has an almost magical quality.

  • Jan December 1, 2010 06:34 am

    Being able to show selectively the sheer magic & beauty in a scene is magic :)

    A great picture is worth a thousand words, a great HDR picture is worth a thousand ideas

  • slin December 1, 2010 06:32 am

    I am always amazed to see the ability to capture such vivid images though HDR photography technique. Hopefully I can win the video to learn more about how to do it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • John December 1, 2010 06:32 am

    I love the possibilities of HDR. I take more and more pictures to intergrate into a HDR photo. It also has given me a different way at looking at the things I want to photograph. I see them first in HDR possibilities then in normal possibilities. Trey is a good source of info for anybody to go thru.

  • Carol December 1, 2010 06:25 am

    I love HDR photography because I get more detail in the highlights and shadows. It reminds me of Ansel Adams way of photography in the manipulation of taking an image and processing it to get what you want to show up in the photo.

  • Hermdog December 1, 2010 06:21 am

    HDR has opened a whole new interest level in photography for me. Thanks to Trey for the work he's done.

  • Hans Mast December 1, 2010 06:21 am

    I love the vivid colors and sharp details that HDRs bring.

  • Doward Jones December 1, 2010 06:18 am

    Much like digital photography, HDR has opened a new world of expressing a love of still images that "Speak" to the viewer. Under Trey's shared knowledge, photographers have gained a new medium to capture an emotion rather than a record of reflected light.

  • Hermdog December 1, 2010 06:17 am

    I'm loving HDR and the possibilities it offers to photos. Thanks to Trey for his work.

  • Mike Wickland December 1, 2010 06:16 am

    I have been to Trey's website everyday for over a year now and have submersed myself in photography and fallen in love with HDR. With HDR you take an ordinary image and turn it into a piece of art. Only because of Trey's website I have fallen in love with HDR and I have been traveling the outskirts of Las Vegas looking for all the beauty in the surrounding areas to capture the perfect HDR image. My friends and I are now planning photo walks on the weekend just like Trey does. It's a lot of fun and keeps me out of the casinos in Vegas. Thanks Trey

  • Joan Sandler December 1, 2010 06:15 am

    I like the way HDR can turn a mundane shot into a stunning piece of art.

  • Cam W. December 1, 2010 06:13 am

    I've only dabbled with HDR and I haven't had much luck. I love HDR because it's almost surreal. It exposes the 'artist' in the photographer and gives you the freedom produce a photograph that is actually more stunning than the actual scene.

  • Jim December 1, 2010 06:03 am

    Beautiful! Would love to learn how to do this.

  • ToniRK December 1, 2010 06:00 am

    I'd love to win a copy as a christmas present!
    HDR is the best!

  • tom December 1, 2010 06:00 am

    HDR is a huge advance in photography. I love that in a moving image centric society, a photo can draw more attention. I have tried to do it and have been unable to produce good results.

  • tom December 1, 2010 06:00 am

    HDR is a huge advance in photography. I love that in a moving image centric society, a photo can draw more attention. I have tried to do it and have been unable to produce good results.

  • Dean December 1, 2010 05:59 am

    So much to learn, love HDR, and would love to learn from the best.

  • shidairy December 1, 2010 05:55 am

    I love HDR Photography because I can overcome all the technical shortcomings of my camera and still end up with a great image.

  • esteban monreal December 1, 2010 05:53 am

    Hdr captures what i feel and what i see when i snap the shutter.

  • Luke December 1, 2010 05:45 am

    I am fascinated with HDR photography. The ability to capture so much information and contrast in one image is amazing. What better way to develop my skills than by learning from Trey, a world leader in HDR photography.

  • Dru Stefan Stone December 1, 2010 05:45 am

    I've never tried it. It would be interesting to at least see what I can do with it.

  • Johnny December 1, 2010 05:41 am

    I love HDR because it makes a picture look like what the eye can see. I have never seen pictures with such beauty. It really does open up your heart to the beauty of the world.

  • Stian December 1, 2010 05:41 am

    Absolutely love HDR images - especially when done "correct" - if there is such a way as "correct".

    Think it really makes images "pop" - and more "depth" in them.

    Trey's site is absolutely fab - great resources and great pictures! :)

    Keep up the good work! :)

  • Martin December 1, 2010 05:40 am

    HDR is gimmickee, but when done right it rocks. I want to learn how to do it right :-)

  • Jeff East December 1, 2010 05:39 am

    Love HDR! My images finally look like what I see!

  • Jeff East December 1, 2010 05:38 am

    Love HDR! My images finally look like what I see!

  • Jeff East December 1, 2010 05:37 am

    Love HDR! My images finally look like what I see!

  • Chris White December 1, 2010 05:34 am

    When I first saw the HDR photos I wanted to know how... found "Stuck in Customs" and now do. Love the details and clarity you can get throughout the whole range of the photo.

  • Matt December 1, 2010 05:32 am

    HDR lets me recreate what I actually saw, and work around the limits of the camera. And my limits too :)

  • Al December 1, 2010 05:31 am

    HDR has always been a fickle, mysterious sort of process to me, and I'd love to learn more!

  • Zeca Moraes December 1, 2010 05:30 am

    Well, how can I express that? HDR is "überphotography".

  • Scott December 1, 2010 05:27 am

    I Love it because it allows us to see more closely to what our eyes see!

  • sanchox December 1, 2010 05:24 am

    I love HDR because it allows a photo to show more of what a place really is or can be, lending to creativity in the viewer's interpretation of the world around them.

  • Eric Campbell December 1, 2010 05:24 am

    HDR gives photography that extra umph ...and i need to learn that extra umph!! ..Plain & Simple.

  • Pierre Voget December 1, 2010 05:23 am

    I like HDR as it offers so much more creative potential. It turns an otherwise drab photo into one with real PUNCH. In short: H D R = 'EYE CANDY'

  • KSN December 1, 2010 05:22 am

    I love the way HDR makes a photo image just pop. Done well, it just enhances the image without making it unreal.

  • Liza Ray December 1, 2010 05:22 am

    I would be tickled pink to get Trey's video...I am enchanted with HDR and

  • Pierre Voget December 1, 2010 05:21 am

    I like HDR as it offers so much more creative potential. It turns an otherwise drab photo into one with real PUNCH. In short: H D R = 'EYE CANDY'

  • david arneil December 1, 2010 05:18 am

    Go Trey, Hope i win :-)

  • mike mitchell December 1, 2010 05:16 am

    I love HDR because it allows me to capture an entire seen as my eye would see each individual part.

  • Danielle S. December 1, 2010 05:15 am

    I love HRD because it never fails to make me say, "Wow!".

  • Adilson Andrade December 1, 2010 05:15 am

    I want to get better results with my HDRs.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/adilson_aracaju/4046584718/' title='Descansando sob a sombra' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/4046584718_8c3ee70af5.jpg']
    Greetings from Brazil.

  • Michael Seljos December 1, 2010 05:12 am

    I'm a fellow Texan from Austin with Trey, and I've been following his HDR work for many years. He is one of my contacts on Flickr, and I am a subscriber to his "Stuck in Customs" newsletter, where I have learned a great deal about HDR from him. As a matter of fact, Trey is the one who inspired me to learn more about how to do good HDR photography. His work is wonderful. I could learn a lot more from him if I had a copy of his great tutorial.

  • Anand December 1, 2010 05:11 am

    With HDR the possiblities are unlimited. You can make your photos look out of this world or look very real.

  • Mike K December 1, 2010 05:09 am

    I love HDR because it allows you to create images that are more appealing to the eye.

  • Mike K December 1, 2010 05:08 am

    I love HDR because it allows you to create images that are more appealing to the eye.

  • Samuel Barton December 1, 2010 05:06 am

    HDR is so fun to experiment with! I love the added color it gives.

  • Nick Plekhanov December 1, 2010 05:03 am

    I love HDR photography because it allows me to turn down the walls build by limited sensors in nowadays digital cameras

    Hope to win.... my fingers crossed

  • Jim Diaz December 1, 2010 05:03 am

    I have a great passion for the automobile. Photographing cars has been a hobby of mine for the past 20 years. Using HDR just turned me on to another 30 years. WOW!!!

  • Liza Ray December 1, 2010 04:58 am

    I have been a huge fan of Trey's work and have purchased some of products, however would absolutely love the video tutorial to fine tune my skills. OMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm ok that was me asking the universe to be the lucky winner... Thanks for all that you do Trey you have inspired me and brought great joy in my life through bringing out my creativity through photography! MUA!

  • reggie December 1, 2010 04:57 am

    Love HDR! It takes a simple subject and makes it amazing. So surreal, it reminds me of dreams.

  • Kevin Thompson December 1, 2010 04:56 am

    I remember the first time I saw some examples of hdr photography. I was sitting on an airplane next to a guy who had just taken some incredible shots of Portland. I was just starting to get into photography and I was blown away by his pictures. I asked him how he was able to get his pictures to turn out that way. He started telling me all about hdr photography. Since that conversation I have looked into hdr some but I would really love to learn how to do it. I just bought a Canon Rebel T1i and am loving it. I just took a 10 day road trip across the U.S. and got some amazing shots. I am definitely on the fast track to becoming addicted to photography.

    I want to start a daily photo blog on the recommendation of others, do you all recommend any sites for doing that?

    Thanks :)
    Kevin

  • kim December 1, 2010 04:51 am

    I love NDR because it let's us see the things in a new and natural way

  • Ken December 1, 2010 04:51 am

    Can't find a better instructor than Trey on HDR.

  • Bob December 1, 2010 04:51 am

    I love HDR because it gives me a much richer language with which to tell the story I'm trying to tell.

  • Greg December 1, 2010 04:51 am

    Trey's photos have made me interested in photography and hopefully HDR as well.

  • Michael Schuermann December 1, 2010 04:50 am

    For me, the wonderful thing about HDR is the glowing light that it enables in photos. Love it!

  • Ross December 1, 2010 04:49 am

    HDR allows me to bring so much more life into a photo and makes a picture look seemingly impossible.

  • Erick December 1, 2010 04:48 am

    I love HDR because it can take bland photo and transform it into something MAGICAL! ;-)

  • Miles December 1, 2010 04:46 am

    i love HDR because it allows us to truly re-live special moments in our lives by allowing us to see things the way they really looked like as opposed to other forms of photography that lack the "reality" factor

  • Jim Thomas December 1, 2010 04:44 am

    I love HDR photography because it's the closest a camera can get to showing the world what a photographer sees in that moment. It's the best way to use all that light and shadow can offer.

  • Angel December 1, 2010 04:44 am

    I primarily like High Dynamic Range Photography because it gives you a new perspective of what your eyes can see. It was the way I started making photographs; Therefore, it brings up a lot of memories for me, and at last, but not least I like the way people feel about what they are looking at, coors, contrast, lights.

  • Sam Butler December 1, 2010 04:42 am

    I love how HDR makes a 2D image seem like a 3D image. It shows what we see through our eyes because it balances the highlights and shadows to keep anything from looking flat. It's an art form and gives a whole new meaning to depth.

  • Franco December 1, 2010 04:41 am

    I like HDR because it can capture details than in the regular photo cannot.
    ..

  • Mark Bush December 1, 2010 04:39 am

    HDR photography is a blast! If done weel, it captures more of the range of colors than single-image photography. If done wrong, it makes for a comic book appearance. Because of that , it is a challenge that blends art and science.

  • Topher Pettit December 1, 2010 04:39 am

    HDR photography is a essential tool I use when photographing architecture. Love to see Trey's methodology too compare to mine.

  • Dave Dugdale December 1, 2010 04:38 am

    I just love the way it looks, the colors just pop.

  • Hyon Shin December 1, 2010 04:37 am

    I"m just getting into HDR and would love to create images that gives the sense of awe.

  • Mitch Featherston December 1, 2010 04:34 am

    I love the way Trey's HDR techniques capture imagery like a painting. A true master!

  • Spike Gralewski December 1, 2010 04:34 am

    I love how every aspect of the photo can be brought to life. You don't just have to focus on one subject.

  • Melinda December 1, 2010 04:31 am

    Just starting to play, a tutorial would be perfect. I love the fantasy looking world come to life in real life imagery. Beautiful....

  • Lenny DiBrango December 1, 2010 04:29 am

    HDR photography allows even a relative newcomer to photography like myself take pictures that look as if they were taken by someone with a lot more experience. If I want to generate a large number of positive comments on Flickr it has to be color HDR photo. The potential downside of HDR is they make even my best non HDR photos look bland by comparison. The first thing I look for now when choosing something to photograph is a wide range of light levels. HDR has totally changed the game.

  • Varun December 1, 2010 04:26 am

    I love HDR because of the colors and the clarity. I also love that the photographs are so crisp and sharp. Would love to learn more about HDR...
    Cheers
    Varun

  • Jesse December 1, 2010 04:26 am

    I love HDR because of all the rich textures you can pull out of a scene

  • Mitch Sacks December 1, 2010 04:25 am

    Huge Trey fan, and would love to win.

  • James Schaefer December 1, 2010 04:22 am

    I've been out of photography for a 16 year now. Back in the day I'd spend hours tweaking lights to bring each element of the photo into the tonal range of film and ultimately print media tonal range. Having just discovered HDR, I can't imagine how much this would have eased my life. I look forward to learning more about HDR.

  • Mitch Sacks December 1, 2010 04:22 am

    I'm a hugh fan of HDR and of Trey's work. It would be fantastic to win this and learn more from Trey.

  • Trish December 1, 2010 04:16 am

    The main reason why I love HDR is that it takes what you feel in the moment of taking that picture (awe, appreciation, excitement) and magnifies it in a surreal way.

  • Michael December 1, 2010 04:06 am

    HDR photography has really opened my eyes to new ways of seeing the world through a camera. Unlike before, I am able to get rich colors, and fascinating scenes out of my pictures. HDR is definitely the way to go!

  • Fire Light Arts December 1, 2010 04:06 am

    HDRI has fundamentally changed the way I see the world. Understanding the limits of what a camera can capture in a single exposure has made me fantastically aware of the volume of data my eyes take in, data that most of us are filtering out and failing to appreciate...and thus, filtering out the inspiration radiating from literally everything around us. I consider myself to be a specialist in sur-reality...I use my camera to show others what their eyes can truly see if they wake up, pay attention and engage the world. HDR affords me an even better ability to create images that let others see the world through the lens of my EYES, not just my camera...and helps me to bring people as close to the feeling of actually experiencing that world as I can take them.

    [eimg url='http://www.firelightarts.com/TheHeartMachine_BurningMan2010.jpg' title='TheHeartMachine_BurningMan2010.jpg']

  • Cameron December 1, 2010 04:04 am

    I recently moved and picked up photography as a hobby to acclimate to the area. Trying to compile HDR photos has been a great way to see the area as inspiring and dynamic.

  • Lauren December 1, 2010 04:03 am

    HDR allows me to show others how the world looks through my eyes.

  • david December 1, 2010 04:02 am

    I always loved HDR photography for the intensity of the colours and the three dimensional view it gives to the photo.

  • Tami December 1, 2010 04:00 am

    I would love to learn how to do this HDR stuff. I am crazy in love with the results, and have so many questions. Ya know .....I don't care if I win the FREE tutorial..........Just kidding PICK ME, PICK ME!

  • Nora December 1, 2010 03:47 am

    Love the creativity of HDR, you can go places with it that you can't with other editing

  • Taminder December 1, 2010 03:46 am

    I just started experimenting with HDR last week, it's awesome!

  • Jeremy December 1, 2010 03:44 am

    I've only recently discovered HDR photography and I love the contrast it brings to the photos. I would love to learn more about the process from his workshop video tutorials.

  • Steve Rice December 1, 2010 03:43 am

    HDR makes the impossible possible.

  • SueSP December 1, 2010 03:43 am

    I am obsessed with COLOR photography. HDR is the icing on the cake - as soon as I learn how.

  • Gabriela December 1, 2010 03:42 am

    I love the HDR photography because let me see how exciting could be the way to show and see any moment and any thing in the world, this way make a fusion with the image as you see it with your eyes, plus the way you can imagine it, and the way you can feel it, its like HIGH REALITY. And of course I will love to undertand the way to do that for show my photopgraphy as the way I dream it.

  • ian December 1, 2010 03:42 am

    HDR always captures light in ways just one exposure can not. Trey's website was my first introduction to HDR photography, he's an amazing artist!

  • Stephen Purton December 1, 2010 03:40 am

    Great shots, love the fireworks display

  • Another Matt December 1, 2010 03:34 am

    The way HDR brings out detail and texture is what draws me to it, and Trey has a great eye for composition.

  • Manas December 1, 2010 03:34 am

    HDR is a good way-the only way- that I know of to increase the dynamic range of ur equipment. I love it!

  • Jack December 1, 2010 03:33 am

    I love how surreal all of these images are. These images show that you can use HDR to accomplish many different styles.

  • TJ Ashcraft December 1, 2010 03:33 am

    My wife is a self employed photographer who got me into it about 5 years ago. It wasn't until I saw some of Trey's work that I really got a grasp of all the amazing potential in photography. I have since been able to take my new hobby/passion with me to Iraq in the Army and really start to learn about it. Even if I don't win, i should say "thanks" to Trey from all the inspiring work he does!

  • Daniel S December 1, 2010 03:26 am

    I love HDR because if done correctly, you'll almost always get a "wow" or a "how'd you do that" comment.

  • Leah E. December 1, 2010 03:21 am

    oh I hope I get Picked. That would be AWESOME!

  • David December 1, 2010 03:17 am

    I love HDR photography because you can see the subtle details in the color and contrast ranges that you normally wouldn't see. Also, it adds a different dimension to photography....the images may not look realistic sometimes but that can be a good thing too.

  • Kaz December 1, 2010 03:17 am

    HDR gives me a whole new perspective looking through the viewfinder. It's the same excitement that I felt when I first looked through a viewfinder 54 years ago when I was 12 years old. It gives me a whole new way of picturing a photograph.

    HDR also provides me with a new way of looking at what I saw in a previous photo that I shot. I'm am scanning years of negatives and positives, and reviewing the photos. I am finding new pictures within the pictures and resurrecting photos from poorly exposed film. This is all very exciting. Almost as if i were taking the photo all over again.

  • Jeff Brint December 1, 2010 03:17 am

    This would be a really awesome Christmas present!

  • Mark December 1, 2010 03:12 am

    I love HDR for the vivid colors!

  • Mark December 1, 2010 03:11 am

    I love HDR for the vivid colors!

  • JCPhoto December 1, 2010 03:11 am

    I love the detail that you can see with an HDR photo, especially with city-scapes. I feel that HDR better captures the experience, all of the lights and excitement, better than a traditional photo.

  • Phill Davies December 1, 2010 03:07 am

    HDR produces the ultimate in a photograph.

  • silversky December 1, 2010 03:07 am

    I love HDR photography because of its 3D reality and exquisite detail. I always feel as though I can step right in to and be part of the scene.....

  • John G December 1, 2010 03:05 am

    Love Trey's work and been a big fan of his for over a year. So often is it tough to capture what the eye sees in just a single frame. I love that HDR expands the capability of the normal capture range.

  • Kara December 1, 2010 03:03 am

    I love HDR photography because it truely transforms any scene into a work of art. Ordinary photos become extraordinary; HDR photography allows images to have multiple dimensions and great depth. Thanks for the opportunity to win the key to unlocking the secrets to beautiful HDR photography!

  • Chuck Griffin December 1, 2010 03:02 am

    I'm new to HDR photography and could use all the help I can get. I just love how it makes images pop and shows what you really see with your eye. Hopefully this works I keep getting an error when I submit.

  • Chuck Griffin December 1, 2010 03:01 am

    I'm new to HDR photography and could use all the help I can get. I just love how it makes images pop and shows what you really see with your eye.

  • Anna December 1, 2010 02:56 am

    I love that HDR brings out everything in the image. It makes a good image, excellent. It gives images such dimension.

    LOVE your work!

  • Sagar Heerani December 1, 2010 02:54 am

    I love it because I love photography and it has opened up another realm for me in photography......which i really enjoy specially after watching the end results...

  • Michael Glover December 1, 2010 02:53 am

    I love HDR Photography because it allows me to capture a scene with a lot of detail that a standard photo can't reproduce. Being able to tone map it afterwards gives it an artistic edge as well.

  • HiDez December 1, 2010 02:52 am

    I love HDR because of what it does for landscape photography, particularly when it is well done a goal I would like to achieve.

  • Lynda Stone December 1, 2010 02:52 am

    I have followed Trey's work for some time now, and have grown to love HDR through his inspiring work... would love to win one of his tutorials on HDR so I can learn how to do my own HDR photos.

  • Debbra Brouillette December 1, 2010 02:51 am

    I love the way HDR photography makes a photograph look like a painting. There is a surreal quality to each photo...

  • Felipe December 1, 2010 02:51 am

    I love HDR because it allows me to capture something I see to its full extent rather than be limited by traditional photography methods. Rather than the surreal feel, I prefer the realistic one that shows the scene exactly like I saw it at the moment.

  • Ken December 1, 2010 02:48 am

    HDL adds another dimension and tool for a photographer. I love the depth and texture HDR brings out. I will sometimes add a HDR layer to an image to enhance the image.

  • Ken December 1, 2010 02:47 am

    HDL adds another dimension and tool for a photographer. I love the depth and texture HDR brings out. I will sometimes add a HDR layer to an image to enhance the image.

  • Maheshwar December 1, 2010 02:46 am

    I love HDR, because i can bring my photos closer to reality, the near as eye experience, If done properly.

  • Jonas Ginter December 1, 2010 02:46 am

    HDR is the best way, that i know, to create photos that are close to reality and i'm totally in love with it.

  • Bob December 1, 2010 02:39 am

    I started liking HDR photography as soon as I first noticed it. I knew there was something different about these pictures that I would sometimes see online and kept searching and searching till I found out they were all HDR photos. I like it because you have the flexibility to make a heavily processed HDR which may be unrealistic but very imaginative and unique. You can always make realistic images as well to mimic how our eyes naturally see a subject or scene, doing away with the saying "you just had to be there" when showing them off.

  • Roger G. Robertson December 1, 2010 02:39 am

    I have read about HDR images and tried one of the trial programs. I would like to eventualy be able to use the style. DPS has been very helpful in introducing me to the area and truly look forward to additional instruction in the future. Thank you for being here.

  • Taylor December 1, 2010 02:38 am

    I love HDR because it captures the scene the way you remember it - striking and vibrant.

  • marco peralta December 1, 2010 02:37 am

    I believe HDR photography will keep evolving into something greater. Everyday people are shooting these amazing images. I do have to thank Trey Ratcliff because without his useful tutorials I would not know anything about it. Thanks again Trey...

  • Taylor December 1, 2010 02:35 am

    I love HDR because it captures the scene the way you remember it - striking and vibrant.

  • Otto December 1, 2010 02:29 am

    ohoe!

  • Chris December 1, 2010 02:25 am

    I love HDR because it seems to bring photos to life!

  • Zim December 1, 2010 02:22 am

    I love HDR photography because it transforms an ordinary picture into something amazing!
    When I think of HDR, I think of Trey immediately - he's an authority in this subject!
    Let's see if I can win this =)

  • Jesse Savage December 1, 2010 02:19 am

    What is not to love about HDR?! The colors, the contrast, the surrealism. It's beautiful! What I like about it the best though, is that it's not how you see things everyday. I always want to shoot unique subject that are different, or see things as you don't normally see them. HDR takes an every day image and transforms it to something unique.

  • Lee J. December 1, 2010 02:18 am

    What I like about HDR is it gives photographers another tool to get creative with. It can be used for a realistic portrayal of a scene or you can go totally fantasyland with it.

  • Maria December 1, 2010 02:15 am

    I love how vibrant HDR is. I haven't really ever tried it but I've been wanting to. I love Trey's work also, doens't hurt that he is a fellow Austinite. My favorite is his Christmas Photo. Gorgeous!

  • Andre December 1, 2010 02:14 am

    I'm in my infancy in the world of photography and HDR immediately caught my eye. I fell in love with the crispness and eye popping color and taking something very ordinary and almost making it 3 dimensional. I've followed Trey's work for sometime now and would love to learn from the best. I'm still trying to find my footing in the world of photography, but what I know for certain is HDR photography is where I want to go. Hopefully digital photography school can help me take that first step.

  • Chris Valle December 1, 2010 02:13 am

    HDR, simply put, is the closest my camera can come to showing you what I see & how I see it. All the detail, all the light levels and all the color.

  • EJ December 1, 2010 02:12 am

    I just started HDR and I can't wait to learn more. I'm like a sponge - yearning to learn more and more.

  • John December 1, 2010 02:11 am

    I love HDR for the fact that I can "display" what I see.

  • Greg Carley December 1, 2010 02:08 am

    I love the details that HDR brings to life – contrast, color, saturation, etc. Make an average shot look amazing.

  • Mimi December 1, 2010 02:07 am

    I am relatively new to serious photography, but I browsed Trey's photos, and LOVE it! I I would love to learn how to create images with this depth of color - stunning!

  • Tami Rae December 1, 2010 02:07 am

    Trey,
    Your work is so inspiring. I'm just learning HDR and I am so excited that a whole new world of photography has opened up for me! My passion for photography has reached new heights! Thank you for all you work and offering so much information to other photographers and those inspiring to be....like me. <3

  • Mimi December 1, 2010 02:07 am

    I am relatively new to serious photography, but I browsed Trey's photos, and LOVE it! I I would love to learn how to create images with this depth of color - stunning!

  • PA Roy December 1, 2010 02:07 am

    Anything that contributes to a photographer's ability to unleash their imagination and present it to others in a new, more express manner is a gift to the viewer as well as the photographer. HDR is a new, exciting tool that adds another voice to an image.

  • Aaron December 1, 2010 02:06 am

    I love HDR because it helps me capture something closer to reality and sometimes a little beyond!

  • April December 1, 2010 02:03 am

    I'm new to HDR but VERY EAGER to learn more! I love the results of HDR, the details and the vibrant colors that can be achieved. I think Trey's work is absolutely amazing! :-)

  • Chris B December 1, 2010 02:03 am

    Trey has inspired me so much. I have learned so many photo tips and tricks just from his website.

  • Jacob Crosby December 1, 2010 02:01 am

    I love HDR because of the emotion that one can employ in the end result, as well as the science around why it can evoke such emotion compared to a normal photograph.

    I have been dealing with cancer off and on since I was about five years old, as such my ability to have 'normal' hobbies is limited by my physical fragility and HDR is something that I can do and not worry about getting hurt as much as some of the other things I love doing. Trey has helped me overcome some of the emotional distress I struggle with regarding that by giving me a lifetime of knowledge on how to do something I love.

    On top of that, to have a video of detailed information regarding how the most well known HDR photographer the world over works his magic would only give me more knowledge to apply to the one hobby that I love.

    Another reason is that even though I am not yet of the caliber Trey is, the majority of the people I show my HDR work to are amazed and fascinated by the beauty and potential there is within most photographs, which gives me the confidence and hope I need to try other things. I simply wish there was some way for me to thank Trey in person for the hope that he has given me.

    Sorry for the long post everyone... I like to be thorough and explain things in detail.

    ~Jacob W. Crosby

  • Daktari December 1, 2010 02:01 am

    love HDR and have always wanted to try it. The details. The colors. EVerything just pops!

  • Michael Kottman December 1, 2010 02:00 am

    I like how HDR can completely change the look and feel of the photographs to make them go from a nice photo to an extraordinary story.

  • Daktari December 1, 2010 02:00 am

    love HDR and have always wanted to try it. The details. The colors. EVerything just pops!

  • Alan December 1, 2010 01:58 am

    HDR photography is spectacular and would love to try it..

  • deb December 1, 2010 01:56 am

    I love the colors, depth, and textre of HDR photos!

  • deb December 1, 2010 01:55 am

    I love HDR photographs because of the depth of the images, the richness of the colors, the texture.

  • Chris Walker December 1, 2010 01:54 am

    I am fascinated how well HDR seems to capture the perfect moment. I can't tell you how many times I've looked at something with light hitting an object just right and wishing I could share this moment with so many others. I feel as though HDR captures these moments and gives us the feeling that we have truly seen something remarkable and meaningful. The saying goes a photograph can capture a thousand words, well I feel as though HDR photography has the ability to capture a thousand minds. With the right object and lighting you can really make things come to life and give a sense of how real these objects are to others.

  • LUca December 1, 2010 01:53 am

    it's just awesome!

  • andy December 1, 2010 01:53 am

    the detail! i love how HDR gives such fantastic detail throughout the entire image.

  • Richtpt December 1, 2010 01:53 am

    I love how HDR makes some photos pop, how it can bring out things that would either be blown out because it is too bright or hidden because it's too dark. It allows me to capture the image as I saw it both from my eye, and also the feeling I had when looking at it.

  • George Rivera December 1, 2010 01:53 am

    Excellent opportunity...count me in!!!

  • Ian Keegan December 1, 2010 01:52 am

    I love HDR photography because I get to experience the beauty in near reality whilst looking at a photo.
    The whole reason I got into it was I was blown away with what I see sometimes in life, but couldn't express it without using HDR.

  • Frank C. Grace December 1, 2010 01:52 am

    I love how using HDR photography allows me to process my photos with an end result that viewing them conveys the feeling I had when I was viewing the subject.

  • Frank C. Grace December 1, 2010 01:51 am

    I love how using HDR photography allows me to process my photos with an end result that viewing them conveys the feeling I had when I was viewing the subject.

  • Ted Jerome December 1, 2010 01:45 am

    I frequently use HDR to capture more of the light range of a scene that I would otherwise be able to portray with a single shot.

  • Larry December 1, 2010 01:45 am

    My Canon EOS 5D MkII changed my life, truly. I've resisted video until I got this camera. The amazing capabilities that resemble the filmic look are mind blowing, from low-light/low noise capabilities to shallow depth of field shots - amazing.

  • Kevin December 1, 2010 01:41 am

    I like the ability to have more control over what I shoot. Being able to bring out detail in the shadows or completely bury them to provide higher contrast are but two reasons I like HDR. So far I have learned everything I know from Trey's walk-through.

    I bought Photomatix, the Topaz suite, Imagenomic's Noiseware and Photoshop CS5 on his recommendations.

    Thank you, Trey. Keep being awesome.

  • Laurie December 1, 2010 01:38 am

    HDR has opened my eyes to the possibilities of capturing details and texture that I never knew was possible. As a wildlife and nature photographer, a new door has been opened for me and I'm always pleasantly surprised by the results that I get.

  • TJ December 1, 2010 01:38 am

    HDR allows photos that more closely resemble what we actually see (when processed that way), or can be more contemporarily artistic.

  • stephen December 1, 2010 01:37 am

    I love HDR because of the way it enhances textures.

  • BarbN December 1, 2010 01:36 am

    I've played with HDR a bit and everything I know I've picked up from Trey's site. He is a master, and very generous with his knowledge and skills.

  • Terri December 1, 2010 01:34 am

    I love HDR because it lets me show others what I see through the viewfinder - the lights, the shadows, and everything in between!

  • Arno December 1, 2010 01:34 am

    Well I love HDR because it's sooo different, but I'm just bad at it, I really could do with this tutorial...

  • Lisa Blaschke December 1, 2010 01:34 am

    I love HDR because the colors are real and vibrant.

  • Arno December 1, 2010 01:33 am

    Well I love HDR because it's sooo different, but I'm just bad at it, I really could do with this tutorial...

  • Miriam December 1, 2010 01:30 am

    With the attention to detail possible, it just time and again pulls the viewer into the scene.

  • Daniel December 1, 2010 01:28 am

    Fell in love with HDR the moment I saw it.

  • Tally Vickory December 1, 2010 01:28 am

    Trey has taken the visual experience of photos to a whole new level and possible the next generation of art. Using a DSLR and a unique combination of off-the-shelf software, he has made a new thing!

    The great artist of the past did this but were dead and gone by the time many people had discovered their talents.

    Trey has made his mark already and hopefully keep teaching and pushing us all to do better.

    Cheers to Trey!

  • John F December 1, 2010 01:27 am

    I love HDR because it allows us to show a scene reflecting more like the way we saw it rather than how the camera captures it in a standard exposure.

  • Becky December 1, 2010 01:27 am

    When I am in tough lighting circumstances, HDR let's me capture the image. But even better, it can take a blah image to blast!

  • heather December 1, 2010 01:25 am

    Shooting HDR is like bringing the scene back home with you in your pocket... only a little more surreal, the way you thought it should look all along.

  • Carl Van Rooy December 1, 2010 01:25 am

    HDR is a great technique because it add a much needed spice to photo that might otherwise be an unimpressive capture or your everyday normal shot.

  • jamie kay December 1, 2010 01:22 am

    Would love to produce photos that are even somewhat as beautiful as these!

  • Matt December 1, 2010 01:21 am

    I love HDR and I love Trey Ratcliff. The end. They're both amazing and I love following Trey around the world on his site.

  • Shirley Palmer December 1, 2010 01:21 am

    I don't know how to turn a photo into a HDR photo but I really want to learn. Trey's work is Awesome.

  • HollyC December 1, 2010 01:20 am

    I love HDR, I like that you can use it to enhance a photo or take it further and make it really pop!

  • Veronica December 1, 2010 01:17 am

    I love all the vibrancy and richness of colors in HDR photography. I've never tried it but would like to learn how to do it.

  • Gerald Dionne December 1, 2010 01:16 am

    I love HDR because there is no end to what you can do with it. So real-so 3D so artistic. So full of depth.

  • Mary December 1, 2010 01:09 am

    I love HDR because it makes the colours look richer.

  • Shawn Carter December 1, 2010 01:05 am

    Trey’s unique approach in travel photography is nothing but stunning images, ideas, and perspectives on the beauty of the world. His work inspires all levels of experienced photographers to refine talents or to push boundaries in the discipline of HDR.

    I lift my hat to you as you showed me a new world in photography.

  • Rodney Jones December 1, 2010 01:04 am

    Very cool! Would love to learn more about HDR from Trey. Love the examples of his work you provided.

  • Dmitrii December 1, 2010 01:03 am

    I discovered the world of HDR about 6 month ago and since then I’m trying to improve my techniques and HDR skills. I’d love to see Trey’s special techniques and hopefully improve the quality of my photos. You can take a look at many HDR photos I took over the last 6 month on my photo blog at http://sillymonkeyphoto.com. They need future refinement. Thanks!

  • Charles December 1, 2010 01:01 am

    I love the way you can increase the dynamic range and really make photos pop.

  • Chuck December 1, 2010 12:56 am

    I'm a beginner when it comes to HDR photography and I could use all the help I can get. I love the way you can increase the dynamic range and really make photos pop.

  • Dave Clark December 1, 2010 12:52 am

    I love HDR because it gives us, as photographers, a look closer to that of what the human eye sees.
    It's a great technology that I've been enjoying from the beginning and I'm definitely looking forward to what it evolves into as well!

  • Prajit Ravindran December 1, 2010 12:52 am

    I just love all the details and textures.

  • Chris December 1, 2010 12:47 am

    HDR = my opportunity to be truly creative.

  • Mark December 1, 2010 12:46 am

    HDR gives the opportunity to bbring out more detail in an image if done properly and subtely.

  • Carlos Ortega December 1, 2010 12:44 am

    I love HDR because you don’t need to explain to your friends the great a place was or how incredible was the view, they can see it almost feel it by them self, it is so powerful.
    HDR makes justice to those beautiful landscapes out there.

  • Beatrice Yaxley December 1, 2010 12:42 am

    I love how HDR draws you into the photo. It looks almost magical.

  • Olivia Tuler December 1, 2010 12:39 am

    I love photography and love to learn photo techniques. What I like on HDR Photography is the quality of the details on the images. It would be great to learn to achieve the high quality of details on this technique.

  • Tracy McDaniel December 1, 2010 12:38 am

    I love HDR because of the detail and ability to have perfect lighting for all parts of a picture. However, I am terrible at creating HDR images myself and need some major help! A tutorial would be the perfect solution to my problems!

  • Tracy McDaniel December 1, 2010 12:37 am

    I love HDR because of the detail and ability to have perfect lighting for all parts of a picture. However, I am terrible at creating HDR images myself and need some major help! A tutorial would be the perfect solution to my problems!

  • Bryan Nystrom December 1, 2010 12:37 am

    HDR makes the ordinary photograph POP!

  • Keith Moyer December 1, 2010 12:36 am

    I love HDR! Since I discovered HDR I find that I use it more and more. I cannot shoot landcape photographs without it now.

  • Hal Brown December 1, 2010 12:35 am

    I have recently become interested in night photography. Using the HDR process and tone mapping an image allows me to create images that are a better representation of the different levels of light encountered in these shots. Here is one of my attempts.

  • Rob December 1, 2010 12:35 am

    I Love HDR photography because it captures the Moment as I saw it. And I know there is always more for me to learn about HDR.

  • Carole Duhaime December 1, 2010 12:33 am

    I love these HDR images and would like very much to learn how to do them.

  • Mark Fogarty December 1, 2010 12:33 am

    I like using HDR for car photos... it makes them more surreal, which I like. Trey's a fountain of wisdom with HDR.

  • Mark Fogarty December 1, 2010 12:31 am

    I like using HDR to make car shots a bit more surreal. Trey's a fountain of wisdom when it comes to HDR.

  • Tammie December 1, 2010 12:29 am

    I love HDR photography for the depth and colors it brings out in a photo.

  • paul December 1, 2010 12:28 am

    i love the almost 3d effect you get if you PP HDR correctly.

  • Larry Sell December 1, 2010 12:26 am

    I love exploring photography and as a novice any help I can get I use. This sounds like a wonderful thing to learn.

  • Phil Gauthier December 1, 2010 12:25 am

    This is amazing. I absolutely love HDR photography and I have been following Trey Ratcliff for a little while now. I have 2 of his ebooks, and have read through his online tutorial. It would be awesome to be able to get his downloadable tutorial so I could learn more. I think HDR is amazing because of the details and colors that your are able to capture and portray in a photo that you are not normally able to capture.

  • Abhishek December 1, 2010 12:21 am

    I like HDR fotos because of the amazing play of colors that is just not possible in a traditional photograph...

  • Clark December 1, 2010 12:21 am

    I live in a perfect city (Chicago) for HDR and would love to learn from an expert!

  • Tamela December 1, 2010 12:20 am

    One word--Clarity.

  • Lisa December 1, 2010 12:19 am

    I love that HDR can bring what I see with the view finder to light in the recorded image.

  • Nancy December 1, 2010 12:11 am

    HDR makes a good photo stunning, intriguing and powerful. And that's why I love it!

  • Tim December 1, 2010 12:10 am

    I would love to learn HDR!

  • Michelle December 1, 2010 12:08 am

    I love HDR because it brings fullness to the subject matters; brings focal points to the viewers; and uses light to make magic.

  • Christine Neutgens of Pixelations Photography December 1, 2010 12:03 am

    I love how HDRI looks 3D, and real, and how it seems to have more texture than a normal image.

  • Christine Neutgens of Pixelations Photography December 1, 2010 12:03 am

    I love how HDRI looks 3D, and real, and how it seems to have more texture than a normal image.

  • dvdp November 30, 2010 11:52 pm

    This is painting with a camera ...!

  • christian November 30, 2010 11:51 pm

    I love these!

  • Carlos Santiso November 30, 2010 11:51 pm

    HDR photography allows us to show a lot of details in images. Amazing colors, from natural to surreal. HDR is a mix of photography and art!!

  • Bill Munder November 30, 2010 11:49 pm

    I find HDR photography very interesting because you can make picture look more like what you're actually seeing, or you can take the same picture and give your own artistic expression. I am looking forward to studying this form of photography.
    All the best to everyone.
    Bill

  • Nelika Nardelli November 30, 2010 11:48 pm

    Trey has inspired me to stop thinkin about doing what I love and actually do it. I came upon his website http://www.stuckincustoms.com when I had done a search on google for unusal photography. I have been passionate about photography my whole life but the very moment I seen Trey’s hdr photos, I knew I had found the exact type of photography I wanted to specialize in. I went and bought a Nikon D90 (a recommmendation through Trey’s site) and hired a professional photography to teach me what I needed to know about my camera so I was no longer and point and shoot on automatic mode. I just purchased photomatix this week and so although I am still learning and far from capturing the images that Trey amazes us all with, I am happy with the journey that is ahead of me looking at the world through my lens!! I would love to win this tutorial I know it will help me tremedously because although Trey is a fantastic photographer, he is also a great teacher and inspirational motivater even though I have never personally talked or met him. I would be happy winning this even though I already won so much the day I discoverd Trey’s website and HDR!!

  • Desiree November 30, 2010 11:47 pm

    I LOVE HDR shots, but Trey's work is simply AMAZING! WOW!

  • Stephen Williams November 30, 2010 11:44 pm

    What is HDR ???
    Wikipedia says:
    high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight

    I want to learn more

  • kerrberr November 30, 2010 11:39 pm

    I love all the colors in HDR photos.

  • docpjv November 30, 2010 11:36 pm

    Photography is more than an image presented. It is a feeling of the soul through the eye of person captured through the eye of the camera.

    HDR gives me the opportunity to present the world I see the best, no doubt. The manipulability of HDR is preparing us for the future of photography. With HDR we will have the edge on tomorrow. The edge to communicate, to inspire, to facilitate discourse, to make the transfer and infusion of the simple image to a deep, rich and detailed saviour of photography as we know it, a reality.

    Photography as it is as we know it, is dying through the technology that puts a 'camera' into every hand there is. The photograph is being replaced by snaps for memory. The fires of Fine art photography being put out by those who are affordable, selling their work on micro stock sites.

    There will still be the ones who survive being expensive, but they will become less.

    Survival of the art of photography is in HDR and the Master of HDR as a process. This art will not soon become the playground of the man-with-camera. But it will infuse the new growth in our beloved expressions. HDR itself, will become the bridge into a brand new world of capturing and presenting our fine art.

    Never forget, a man with a piano is not necessarily a pianist, a person with a camera not necessarily a photographer. It is foolish to say 'I have a camera, I am a photographer'.

  • Renato November 30, 2010 11:36 pm

    I love the fantasy art grunge effect of HDR pictures. I do not have much interest in light HDR. I like being transferred to impossible and fantastic places, through these sensational images

  • Jeanine November 30, 2010 11:34 pm

    Love Trey's stuff - this is what I want to do with my work. The journey has begun...

  • Renato November 30, 2010 11:34 pm

    I love the fantasy art grunge effect of HDR pictures. I do not have much interest in light HDR. I like being transferred to impossible and fantastic places, through these sensational images.

  • Cheryl November 30, 2010 11:33 pm

    I love the beautiful balance of light and shadow that HDR produces. I would love to learn more!

  • Matt November 30, 2010 11:33 pm

    HDR is like visual candy! Its like seeing something again for the first time.

  • Jon Meinking November 30, 2010 11:33 pm

    Being relatively new to the photography industry, I've only learnt a little about this exciting format. HDR is not all too popular here yet in South Africa, but I'd love to have the skills and knowledge to be able to create such awesome pics, such as Mr Ratcliff's!

  • Guillaume November 30, 2010 11:32 pm

    After trying to do some "highly colored" kind HDR, I now prefer those natural looking HDR pictures: the ones that just looks like "perfectly exposed everywhere" photos !
    That's why I love HDR .. and tough Trey's work ;)

    Thanks for this incredible source of knowledge BTW: I'm reading lots of articles and learning tons of things !

  • Scott November 30, 2010 11:27 pm

    I love HDR photography because of the huge amount of control it gives me over the finished image. I can make it look as close to the real thing as I like, or as 'Alice in Wonderland' as the mood takes me, or anywhere in between.

  • Zach November 30, 2010 11:26 pm

    HDR, when done well, = WOW! I've been interested in HDR since I became aware of it, but I haven't done much with it due to lack of instruction...this video would be a perfect starting point!!!

  • Magda Kintzing November 30, 2010 11:13 pm

    What a great opportunity to learn directly from the expert. I am ready!

  • Sue November 30, 2010 11:11 pm

    My love of HDR work stems from turning a good photo in an eye catching great one!! What is more fun then to really be able to transform your art into a masterpiece ????

  • Jennifer G. November 30, 2010 11:10 pm

    Im really Lovin HDR photography lately thanks to you and your wonderful posts and the dynamic color range & sometimes etheral moodiness it can bring out. Merci!

  • Lou Raimondi November 30, 2010 11:06 pm

    I love HDR because it takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary. I often shoot in workshops or with my camera club. You will have 15 people with the same shot, but HDR separates you from the pack. I've love to learn more about it.

  • chuck November 30, 2010 11:04 pm

    Still new to making HDR photos I have enjoyed Trey's website for over a year now, if you have not been there yet I highly recommend it.

  • Evan Gearing November 30, 2010 11:04 pm

    Love Trey's work and he really inspired me with HDR photography. I think knowing his process would help me advance my craft! Thanks for the contest!

  • Roman November 30, 2010 11:03 pm

    I haven't done any HDR yet, but I love the way you can emphasize the mood of a photo.

  • Evan Gearing November 30, 2010 11:03 pm

    Love Trey's work and he really inspired me with HDR photography. I think knowing his process would help me advance my craft! Thanks for the contest!

  • Charles November 30, 2010 10:59 pm

    Love Trey's work and I've been following him daily for more than 3 years now. He has pushed me in getting better in photography, not only in HDR but in all of it's aspects.
    Hope I win !

  • Heidi November 30, 2010 10:57 pm

    I just love the color and detail the HDR brings out. This is one of the many things I still need to learn as a new photographer!

  • jim bongiovanni November 30, 2010 10:57 pm

    HDR is awesome, and trey's HDR is the best. He sets the standard high and does great work.

  • jim bongiovanni November 30, 2010 10:56 pm

    HDR is awesome, and trey's HDR is the best. He sets the standard high and does great work.

  • Mario Raffin November 30, 2010 10:54 pm

    HDR is the most important step in photography after its invention. HDR has a strong scientific foundation in the physiology of vision and when an HDR image is well done, it achieves a great realism.

  • David Dotson November 30, 2010 10:52 pm

    HDR has reinvigorated my landscape photography. Now I can capture on paper (and on screen) what I see and even how I feel when the photograph is taken.

  • And November 30, 2010 10:50 pm

    let's see what happens

  • Trake November 30, 2010 10:47 pm

    I like HDR because it makes images pop and when people look at a printed HDR image they always do a double take.

  • Paul November 30, 2010 10:44 pm

    I hate HDR. I am very bad at it and I don't know what I am doing wrong. Period. I would love to get the images I see here and elsewhere on the internet, but mine look nothing like the others. This tutorial would go a long way to changing my mind about HDR. Cheers, Paul.

  • Chuck November 30, 2010 10:39 pm

    Love, love, love HDR photography! It allows me to capture the world as I see it. I've been following Trey for several years now and has been a big inspiration to my photography.

  • Jeff Egan November 30, 2010 10:34 pm

    In 1980 I had the privilege to spend some time with Ansel Adams at his home learning to implement the Zone System in my black and white photography. Now in 2010 I feel Trey is to color photography what Ansel was to B&W photography. I would like to take Trey's course in HDR to expand my skills and artistic capabilities.

  • Jeff Egan November 30, 2010 10:32 pm

    In 1980 I had the privilege to spend some time with Ansel Adams at his home learning to implement the Zone System in my black and white photography. Now in 2010 I feel Trey is to color photography what Ansel was to B&W photography. I would like to take Trey's course in HDR to expand my skills and artistic capabilities.

  • Ariana Murphy November 30, 2010 10:31 pm

    I love the visual impact of HDR. When it's done really well, like these examples posted from the tutuorial, it is WOW! I've been dabbling in it, but I believe my nature and landscape photography would really pop if I knew what I was doing. I sure hope I win!

  • Steve H November 30, 2010 10:29 pm

    Stuck in customs is an excellent site for images, technique and tips. fingers crossed for the draw!

  • Darren Williams November 30, 2010 10:29 pm

    I love HDR photography because, it is a joint expression of what you do with your camera, and your creativity, and how i see my scene and replicate it onto a picture, is different and unique from what anyone else would do or can create , it's a type of expression that cannot be copied (unless you know exactly what the person did) and that's really something not likely to happen and it says alot about the person's visual eye and creativity .

  • huvulu November 30, 2010 10:29 pm

    Since my first attempts at HDR-photography look veeery crappy, I think I really need to watch those tutorials!

  • Paul Rebmann November 30, 2010 10:22 pm

    I love how HDR can 'punch up' a photo. I have a lot to learn about it though, so the tutorial would be handy.

  • angie briggs November 30, 2010 10:22 pm

    I LOVE the colors in HDR photography!

  • John November 30, 2010 10:13 pm

    I love HDR as it enhances our view of the world

  • John November 30, 2010 10:12 pm

    I love HDR as it enhances our view of the world

  • Marlon Villegas Briones November 30, 2010 10:11 pm

    just love how the photos expresses itself with so much clarity and boldness of expression....i know not all shots meant to be HDR but it select itself. I usually prepare for an HDR opportunity every photo walk I make. I feel HDR has its own life HDR is a culture.

  • Scott Kiser November 30, 2010 09:54 pm

    I love HDR when done really well, but wish I was better at it.

  • Kim November 30, 2010 09:53 pm

    I love the creativity that HDR brings to the world of photography but I'm yet to attempt it as I don't have the necessary skills & knowledge.

  • Steve Douglas November 30, 2010 09:37 pm

    HDR rocks! I'm lovin it more than McD's.

  • Betrenia November 30, 2010 09:31 pm

    Great photo's there amazing here is some of mine and some things being programs that has helped me out .

    mush to your success

  • Austin Deveau November 30, 2010 09:27 pm

    Love the pictures, have not tried it but would like to.

  • christie November 30, 2010 09:22 pm

    HDR adds dimension, depth, and interest to an image and provides one the ability to transform photography into works of art.

  • Daniel Pedley November 30, 2010 09:22 pm

    It's like chocolate for the eyes.

  • christie November 30, 2010 09:20 pm

    HDR adds dimension, depth, and interest to an image and provides one the ability to transform photography into works of art.

  • Barry Carnell November 30, 2010 09:11 pm

    HDR is something that bring the visual expression of ART back to post production in photography, taking a well balanced picture and turning it into something very "stand out" from the rest.

  • Dusty November 30, 2010 09:00 pm

    I love HDR because it creates such a dramatic image out of an everyday scene. Add me to the contest please :)

  • Gama Harjono November 30, 2010 08:54 pm

    Love HDR, provided used sparingly, as it details out those dark areas.

    The techniques are most useful when weather is not permitting to produce decent normal shots.

    : )

  • Felix November 30, 2010 08:53 pm

    Okay…love his photos…Hope I'll win :D

    Cya

  • Joe Barranco November 30, 2010 08:51 pm

    I love HDR because of the great colors and great light that you can see.

  • Zakaria November 30, 2010 08:39 pm

    HDR looks awesome and gives varied results. Sometimes just to bring in detail. Sometimes to take a scene to the surreal. Love the capability it offers.

  • Guillaume November 30, 2010 08:37 pm

    HDR is the future of photography. However currently most of people using HDR over exposed their picture and the result is unrealistic.

  • Chuck Mitchell November 30, 2010 08:34 pm

    Trey is great!!! Leader in HDR!!!

  • nikki November 30, 2010 08:33 pm

    I have always been facinated by HDR photography... but have always been intimidated by the process. I'd love to learn how to do it correctly and apply it to my landscape shots :)

  • Harbeer November 30, 2010 08:27 pm

    If Ansel Adams were alive today he would have liked shaking hands with Trey Ratcliff. I love HDR as it can make the difference between photography and Photo"art". The surreal element which makes ones eyes stick onto a picture can only be achieved by the HDR process. An HDR image is always created and never clicked. You have got to be a romantic at heart to create a good HDR.

  • Patrick Fust November 30, 2010 08:27 pm

    I like HDR, but I really need to improve my skills :-)

    Best regards,
    Patrick

  • nikki November 30, 2010 08:20 pm

    I have always been facinated by HDR photography... but have always been intimidated my the process. I'd love to learn how to do it correctly and apply it to my landscape shots :)

  • nikki November 30, 2010 08:17 pm

    I have always been facinated with properly done HDR, but have felt intimidated by the process. I'd love to learn how to do it correctly :)

  • Hease November 30, 2010 08:01 pm

    I love using HDR for the right shot, I'd love to learn more to figure out how to do it right!

  • Will Chao November 30, 2010 07:55 pm

    lol plenty of comments

    count me in

  • Pete November 30, 2010 07:49 pm

    I love the detail that HDR give to landscapes.

  • Pete November 30, 2010 07:47 pm

    I love the detail that HDR gives you in twilight landscapes.

  • Adriana H.G. November 30, 2010 07:46 pm

    I love HDR photography because it gives the images an almost "magical" look, like the scene we're seeing was taken out of a fantasy story. So beautiful.

  • Tim November 30, 2010 07:45 pm

    HDR allows you to take an ordinary image and make it pop out of the screen (or canvas) with the feeling of an extra dimension.

  • Tim November 30, 2010 07:44 pm

    HDR allows you to take an ordinary image and make it pop out of the screen (or canvas) with the feeling of an extra dimension.

  • Ryan Wyckoff November 30, 2010 07:38 pm

    I really enjoy HDR photography. The colors, the tones, and the overall effects turn an ordinary picture into a work of art. I also like that there are so many differnt feels you can add to a photo based on what the photographer feels. I am a big fan of Trey, his work is outstanding and very inspiring.

  • Dario November 30, 2010 07:29 pm

    What's HDR? Seriously, Trey's site fails to explain it in one comprehensible sentence. For newbies like me it seriously reduces the chances of learning how to do this... or buying his DVD.

    Now, if people have to leave a comment explaining why they love HDR so much, this means that they already have some knowledge of what it is. IMHO it would be a waste to give a DVD (or three) to the person who already has HDR mastered to the point that they love it, and so leave a comment explaining WHY they love it.

    Best,
    Dario

    ...seriously... anyone?

  • Dan November 30, 2010 07:28 pm

    I love HDR because it reminds me of adding spices/seasonings to food: you already have an amazing base with a well taken photograph; HDR brings out additional flavors in a truly noticeable way.

  • Daniel November 30, 2010 07:20 pm

    HDR photography is just amazing. I would love to learn something from Trey.

  • An November 30, 2010 07:15 pm

    the colors in hdr are so vibrant. captures precious moments in a way we can cherish that leaves nothing for want.

  • Felipe November 30, 2010 07:12 pm

    I love the realistic type of HDR photography because it allows me to more closely reproduce the image I see with my eyes that would otherwise would be nearly impossible with conventional methods. As a huge fan of Trey's work and devout student of the DPS site, this would be the perfect thing to improve my HDR skills.

  • Joe November 30, 2010 06:42 pm

    I love HDR photography because it brings out the colors in images, makes them look all around better, and with Trey's help, anyone can do it.

  • Graeme Shiplee November 30, 2010 06:42 pm

    HDR doesn't work for everything and can be overdone but, used sympathetically, it can add an extra dimension to an image. I love the effect in the 3rd image of the trees and it works well, giving an oldy world effect, on the Christmas scene

  • Bruno November 30, 2010 06:40 pm

    I think HDR is the new photography, just a matter of time and all shots will be HDR.
    Plus, Trey is a master, and not only of HDR, but in composition as well!

  • steven November 30, 2010 06:38 pm

    HDR can give photographs a painterly dimension. HDR can also over-process photos and make them look as artificial as paint-on-velvet. I learned to take my time and not just mush 3 or 5 exposures together. With practice and critique, we can create beautiful images with HDR, and when it comes out right it can be breathtaking.

  • Jeff November 30, 2010 06:38 pm

    I love HDR, because it can en-chance my pictures sometimes. And I love it because I really want to win!

  • Kirsty Witko November 30, 2010 06:36 pm

    I love HDR. I'm only just starting out to experiment with it in my photography but loving the outcomes. Trey’s work is amazing and really inspiring.

  • Whisper November 30, 2010 06:36 pm

    HDR photography really brings out the theatricality of a picture!

  • Max November 30, 2010 06:36 pm

    I think it's two-fold, it both allows me to render an image as I experienced it when making it as well as allowing for some very interesting creative freedom with tweaking the effects.

  • Darrin Howells November 30, 2010 06:33 pm

    I LOVE Trey's HDR. His Taj pic has been my desktop background for months. I have others of his waiting to get their chance to be on my desktop, but I don't have the will to remove the Taj picture!

  • Jose November 30, 2010 06:32 pm

    I love HDR because, if done correctly, it mimics how you see things with your own eyes.

  • Dayton November 30, 2010 06:31 pm

    I really like the look of old buildings in HDR photos. It brings out the detail in the dirt and grime on the walls to make them look really old.

  • Mjgholland November 30, 2010 06:25 pm

    I like photography because to do it really well requires a combination technical (and geeky) know-how with gear vision and artistic flare. HDR emphasises both of these and so photography even further into what I enjoy.

  • Stan November 30, 2010 06:24 pm

    Please enter me. I love HDR because I've never tried it. Looks fun and I would love to learn.

  • JZantua November 30, 2010 06:19 pm

    i,d love to show colors otherwise not caught in a single shot.

  • vijay raghavan November 30, 2010 06:16 pm

    i like HDR as one can bring more realistic images using it ... and can take it
    extremes also to create an artistic photo..
    for compact cameras , HDR is a good technique to get great realistic photos..

  • vijay raghavan November 30, 2010 06:14 pm

    i like HDR because one can create more realistic images without losing details in tough
    lighting conditions..
    it is specially useful for compact cameras which don't have RAW...
    but even with RAW ,it is very useful ...

  • Kevin LeRoy November 30, 2010 06:06 pm

    I love HDR because it brings layers and layers of the ART back to photography :)

  • Beezer333 November 30, 2010 06:05 pm

    Why? Because it is cool.... it's as if it's surreal... as if you can touch it..... I HOPE I WIN!

  • Farid November 30, 2010 06:02 pm

    I love HDR photography because iTISREALLYAWESOME (just like DPS) :)

  • Scott O. November 30, 2010 06:02 pm

    The ability to see into the shadows!

  • Rich November 30, 2010 05:59 pm

    I remember stumbling upon Stuck in Customs 4 or 5 years ago and being blows away by the pics...

  • Rich November 30, 2010 05:59 pm

    I remember stumbling upon Stuck in Customs 4 or 5 years ago and being blows away by the pics...

  • Brad Denny November 30, 2010 05:53 pm

    I love HDR because it really bring a new depth of reality to photography, you get more of how the eye sees an image.

  • Robert Cullen November 30, 2010 05:49 pm

    Trey Ratcliff’s HDRs are exceptional! Now I have tried HDR I know that colours can 'sing' and I would like to achieve similar great results.

  • Sasha Knight November 30, 2010 05:46 pm

    I've enjoyed learning about HDR through Trey for a while. To the winners, enjoy your tutorial!

  • Sasha Knight November 30, 2010 05:46 pm

    I've enjoyed learning about HDR through Trey for a while. To the winners, enjoy your tutorial!

  • Paul November 30, 2010 05:42 pm

    I really love the surreal look of HDR photography. The colors jump off the page!

  • Kremena November 30, 2010 05:42 pm

    I am new to HDR photography, but already amazed by it, it looks so real and full of detail!! This is something totally different!

  • Kremena November 30, 2010 05:41 pm

    I am new to HDR photography, but already amazed by it, it looks so real and full of detail!! This is something totally different!

  • Andrew Boyd November 30, 2010 05:33 pm

    I love HDR because it can transform ordinary images into extraordinary pieces of art.

  • Henrik Sundholm November 30, 2010 05:33 pm

    Well, of course I'd like a copy!

  • Andrew Boyd November 30, 2010 05:33 pm

    I love HDR because it can transform ordinary images into extraordinary pieces of art.

  • Michelle Hires November 30, 2010 05:29 pm

    Seriously, who DOESN'T love HDR. It's something I still have to learn but this would definitely be a leap in the right direction for me!

  • Mohamed Hany November 30, 2010 05:25 pm

    It's like you grabbed a chair and took a spot in the place where the photo was taken. It allows you to live the scene and not only watch it

  • Mike November 30, 2010 05:24 pm

    Oh wow, excellent! I've loved HDR since I first saw it and tried following Trey's online tutorial. I even followed his advice and bought LucisArt, but still have never been able to achieve the quality of work that he can.

    Please send me a copy!

  • rufus November 30, 2010 05:23 pm

    photograhy has two demensions: monochrome and colored. When Trey adds HDR. HDR becomes the third.

  • Aus November 30, 2010 05:18 pm

    Quite simply, I love HDR because it's the closest representation of how I actually remember seeing it.

  • Vctor Del Vecchio November 30, 2010 05:10 pm

    Your shots are unbelievable.I want u to teach me how to do it.

  • Eric Torie November 30, 2010 05:09 pm

    I love HDR because it allows me to create art out of the world around me. It makes it possible to bring out the texture, color, and depth that we see with our eyes and in our minds and share our vision of a scene with others.

  • Andy Gee November 30, 2010 05:05 pm

    HDR sets your photos apart from the norm. Intense, dynamic, vibrant, and fantasy are just a few words that people use to describe HDR photos.

  • Brandon Watts November 30, 2010 05:05 pm

    Hope to win :)

  • Josh November 30, 2010 05:02 pm

    It's Beautiful!

  • Doug Pruden November 30, 2010 05:01 pm

    I like the extra dimension of depth that HDR allows as well as the variety of presentation styles available to the photographer. I have always liked the cartoony type of effect when applied to the appropriate image, but I also like the realized depth it can provide in a more subtly processed image.

  • Doug Pruden November 30, 2010 05:00 pm

    I like the extra dimension of depth that HDR allows as well as the variety of presentation styles available to the photographer. I have always liked the cartoony type of effect when applied to the appropriate image, but I also like the realized depth it can provide in a more subtly processed image.

  • Lorbie November 30, 2010 04:55 pm

    I love to make HDR photos because it makes
    the colors vibrant and alive. images are 3-D like.

  • ccmonty November 30, 2010 04:54 pm

    I love HDR because I can use it to make images that are closer to what I see, more so than a single exposure.

  • Shanna November 30, 2010 04:54 pm

    I just love the way the the whole photo just "pops" with HDR!

  • Ernie Dinkel November 30, 2010 04:51 pm

    Just discovered HDR through Trey.
    Simply amazing!

  • James N. November 30, 2010 04:50 pm

    I'll love this!

  • Craig Stevens November 30, 2010 04:47 pm

    I am just starting to get into HDR photography. I find if fascinating and really enjoy all the detail coming through

  • John November 30, 2010 04:45 pm

    Really like to try this. Some stunning examples and sure to impress the kids! :-)

  • Christian November 30, 2010 04:42 pm

    HDR is eye candy. Why would you not like it? Unless you are not into candy, but that would just be silly.

  • Shawn November 30, 2010 04:40 pm

    I haven't gotten a chance to really dabble in HDR yet, that's why I am here, hope to learn soon! ;)

  • Pamela Smith at The Welkin Studio November 30, 2010 04:39 pm

    I've tried HDR a few times, but must say that I've failed miserably. I'm in utter awe at the beauty that can be showcased through this method. I have a few colleagues who have done amazing work, and I'd love to know the secrets to doing it right -- and well! The depth of field is stunning, the light is captivating, and the colors are magnificent. All in all, HDR is just breathtaking. :)

  • Mike November 30, 2010 04:38 pm

    Love how HDR can give a better representation of what the eye is actually seeing.

  • Ron Nelson November 30, 2010 04:36 pm

    I like HDR because it lets you infuse color images with some of the artistry that seemed to be reserved for black and white images.

  • Scott F November 30, 2010 04:34 pm

    I like HDR because it's another tool to express your creative vision.

  • Dominic Scaife November 30, 2010 04:33 pm

    HDR makes the previously impossible possible.

    Creativity is unleashed, so there's less worrying about light, more focus on composition and story.

    Specific example, now using portals such as door's and windows as beautiful frames for your shots is easy!

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  • Anirban Sen November 30, 2010 04:32 pm

    I prefer HDR because of the rich dues and depth of color that can be enjoyed. The impact it conveys to the senses is simply breathtaking!

  • Howard Hoffman November 30, 2010 04:30 pm

    Photographing the world, the way you see the world.

  • Wayne You November 30, 2010 04:27 pm

    I was inspired by Trey's images when I first saw it. I had never seen something like that before. All the details, highlight and shadows are now shown in the photo which make it more powerful than usual. I then followed Trey's tutorials to start learning it and had some success so far.

  • Dan Nelson November 30, 2010 04:24 pm

    HDR helps you see it all!

  • Dan Nelson November 30, 2010 04:22 pm

    HDR helps you see it all!

  • Jim November 30, 2010 04:21 pm

    I like HDR photography because it makes me feel like I am looking at real life but enhanced. Super reality.

  • merlyn9 November 30, 2010 04:18 pm

    I'm loving my experimentation with HDR as I feel it can provide a more complete image representation of what was truly witnessed at the time of image capture. And having traveled the Globe, can enhance memories and the experience when shared with others.

  • Gary November 30, 2010 04:18 pm

    I love the colors of an HDR photo. :)

  • Gary November 30, 2010 04:17 pm

    I love the colors of an HDR photo. :)

  • Jo November 30, 2010 04:16 pm

    I started hearing a lot about HDR a couple of months back but I don't know how to do it. But every time I look at HDR photos, my response is simply, "wow! that's beautiful". So hopefully if I get to win this, it will kick start my knowledge on how to start taking HDR photos.

  • Becky November 30, 2010 04:13 pm

    I love HDR because it allows me to see details which I don't see with my eyes. Since a traumatic brain injury, my vision has been impacted. I miss seeing the shades of color and details in nature....HDR allows me to see them again, plus more!

  • Stephanie November 30, 2010 04:13 pm

    I love HDR photography because it takes the pieces out of every individual photo and meshes it into a completely different image even though its the exact same composition. The sum if the pieces tell a completely different story!!

  • Eyebright November 30, 2010 04:13 pm

    I really love HDR photography because of the beautiful way it is so sharp, and clear, and excitingly full of color and fantasy, yet still so believable and lovely! I love HDR photography because often times it looks like it could be an illusion, but it fills the heart with inspiration because something that stunning really does exist and it can be captured on camera.

  • Jeff November 30, 2010 04:12 pm

    I like HDR because it allows us to create images with more dynamic range than what we are physically able to see. I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where the norm was HDR? would we then post-process sometimes for low dynamic range??

  • Paavani November 30, 2010 04:12 pm

    I love HDR because it take me inside the image!

  • jeremy November 30, 2010 04:12 pm

    I love HDR because of the way the striking colors bring out the life in the images.

  • Paavani November 30, 2010 04:11 pm

    I love HDR because it take me inside the image!

  • Daniel Ng November 30, 2010 04:10 pm

    Cool, haven't tried HDR yet, but been meaning to give it a go. thanks heaps!

  • Scott November 30, 2010 04:09 pm

    HDR finally lets us see images in print the way our eyes see the scene.

  • Dara November 30, 2010 04:08 pm

    I love HDR, because it brings new style to photography. It helps you see another side of the photo you have never seen before.

  • ben November 30, 2010 04:08 pm

    I just adore Trey's work. He is such an inspiration and a great photographer/artist.

  • david November 30, 2010 04:08 pm

    I love HDR and the amount of detail it can create!!

  • Gregg November 30, 2010 04:07 pm

    I have yet to do any "real" HDR photography, but I do love to play with the Advanced Tone Mapping plug-in for GIMP.

    One of the things I like about HDR is the "larger than life" images that can result. I also love how you can bring out the shadow details, and retain the color in the brighter areas - which is close to how your eye sees things, even if the saturation tends to be a little high.

  • laura lok November 30, 2010 04:07 pm

    I love trey's work and want to be able to duplicate it. HDR is a great way to bring to life what we see in person with a more dimentional feel on a screen or in print.

  • Moses November 30, 2010 04:05 pm

    I love HDR photography because of it's potential to make ordinary everyday scenes look vibrant and surreal.

  • duck November 30, 2010 04:03 pm

    i like HDR because the color pops

  • Michael November 30, 2010 03:59 pm

    I've been following Trey's work for quite sometime now and would love to get a hold of this DVD. I really enjoy the post involved in getting an HDR just right.

  • Michael November 30, 2010 03:58 pm

    I've been following Trey's work for quite sometime now and would love to get a hold of this DVD. I really enjoy the post involved in getting an HDR just right.

  • Gilberto November 30, 2010 03:56 pm

    HDR inspires ...

  • ying November 30, 2010 03:52 pm

    HDR gives life to pictures beyond life itself.

  • Tyler Thompson November 30, 2010 03:52 pm

    HDR really brings the great places of the world to the viewer in vibrant color and detail and it does not get any better than the photos from Stuck in Customs.

  • Lane November 30, 2010 03:50 pm

    I love using HDR as an additional form of artistic expression in my photography...landscapes and street scenes especially!

  • Madhu November 30, 2010 03:49 pm

    Love the way HDR photos show the details in high and low light regions! Trey's tutorial has helped me in my photography a lot!

  • Adrian Miller November 30, 2010 03:41 pm

    I have experimented a bit with HDR, and love looking at the professional photos. Hopefully i win and can too learn how to take such awesome shots

  • aneeskA November 30, 2010 03:31 pm

    Even though my home town is so beautiful, no substantial work has been done by any to capture it. The only way to reach them out to the world is through HDR. Thats what makes me learn and do HDR.

  • Ray November 30, 2010 03:30 pm

    I love the look of HDR. I have been doing HDR composites lately and would love to learn new techniques which could further my experience in HDR.

  • -bwg November 30, 2010 03:26 pm

    Why do I love HDR photography? The cool effects, of course.

  • Noel Situ November 30, 2010 03:17 pm

    I love HDR because it allows me to not only capture the full range of light available at a location but also allows me to see a scene with light that I couldn't possibily see without it!

  • Carl Baccus November 30, 2010 03:06 pm

    I love HDR photography, because it allows me to tweak something normal into something abstract like I can only do with painting or HDR. I love the different effects, but especially those that are surreal looking.

  • Carl Baccus November 30, 2010 03:05 pm

    I love HDR photography, because it allows me to tweak something normal into something abstract like I can only do with painting or HDR. I love the different effects, but especially those that are surreal looking.

  • Hanuman November 30, 2010 02:59 pm

    I love HDR as its a great first step into Post Processing

  • Damian November 30, 2010 02:43 pm

    HDR is just amazingly expressive, from Seussian to beautiful depth and detail.

  • Fiona November 30, 2010 02:36 pm

    I love HDR cause It makes photos more closer to perfection!

  • Ron November 30, 2010 02:20 pm

    I have only recently become aware of HDR as a result of the iPhone4. Stunning results.

  • Mike Anderson November 30, 2010 02:19 pm

    I'm still a little new to High Dynamic Range photography, but the reason I love HDR is because it feels more immersive.

  • Ron November 30, 2010 02:19 pm

    I have only recently become aware of HDR as a result of the iPhone4. Stunning results.

  • Mark Shadle November 30, 2010 02:18 pm

    HDR is such a niche art form that requires that one must love post production as much as shooting. A true thinking "person's" art!

  • Steve Marcum PT November 30, 2010 02:17 pm

    Why I would love to have the HDR. Simply because sometimes taken individually each picture plays a chord just as in music. But sometimes with HDR you are able to play the whole song.

  • Mike Anderson November 30, 2010 02:17 pm

    I'm still in the learning stages of HDR, but the reason I love HDR photography because it feels more immersive.

  • Juliano Serra November 30, 2010 02:12 pm

    I think HDR , besides artistic qualities, can bring to photography the way we really see, with an extended range of contrast, so creating a really natural view in more realistic images

  • Nancie November 30, 2010 02:10 pm

    HDR adds an entirely new dimension to photography!

  • Stephen green November 30, 2010 02:07 pm

    I think HDR images are a fantastic way of giving insight into how the naked eye actually views the world and for Trey to have been able to ' see ' from his perspective and develop it into such a user-friendly tool is a wonderful benchmark in modern photography for all of us to enjoy .

  • ME November 30, 2010 02:07 pm

    I came across Trey's site about a year ago and have been hooked ever since. I have yet purchase any of his HDR tutorials but am keeping my fingers crossed for a copy during your giveaway!

  • Mike November 30, 2010 02:03 pm

    I love HDR for difficult lighting conditions. It makes images pop that would otherwise be dull.

  • James Yuen November 30, 2010 02:00 pm

    I would love to learn how to do better in HDR.

  • Sean November 30, 2010 01:55 pm

    I like HDR since it mimics the human eye.

  • Zulfi November 30, 2010 01:52 pm

    I exteremly love HDR images coz it amplifies the tones and the colours which significantly orthopthist potray the story of the images..

  • Victor November 30, 2010 01:52 pm

    Ohh the clear and beautiful life.

  • Michael November 30, 2010 01:50 pm

    HDR gives me another way to present my vision -- it rocks.

  • Travis;-P November 30, 2010 01:49 pm

    I use HDR to relate what I want the viewer to see. HDR makes my images really pop with reality....but I could always improve. That is why I need this tutorial.

  • Shopro November 30, 2010 01:47 pm

    I love HDR because it brings the world of shadows and highlights to life.

  • Jeff Harris November 30, 2010 01:45 pm

    I'm just getting started with HDR. This would be a huge jumpstart for me.

  • Rick Austin November 30, 2010 01:41 pm

    Love the look especially when not really noticed. Looking forward to increasing my knowledge with auto photography using HDR. Good stuff!!!

  • Dana November 30, 2010 01:36 pm

    I love HDR because it adds new techniques and new angles to an already endless and beautiful form of art.

  • Marianne Bush November 30, 2010 01:30 pm

    HDR (and Trey) have opened a new world in photography - so much fun to play with and, when done right, so wonderful. For some reason, I used to get it right but now seem to have lost the touch. Hopefully, it'll come back. The inspiration is definitely out there.

  • cesar salagaray November 30, 2010 01:26 pm

    Because I con do it better than him, just want to know were is he wrong....

  • oliverignacio November 30, 2010 01:26 pm

    I love HDR because when done right, it will have an explosion of details from foreground to background

  • Noeil November 30, 2010 01:20 pm

    I have loved HDR from the moment I first saw it! :) It brings out colors that I didn't even know existed! :)

  • Romlet D. Sarmiento November 30, 2010 01:18 pm

    I love HDR Photography because I believe it brings pictures to life. It's eye candy for all types of people to enjoy, and it gives a place...people..or things..a dynamic, dreamy visual experience! :)

    Cheers!

  • Leahbell November 30, 2010 01:12 pm

    I have loved trying HDR techiniques on my landscape photos and would love to work with HDR on my other photos!!!

  • Brian Macpherson November 30, 2010 12:58 pm

    I'm a noob to photography in general, the reason for it was I happened to come across Trey's work online, April this year I got my first DSLR and just can't put it down, I have Photmatix and Photoshop elements, this would be the ideal compliment to the collection, perhaps teach me how to use them, as far as HDR photography goes, Trey is god.

  • Scott Hanks November 30, 2010 12:47 pm

    HDR records images as my eyes see them, and allows me to share my experiences as they are in my memories.

  • Min Thu November 30, 2010 12:43 pm

    I like Trey's work. I have been doing HDR photography.

  • Brad bransford November 30, 2010 12:39 pm

    Hdr let's us see the world in a whole new light! I love it

  • Daniel November 30, 2010 12:36 pm

    HDR provides a new level of capability of the photographer, it adds to our creative latitude and enables us to create an even more diverse range of art.

  • Dorothy St.Claire November 30, 2010 12:33 pm

    I love HDR because it is simply magical.

  • Gerry November 30, 2010 12:32 pm

    I love that you can see everything on the picture. The clarity in the highlights and in the shadows are just awesome.

  • Randal Jaffe November 30, 2010 12:30 pm

    I have followed his work for quite a while.

  • Danny November 30, 2010 12:22 pm

    I am new to HDR photography and would love to learn more about it and how to take these amazing pictures. The things I like the most about this technique is the color saturation and the artistic looks you can create with it. Great technique to try out for beginners I think!

  • Justin Woodward November 30, 2010 12:13 pm

    I love HDR because of its ability to show so much more detail than normal photos. I especially love Trey's way of seeing. He has such a unique eye.

  • JayArr November 30, 2010 12:12 pm

    In HDR, you can make the shot realistically.

  • Justin Woodward November 30, 2010 12:11 pm

    I love HDR because of its ability to take a photo that might just be a throw away, and make it shine.

  • lblake November 30, 2010 12:10 pm

    so amazing!

  • rosario velazquez November 30, 2010 12:07 pm

    I love the images. Congratulations.

  • Mike Stillwell November 30, 2010 12:03 pm

    i've been fan of trey's work since i first saw any of it. finally a way to get the colors right and keep all the detail.

  • Jordan Van de Vorst November 30, 2010 12:00 pm

    HDR on Metallic Paper - Enough said!!!

  • Troy B November 30, 2010 11:49 am

    I have loved HDR since I discovered Photomatix. With this DVD, maybe I can actually get good at it :-)

  • Randy Settle November 30, 2010 11:48 am

    Love HDR, hope to win and learn more.

  • spacey November 30, 2010 11:44 am

    Will try to learn more HDR skills in the near future cos they look fabulous in some circumstances.

  • Adam November 30, 2010 11:44 am

    I love HDR because allows me to capture the images the way I remember them in my head!

  • Ekin November 30, 2010 11:42 am

    I like HDR when it's done right, and Trey is one of those gifted people who knows how to do it right.

  • piconet November 30, 2010 11:41 am

    I really interesting to shoot HDR and learning how to......
    Also very pleasant to see HDR photos.....

  • Iza November 30, 2010 11:39 am

    I appreciate HDR and often use it because it helps to decrease the contract between bright highlights and shadowy areas in bad light situations, as well it helps to show the details in man-made objects, like many architecture and machines. It also saturates the colors, and sometimes it is a pleasing effect.

  • Marlon November 30, 2010 11:35 am

    HDR takes your photography to the next new level!

  • liz Douglas November 30, 2010 11:33 am

    This is great! I went back to school for a degree in photography after seeing a link on this sight. In my computer class I got an A after doing a power point presentation on Trey and Stuck in Customs. I would love to learn it

  • Tony November 30, 2010 11:33 am

    HDR portrays an image in such a beautiful and ethereal way, I love it!

  • britta November 30, 2010 11:31 am

    I like the surreal, picture-book look of HDR, but I've never done it myself. Learning HDR is one of my 2011 resolutions.

  • jamie November 30, 2010 11:29 am

    HDR has always facinated (sp) me. It has that one of a kind look to it that makes the photo reach out. I just got a new Nikon D300s and with the fast 7fps I think it will help. Always looking for new and exciting ways to express my photos and HDR just might be it.

  • ariel reyes November 30, 2010 11:27 am

    Wow this is great! Trey Ratcliff HDR video tutorials.... a give away? well I become interested in HDR when i saw some of trey's amazing works in the internet before this i know nothing about HDR. Practically Trey is my idol in the world of HDRs.

  • Saundra McBride November 30, 2010 11:26 am

    I love HDR for many reasons. As an artist I really appreciate the color, the play of light and how the images look almost alive, they draw you in. It gives the person looking at the image a real experience. As a photographer being able to give my clients that "wow" factor would be an amazing gift.

  • Scott November 30, 2010 11:18 am

    I have been following Trey for few years for now. He's the reason why I do HDR photography and Loving it!

  • Johan November 30, 2010 11:15 am

    I really enjoy HDR because it enables me to capture so much more detail at both end of the spectrum. It's also really neat that you can process it it so many ways to create anything from amazingly rich and vibrant but still realistic images to very artistic and creative images.

  • Maureen Denny November 30, 2010 11:13 am

    So much to learn... looks like a good new direction to take.

  • Brandon Schroll November 30, 2010 11:12 am

    I think HDR photography produces a very artistic display. I enjoy trying my hand at HDR but would love some help from Trey.

  • yon November 30, 2010 11:12 am

    Yay! Love that..

  • Brett November 30, 2010 11:08 am

    I love HDR because it allows me to look at the world and think, yes I can get that shot.

  • Zac Edens November 30, 2010 11:00 am

    oh and a random thought, what do you think of the new http://www.red.com/products/epic coming out? Full HDR video/still photography right there in the camera?

  • Patrick Cooke November 30, 2010 10:55 am

    I love how HDR allows me to walk the line between reality and surreality. So much creative control!!!

  • Zac Edens November 30, 2010 10:54 am

    Big fan of HDR, i've been trying it for awhile and would love the full tutorial! thanks

  • Kellie November 30, 2010 10:51 am

    HDR lets you capture in photography what you would see with your imagination.

  • allen furst November 30, 2010 10:51 am

    I like HDR because of my eyes.

  • Ross November 30, 2010 10:47 am

    Love DPS and Trey ... awesome combo!

  • Ghislain November 30, 2010 10:38 am

    I love HDR to bring textures to a new level on a photo - and I often run the result through photoshop to only keep the HDR 'parts' of the photo that really need this texture improvement.

  • Ervin ONeal November 30, 2010 10:37 am

    I love when HDR is used in a subtle way where the viewer isn't 100% sure that HDR was used to make the photo pop. As an amateur photographer, the combination of shooting in RAW and processing with HDR can really let you enjoy taking photos on vacation or at special occasions without stressing a lot over every camera setting. Now I just need to learn more about all the setting in Photomatix.

  • Matt November 30, 2010 10:32 am

    I love HDR photography for the surreal qualities of the images, and for the pleasant disconnection from reality that it brings.

  • Bill C November 30, 2010 10:29 am

    I just love the vibrance and saturation that's possible with HDR that I can't quite get with my in-camera skills yet!

  • Gregory Tran November 30, 2010 10:29 am

    ooo this is an awesome one!

    i love hdr bc it lets me take photos from angles and conditions which aren't otherwise possible!

  • Jurgen T. Estanislao November 30, 2010 10:23 am

    I love HDR photography because coming from an artistic point of view it's like capturing/creating different personas of a certain subject (e.g. especially landscape photography) and making it into one compelling work of art.

  • Jenn November 30, 2010 10:14 am

    I love using HDR technique because there are so many gorgeous scenes that cannot be adequately captured using a single exposure. HDR brings a whole new way to look at the world through photography.

  • Tic-H'sia November 30, 2010 10:11 am

    I love the look of HDR (when not over the top) and would love to learn more about it. I love how it allows me to have detail in areas without overexposing the others.

  • Dennis Smith November 30, 2010 10:10 am

    HDR, way cool, but I have no idea how to do it.

  • Scott November 30, 2010 10:06 am

    I love the incredible image Trey creates using HDR. I want to learn how he does it!

  • Evan November 30, 2010 10:03 am

    I like HDR for the fact that in many circumstances, it's easier to portray the real contrast that the eye perceives rather than by what the film or digital sensor is limited.

  • chetan November 30, 2010 09:59 am

    I love HDR, simply because it brings piece of reality to the picture. Its debatable whether post editing is good or not. My views are simple, HDR is by no means to distort the picture rather than bring up close to dynamic range of normal vision. Never the less it require skill and mathematical intelligence. Its not just a ‘Auto Correct’ mode but its a tool to enhance the image quality by passion enriched by patience. i wish open licence softwares ( likes of GIMP) should have capability to enhance normal images to HDR images

  • Jonathan November 30, 2010 09:57 am

    HDR photography is so dynamic and when done right, it's really amazing. I've been following Trey's work since I discovered HDR photography, and the dude knows his craft. Definitely a big fan!

  • sj November 30, 2010 09:51 am

    It's simple. HDR allows me to show a scene to others exactly as I remember seeing it.

  • Jumil Jovellanos November 30, 2010 09:49 am

    I love HDR because it makes everything in a photo seem to POP! The colors are so vivid.

  • Cathy Keele November 30, 2010 09:47 am

    I have, just now, started to discover the advantages of HDR, the ability to get the full picture on the minimalist side of HDR to the drama and moodiness of creative HDR. Another photographers tool in the bag, when I manage to master it.

  • Marina November 30, 2010 09:45 am

    I love the surrealistic feel you can get. Trey's images are just astounding!
    I've been meaning to try my hand at it, so maybe this is the time!

  • Toby November 30, 2010 09:45 am

    HDR makes an ordinary photo extraordinary! I just wish I knew how to do it. This tutorial would show me the ropes.

  • Franca Cirelli November 30, 2010 09:44 am

    I had never hear of HDR and then one day someone told me to look at a site called "stuckincustoms.com." I immediately became hooked and I could not get enough of it. Now instead of chasing pretty flowers, I go looking for rusty old trucks and beat-up tractors. My photography has not been the same since I downloaded Photomatrix. I feel that I have grown so much as an armature photographer. I have been inspired but the world that has been opened up to me. I no longer have to settle for picture without detail or colors that are washout and for that I am truly greatful.

  • Wendy November 30, 2010 09:40 am

    I am just beginning to use HDR in my photography and hope to learn more about it. I think it creates such striking colour that is not possible using regular digital photos.

  • shawn kaderabek November 30, 2010 09:38 am

    I love the surreal look you can get from HDR!!

  • Craig Letourneau November 30, 2010 09:37 am

    Hey DPS...this is awesome...I am a huge fan of Trey's work! Looking forward to checking it out whether I win or not...hopefully win that is [gets out the lucky rabbit's foot]

  • whitney November 30, 2010 09:35 am

    HDR made me want to enter the world of photography. It allows the viewer to be there in the scene with you as opposed to feeling like an external party viewing the photograph.

  • Tyson November 30, 2010 09:32 am

    Treys work with HDR is amazing. He is a pioneer.

  • mr_rax November 30, 2010 09:31 am

    Wow! Trey's work is really impressive! I would love to learn more about how he manages to create such beautiful images. I love the look of HDR images.

  • David Walker November 30, 2010 09:26 am

    I love HDR photography because all of the detail and beautiful contrast. It looks fake but the best part is, its real

  • Ted D November 30, 2010 09:25 am

    I love how it gives you ability to create an image as close as possible to what you actually see without losing any detail or you can get creative and give it a unique look which allows you to take what may be an ordinary image into an extraordinary image.

  • Richard November 30, 2010 09:22 am

    In HDR, the skies just look amazing!

  • Teresa November 30, 2010 09:22 am

    I love how HDR brings out all aspects of what the camera captures. It makes the entire photograph far more detailed and interesting not to mention more beautiful.

  • AK November 30, 2010 09:21 am

    I love making familiar scenes even better than I remember them.

  • Ernie Sears November 30, 2010 09:18 am

    I shoot a lot of HDR and would love to pick up additional knowledge so that I can get even better results.

  • crystal November 30, 2010 09:14 am

    HDR just gives a photo so much more detail and emotion!

  • Taishi Matsumoto November 30, 2010 09:12 am

    I love HDR for it's dynamic range where I can get unseen parts of my photos (shadows/highlights) to show. At times, I like to go all out and make it look like a painting; it's why I initially took interest in HDR photography. I've been taking HDR photos for a while now.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Joe November 30, 2010 09:12 am

    I love HDR because it helps convey not just the image but the emotion the photographer felt while there. HDR is more how My mind "sees" places when I think back to being there.

  • Charlene November 30, 2010 09:12 am

    Love the saturation of colour. Not being a fan of the washed out vintage presets this sets them on their behinds! Alive & vibrant!

  • Dennis November 30, 2010 09:10 am

    I have been a professional portrait photographer for the past 35 years and my art have been reborn with HDR. Trey's website taught me the most of any site I have found and I love to get out and just photograph for myself.

  • xpto r2d2 November 30, 2010 09:09 am

    the best thing since icecream!

  • Michael DeRose November 30, 2010 09:08 am

    Pick me! Pick me!!! I want to learn HDR better.

  • Ed November 30, 2010 09:08 am

    HDR is an addiction to trying to get any photo looking better than it would as I shoot them.

  • Beverly Everson November 30, 2010 09:05 am

    I love how HDR done well makes a photograph come alive!!!

  • AlonaF November 30, 2010 09:02 am

    H: hypnotizing
    D: dazzling
    R: resplendent

  • Jeffrey He November 30, 2010 08:54 am

    lol, HDR? purely because HDR is so awesome, and a great part of photography. Just brings out the POWWWW in photography! Love it!

  • Jamie November 30, 2010 08:48 am

    Its soooooo coooooooolllllllllll.

  • Jamie November 30, 2010 08:48 am

    Its soooooo coooooooolllllllllll.

  • Jeff November 30, 2010 08:44 am

    Simply because you can take a beautiful scene an fill it with more of the available detail which adds to your shot immensely. Obviously, Trey has refined that process.

  • Travis Puzz November 30, 2010 08:40 am

    I love HDR photography because it makes my photos not look like a photo. The contrast is great.

  • Tim November 30, 2010 08:40 am

    HDR opens up the minds eye, allowing us to see things we normally wouldn't be able to perceive.

  • Chasing the Shot November 30, 2010 08:40 am

    I first discovered HDR photography after purchasing my first camera. (a Fuji finepix s5700) Soon I became interested in landscape photography being amazed at pictures I had seen around the Internet. Unfortunately when I went out to take pictures I became very disappointed; either the sky was blown out or the foreground too dark. Instead of giving up at this point I decided there must be a way around this problem.
    Then while stumbling he Internet I landed at Trey's website,(stuckincustoms.com) I immediately became captivated by his photography and was even more interested when I saw he offered a free tutorial! After reading through it I realised I had found exactly what I was looking for; a way to increase the dynamic range AND detail in my pictures. I soon went out and shot some bracketed images and was very pleased with the results by following Trey's free tutorial!

    And this is exactly why I love HDR photography the dynamic range and detail. (and definitely not the surreal and physchadelic effects you can make)

    Sorry about the essay (especially considering I typed this on my iPod touch!) but I hope you consider me for he prize !

  • Christin Puzz November 30, 2010 08:37 am

    I love HDR photography because it is so unique and vivid. The colors and contrast are amazing!

  • Sarah November 30, 2010 08:30 am

    I love HDR photography because it's so vivid-- it's what our eyes can see but what the camera can't usually capture in one exposure! I also love it because it's a challenge for me-- a technique I want to learn to do well.

  • David November 30, 2010 08:24 am

    I want to learn how to do HDR effectively, so this would be great !
    I have tried the full range of garish to more realistic types, but still need more experiance and learning !

  • Rajesh November 30, 2010 08:20 am

    The colors that come out in a HDR photograph is amazing......

  • Mike Lefebvre November 30, 2010 08:18 am

    I like HDR photography because it convinces people that I am a better photographer than I actually am (yet).

  • frances potter November 30, 2010 08:17 am

    I love HDR photography because of how brilliant and vivid the colors are. The photos are so surreal and dreamlike they remind me of what the world would look like if everyday was the best day of your life. The never stop taking my breath away.

  • ElizabethRose November 30, 2010 08:17 am

    Details, luminance, contrast!

  • Iain November 30, 2010 08:15 am

    I love how HDR brings out the colours and textures in a scene, and makes my little camera seem like a beast with superpowers!

  • Scott Kohlhagen November 30, 2010 08:15 am

    Fantastic, I would love a chance to win this, and now I guess I do!

  • Sina November 30, 2010 08:13 am

    When a single exposure does not work to give me enough dynamic range i turn to HDR and use tonemapping to create something that i saw with my eyes and wanted to capture with my camera as a memory of that day.
    Thankfully i see allot less horribly made tonemapped photos on flickr nowadays and allot more well done ones that show the skills of great photographers our there :)

  • Steve McGanity November 30, 2010 08:12 am

    Yesterday I created my first HDR images. I had a lot of fun creating them and it made some OK images look so much more interesting. I know I have so much to learn

  • Jeff Sinon November 30, 2010 08:06 am

    I would love a copy please. Thanks for the give away even if I don't win.

  • Sam Edwards November 30, 2010 08:05 am

    I love HDR because it allows you to turn what would otherwise be an ordinary photograph into an extraordinary work of art.

  • Kelly Lee November 30, 2010 08:04 am

    I love HDR photography. It makes it look like art. Everything pops and catches your eye.

  • Erin November 30, 2010 08:03 am

    What smart photographer wouldn't want to master HDR? After all, what better way to add an artistic edge to your photography while ensuring that all aspects of the image are clear for the viewer. HDR raises the "word value" of a picture from 1000 to infinite--words are too feeble to describe its beauty! I know the basics, and while some of my most valued photographic creations are HDR, I have much to learn in order to create masterpieces like the ones shown here.

  • Reid November 30, 2010 08:01 am

    Trey's work is awesome. I would love to learn how to produce HDR images.

  • Michael Leonard November 30, 2010 08:01 am

    I love the look of HDR but can't seem to get anything but cheesy looks out of mine. Trey is amazing.

  • Mark November 30, 2010 08:00 am

    I like HDR because it lets me get closer to the "idea" of what I saw. I've almost always been disappointed with my pictures because they didn't compare to what I had remembered. HDR gives me the creativity to help capture that memory and feeling.

  • Tooth November 30, 2010 08:00 am

    I enjoy HDR photography for the unique look and point of view it brings to some scenes and places. It's just different, and very vivid - stops you in your tracks and makes you think.

  • Joel November 30, 2010 07:59 am

    I just love the over-processed look of HDR that makes your pics look surreal. I process all my holiday and family photos through this plugin and you should too!

    Thanks photomatix!

    BANG! End sarcasm...

  • Eldon Yoder November 30, 2010 07:51 am

    ...I really enjoy HDR from as an art, but also as a tool to help create a "real life" exposure...

    Besides... I love the work that Trey does and I would be thrilled to be able to learn from him in this way.

  • Rob November 30, 2010 07:50 am

    I almost always shoot with HDR in mind. Not only does it allow me to capture all of the available light (when my camera's sensor can't!), but post-processing allows a thousand different interpretations of the scene.

  • robin November 30, 2010 07:50 am

    i love the look of hdr photos but don't know how to acquire the look that i see to my photos. this dvd could be the start of a beautiful relationship.

  • Judy Graham November 30, 2010 07:49 am

    I love the quality of the light in the photographs. If it is not overdone it gives you the same feeling as when you are there and can feel the light in the space. So often pictures come out flat without the magic you felt when you were taking the picture.

  • Andy November 30, 2010 07:48 am

    I love HDR because you need to take pictures at different exposure settings and by doing so learn to get the correct exposure for photos.

  • Daniel Fisher November 30, 2010 07:46 am

    I love HDR photography because of the amazing impact that the resulting images can have on a viewer. The "wow" factor is huge!

    I'd love to win a copy of Trey's video tutorial :)

  • Seth November 30, 2010 07:43 am

    I like subtle HDR because it comes closer to what the human eye actually sees.

  • Jan Macpherson November 30, 2010 07:41 am

    HDR shows life as it is. I have the HDI camera, now I want to know how to use it to get the best out of it!
    Never stop learning!

  • Radoslav Yordanov November 30, 2010 07:41 am

    I love HDR photography because of the detail you receive. The colors are amazing and the photos look almost unreal!

  • Susan Oling November 30, 2010 07:38 am

    Wow I've dreamed of having my work look so glowy and having such impact!!!!! Would Love to own that video so I can have an edge over our other members of our local photo club!!!!!

  • Patrick Ahles November 30, 2010 07:38 am

    HDR is awesome to bring out details you'll never get taking just one shot! If done right the result can look stunning and really add to a picture.

  • Jonathan G November 30, 2010 07:37 am

    I love the depth and contrast of colors using HDR. Not all images are made to be HDR, but when you find one, its a thing of beauty!

  • Kimmy November 30, 2010 07:36 am

    I love HDR because it captures so much detail, has great contrast between highlights and shadows, and just makes your pictures wow-worthy when done right. I've always wanted to learn how to do it; hopefully this is my lucky day!

  • Dustin November 30, 2010 07:35 am

    HDR motivates me to do something different. I want quality in my work, I don't want to compromise, and HDR allows me to move beyond the norm and stretch myself in photography.

  • Ted November 30, 2010 07:34 am

    count me in! i listened to trey's interview on TWIP ... woud love to see his video too. as for hdr, it provides a unique way to view pictures ... yeah ... that's the ticket!

  • Andrew Lester November 30, 2010 07:31 am

    I'd like to learn how to make it look real and not overdone.

  • Chris Suspect November 30, 2010 07:29 am

    HDR photography is the next step for me. In fact I took the month of December off from work to jump right in an learn all about it. I have the gear and the software now but little money left over, all I need are some tips and tricks.

    I have a feeling Trey Ratcliff's tutorial would be instrumental in helping me master this style of photography.

    So please, consider helping this shutterbug out :)

  • Chris Larsen November 30, 2010 07:26 am

    HDR is awesome because it makes images come alive. I go to Trey's site every morning with coffee and find inspiration in his work. HDR makes me feel ALIVE!!!

  • Simon Morris November 30, 2010 07:10 am

    Quite simply, HDR is the future, it's the only way to go when trying to capture the true scene... I would so much like to have this DVD, pleeeeease :-)

  • ann lamb November 30, 2010 07:07 am

    Utilizing HDR in photographs enhances the artistic process. It enables the photographer an enormous range of options that are already there, just waiting to be released by the creative eye.

  • Dirk November 30, 2010 07:05 am

    Awesome! Trey is a genius!

  • Kimberly November 30, 2010 07:03 am

    I love HDR because it puts me in the moment. Makes you feel somewhat alive in what the photographer has made for you.

  • maatjes November 30, 2010 06:57 am

    I love HDR because it allows to capture light and colors in a scene as our eyes see them

  • Chad November 30, 2010 06:52 am

    HDR is the 4th love in my life. First is my God, second is my wife, & third is my children. The beauty of HDR photography is just that good!!

  • a.black51 November 30, 2010 06:51 am

    I love HDR photography! It adds such an effect to how you interpret the image. It can completely change the tone and feeling you get from looking at the photo.

  • Allie November 30, 2010 06:50 am

    HDR photography is amazing! I've tried and failed many times to get this right... I'm not giving up, but I really want to produce stunning photographs like Treys. Maybe winning this will help me identify what on earth I am doing so wrong! I love experimenting and the thrill of getting it right eventually - and isn't that what trying HDR is all about? I'd so love to win this DVD. It would give me something to watch on my next flight from NZ to LA so I can hit the ground running on my LA holiday with all the awesome knowledge!

  • Elias Toon November 30, 2010 06:46 am

    I love HDR because it allows you to create such surreal colors!

  • Alma November 30, 2010 06:45 am

    HDR is an awesome way to use technology to add impact to photography. Sometimes I hate it. Sometimes it looks great.

  • Don J J Carroll November 30, 2010 06:45 am

    I first fell "in love" with HDR several years ago. At first it became a struggle to produce similar results to those exhibited by the HDR Masters at that time. Gradually, thanks to the great fellowship that photographers offer, from their sharing of their workflows, etc., I learned quite a few tips that eventually improved my techniques and resultant images.

    I have been following Trey now for about two years and his work is so inspiring.
    DJJC

  • Paul November 30, 2010 06:36 am

    HDR photos are amazing and I would like to learn how to take them!

  • Alex November 30, 2010 06:35 am

    HDR gives you the ability to make certain images really pop and make them something that makes you say "WOW!". I also love the interesting and creative effects you can get by experimenting and playing with HDR in an image.

  • Neal November 30, 2010 06:33 am

    Amazing work! Would LOVE to get this tutorial!

  • Kento November 30, 2010 06:27 am

    HDR allows the blending of real and fantasy. Plus it's a challenge.

  • Jenny November 30, 2010 06:26 am

    I love photgraphing trains and bridges - add HDR for miniatures and what's not to want!

  • Kento November 30, 2010 06:26 am

    HDR allows the blending of real and fantasy. Plus it's a challenge.

  • Peter November 30, 2010 06:26 am

    I love learning new techniques.

  • Vin November 30, 2010 06:25 am

    HDR looks amazing!

  • Rob November 30, 2010 06:20 am

    I love HDR photography for the true-to-life images that can be achieved.

  • Kristin November 30, 2010 06:19 am

    I'm fascinated by HDR photography because of the amount of detail that's captured. HDR makes everyday life look like a fantasy.

  • keith November 30, 2010 06:19 am

    hdr is a great way to get the photo of what we actually see..................it's been tricky learning, not there yet, but Trey's HDR guide (found via Flickr) was a godsend.
    So many types of subjects to work with using HDR...............love it!!!

  • Martin November 30, 2010 06:18 am

    I love HDR when it's subtle. When it adds colour and depth a camera wouldn't be able to capture. The way it opens up shadows without blowing the highlights.

    I loved the 3 part tutorial we got on it recently and I'd love to be able to expand upon that.

  • Snaptastic November 30, 2010 06:18 am

    I love HDR because it makes people stop and say 'wow'. (As long as it's not overdone!)

  • Carrie November 30, 2010 06:11 am

    If done correctly, HDR can be stunning and dramatic...
    if done incorrectly, it can just look overdone and a mess....
    which is why this video would be awesome to have!

  • PawelM November 30, 2010 06:10 am

    HDR photos let me see the world even more beautiful than it really is :)

  • Mark November 30, 2010 06:08 am

    I love HDR photography for the creative possibilities from all the cool halos that come up, and the ability to capture alot of detail and have alot of contrast in the image.

  • Julie Capello November 30, 2010 06:07 am

    His work has inspired me to pick up my camera and start taking photos once again. HDR captures real life !!!

  • Gusto November 30, 2010 06:04 am

    HDR is one of (if not only) method, to see all available light and all colors from the scene. HDR has always amazed me!

  • Janette November 30, 2010 06:02 am

    HDR brings out the detail and colour of our shots and normal processing cannot. The results can be absolutely phenomenal.

  • Pat November 30, 2010 06:01 am

    What's not to LOVE with HDR photography!

  • Alok Mohanty November 30, 2010 05:55 am

    I love HDRI because the contrast, the colors and the surrealism comes out so well, It almost gives you a feeling of like staying in a different Planet.

  • M Narayana November 30, 2010 05:55 am

    HDR gets closer to what I see as a photo frame picture.

  • ed November 30, 2010 05:54 am

    the guys is nothing short of spectacular, as is HDR

  • anita November 30, 2010 05:53 am

    I love HDR because it has such an IMPACT! Just scrolling through the pictures above made me exlaim out loud WOW! It really brings rich tonality and interest to pictures.

  • Kellie Arsenault November 30, 2010 05:53 am

    HDR brings together what you would never be able to see all at once.
    To make photos that are almost magical and whimsical, like a 6th dimension...

  • Alberto82 November 30, 2010 05:51 am

    I love hdr

  • Jeff November 30, 2010 05:50 am

    I love the idea of HDR photography. It really opens up a great many more chances to get shots that would be difficult to expose correctly.

  • James Fairgrieve November 30, 2010 05:49 am

    HDR, perfect for those occasions when reality needs a helping hand.

  • vamsi November 30, 2010 05:49 am

    HDR is a way to make people feel the same way what i've felt with my naked eyes.......

  • Len Currie November 30, 2010 05:45 am

    I love HDR because it can really make an 'ok' image incredible when you need it to, and it delivers a more 'true to the eye' look if you don't want to go over the top.

    It removes the limitation of our cameras contrast range.

  • Rafael Bautista November 30, 2010 05:43 am

    I just love HDR, period. I just plunked down $7k on photography equipment so I can fulfill my passion for HDR Photography.

  • Watts November 30, 2010 05:40 am

    HDR brings shadows to life.

  • Judy Lyon November 30, 2010 05:40 am

    I love these images, They are so bright and simple.

  • AK-cameraman November 30, 2010 05:36 am

    HDR, for me, allows me to see/present the world in a more intentional way. This video would help me enhance the layers of my images.

  • Matt November 30, 2010 05:35 am

    I love HDR photography because you can make it as extreme or slight as you want. Go with how the scene feels.

  • Marcus November 30, 2010 05:34 am

    I love HDR just wish I could do more.

  • Stephen Barnes November 30, 2010 05:33 am

    HDR images pop with life and are so three dimentional. Non-HDR images look flat and uninteresting!

  • Matthew Fetters November 30, 2010 05:33 am

    I love HDR - dreams and fantasies, surreal and ephemeral.

  • William November 30, 2010 05:31 am

    HDR gives the gpicture that extra look and feel that is sometimes missing. It gives a photo life that you can not get from a regular picture.

  • Sarang Rao November 30, 2010 05:29 am

    Hi,
    I've tried to play a little with HDR photography. I'll be eager to learn more.
    Fingers crossed!

  • jp November 30, 2010 05:29 am

    i don't know how to use it but i love looking at it! what better reason to want a tutorial? i'd love to be able to produce such beautiful pieces.

  • pecherkiwi November 30, 2010 05:27 am

    I love HDR for both its realistic and artistic possibilities.

  • Kevin Crone November 30, 2010 05:25 am

    I love HDR photography because it more closely resembles what the eye truely sees. Trey always mentions that sometimes you have to tell people, "Well you had to be there to see it." With HDR you don't have to say that. You can closely portray what the scene looked like when you were there, to share with people back home. :) And it also makes Disneyland look amazing. :)

  • Carl Heydman November 30, 2010 05:24 am

    Oh its great it fantastic it is closer to real....NO. Simply it draws you in. You become part of the scene and can live there for the moments to react emotionally to it.

  • marion carroll November 30, 2010 05:22 am

    what amazing phots...would love to know how to do this.

  • Troy L November 30, 2010 05:20 am

    I love HDR photography because it is the best way to capture the way my heart and eyes see an image.

  • Tony November 30, 2010 05:19 am

    I really enjoy viewing and producing those HDR shots that bring out that extra something that you don't get from a standard shot. Especially when they aren't over done and saturated, just the right mix creates beautiful images.

  • Joseph G. Dion November 30, 2010 05:14 am

    HDR is a depiction of ones soul, the essence of beauty.

  • TimeLord November 30, 2010 05:07 am

    I used to play with HDR a year or two ago and I've liked the surrealistic colors. Eye-catching and a lot of fun.

  • Dan Hahn November 30, 2010 05:06 am

    I love the sky and love the leaves and love the way both can be seen.

  • Velva Lee Heraty November 30, 2010 05:05 am

    High Dynamic Range is the magic between my eye and my camera's limitations. It's the flying carpet of colors that tempt, then please, the talented pro like myself to push harder, go farther, and embrace the medium all the way to the fine art level..

  • Rubrmn November 30, 2010 05:02 am

    I have been having a blast experimenting with HDR. I find that I can, more effectively, represent the way my eye "sees" the original scene. When I am feeling "artsy", I can play with the settings and create an expressive rendition of the real world.

  • Ray Carroll November 30, 2010 05:01 am

    I ventured into my first foray into HDR photography this week and realize that I need more instructions than reading posts on the Internet, which, although helpful, is more time consuming. This pictures (above) speak for themself.

  • Robert DaVia November 30, 2010 05:00 am

    I haven't had the chance yet to try HDR photography, but after reading the recent tutorials on DPS, I am itching to try it. This video would help me learn the technique. Thanks!

  • Norma Rivera November 30, 2010 04:53 am

    It brings any picture to life!

  • Melissa Bryan November 30, 2010 04:51 am

    HDR is amazing! The images created are breathtaking. As a beginning photographer this is the field I am most interested in learning.

  • Lisandro Rivera November 30, 2010 04:50 am

    Being able to know how to correctly and beautifully make HDR's makes you an artist. HDR photography is beautiful and I would love to be an artist. I live in beautiful California and HDR would be a great to know.

  • Erlend Vagen November 30, 2010 04:49 am

    I love HDR photo because it`s bringing the images to life....

  • vasanth November 30, 2010 04:49 am

    I like HDR since it is the closest you can get to matching the Human eye...

  • Wil November 30, 2010 04:49 am

    I love HDR because it gives you the freedom to make the photo more realistic or more like fantasy.

  • Liviu Banuta November 30, 2010 04:45 am

    I love HDR because you can transform a normal photography into a fairy tale image.

  • Pierre Giard November 30, 2010 04:44 am

    I love HDR because it sometime allows me to get a "wow' impact on an otherwise ordinary subject

  • Ken November 30, 2010 04:42 am

    Love HDR because is helps the photographer be more of an artist with the imagery we make!!

  • favian November 30, 2010 04:42 am

    HDR allows me to fill my photographs with as much information as I want.

  • annems November 30, 2010 04:41 am

    omg!! those images are such stunners!!
    I so luv the adventure of discovering all those little details that usually disappear into the dim dark recesses. . .
    I have no idea or experience with HDR - so would luv the opportunity to give it a go and have some magic result pop out of the screen at me from my own pics!! ;))

  • djib November 30, 2010 04:41 am

    I'm in!

  • Shelley November 30, 2010 04:40 am

    I love HDR because of the beautiful contrast and color!

  • jordan November 30, 2010 04:40 am

    HDR photography shows so much detail and colors is why I love it. Hoping to get that DVD so I can become better at it.

  • DanF November 30, 2010 04:39 am

    I love HDR because of how alive the pictures look when taken this way. It is absolutely amazing.

  • Khürt November 30, 2010 04:39 am

    The colours, the highlights, the shadows! That's what I love about HDR.

  • Wayward One November 30, 2010 04:33 am

    HDR when done right exposes details you never thought you could capture. HDR is awesome!

  • William November 30, 2010 04:33 am

    Because I simply don't know crap about shooting HDR and would love to.

  • Craig Capello November 30, 2010 04:31 am

    His work and book has given me a new found appreciation and enthusiasm for taking pictures again that I have felt in years.

  • Eric November 30, 2010 04:29 am

    I've played with HDR some and love how it lets me keep detail in the shadows and prevents highlights from blowing out. Plus, you can get some pretty weird wild and wonderful effects with it.

  • Paul November 30, 2010 04:26 am

    HDR made me fall in love with photography all over again - being able to explore the full potential of a photograph is completely revisited when rendering in HDR...it let's you capture an image so much more conducively to how you originally saw whatever subject you were shooting and can make what might otherwise be a bland photograph totally captivating. Furthermore, you can achieve such an amazing sense of "surrealism" with HDR that can transform a two-dimensional image into a living, breathing memory. I've done some work with HDR in the past, but I've never really been able to explore just how much it can do (yet) - I love the concept of shooting in HDR and the amazing results that it can produce.

  • Angela Stewart November 30, 2010 04:26 am

    HDR is so intriguing to me - the look is unlike any other! Such a beautiful use of light. I am interested in learning all i can about it and implementing it in some of my own work.

  • NoahS November 30, 2010 04:25 am

    HDR photography is stunning and gorgeous. I can't wait to learn more!

  • Darina November 30, 2010 04:25 am

    Learning about the HDR opens a completely new realm of possibilities for me. I love how the HDR enables me to enhance the details just a little bit to make a picture more realistic or to the point where a simple photo has a surreal flavor. I look forward to learing more abot the HDR.

  • Seth Harrelson November 30, 2010 04:23 am

    I love how HDR photography can pull all colors in and make a photo "POP!"

    Now if I could only learn to be half as good.

  • Linda November 30, 2010 04:23 am

    I would love to learn how to create HDR photography. I think it's what sets apart the amateur photographer and the professional artist. Anyone can buy an expensive camera and take pictures, but most of those people don't know how to do good post production to make their photos stand out. I don't want to be one of those people - I want to learn how to make my photos amazing! Thanks!

  • Reid November 30, 2010 04:22 am

    The great thing about HDR photography is that it helps us overcome the camera's technical shortcomings and more faithfully recreate the image we perceived when we saw it with our own eyes.

    I would love to get my hands on a copy of the tutorial, thanks for running this giveaway!

  • Danny Tan November 30, 2010 04:21 am

    Art is a representation of the world we experience and all forms of photography fall within this sphere. HDR to me is the best new way to create what i so called `art`

  • Sharon November 30, 2010 04:18 am

    As a long time fan of saturated color in photography and design, I am wild about HDR. It's literally like someone remembered to turn the lights on! In the wrong hands, however, it can easily be pushed too far. So what I especially love about it is that it really doesn't take much to turn an otherwise ordinary image into something magical. And subtly handled, as in Trey Ratcliff's beautiful "Taj Mahal" image, a great photo develops a certain je nais sais quoi that pulls the viewer in even more deeply than its traditionally photographed counterpart could have ever done.

  • Mike Drutar November 30, 2010 04:17 am

    I love the versatility that HDR allows. The ability to take one set of images to make an image that looks like a Norman Rockwell painting, or a surreal landscape, or something that looks true to what the eye sees, lets the photographer better convey what they were going for. This goes light years beyond what photographers could do in the past in the light room.

  • Robin November 30, 2010 04:16 am

    HDR images bring in new perspective of things we see.

  • Tommy Campbell November 30, 2010 04:16 am

    I would love to learn more about HDR from Trey.

  • Mel November 30, 2010 04:15 am

    I love the surreal quality that HDR photos have... they are one of the major reasons i moved to a DSLR in the first place!

  • Manar Hamarneh November 30, 2010 04:14 am

    Wow that is a crazy number of comments
    to be honest I always thought the HDR effect, adds a fake feel to pictures.... but looking at teh attached images, I totally changed my mind
    HDR rocks , but I guess i need to do it just right

    Fingers crossed

  • Eric Carlson November 30, 2010 04:13 am

    What I like about HDR is the ability to make surreal images or naturalistic images or anywhere in between. I feel that it gives me the ability to express the mood of what I saw at the scene giving it a heightened sense of reality.

  • Steve Hawthorne November 30, 2010 04:13 am

    HDR to mean means vivid and bright. It's what real life should look like.

  • joan knox November 30, 2010 04:10 am

    Loving HDR because it is so rich - nothing like it!

  • Marc November 30, 2010 04:10 am

    I really like the HDR look and tried it a few time and would like to do more. The problem is I have no idea what I'm doing and it ends up looking like crap.

  • Trevor November 30, 2010 04:07 am

    Hope it is not too late, anyway HDR is simply stunning

  • KarenB November 30, 2010 04:07 am

    I love HDR for the vivid color and the way it recovers dark areas in photos. I'd love Trey's video!

  • Fernando November 30, 2010 04:07 am

    I love HDR because of both the ability fo make surreal images, and/or very real high range images. The choice is yours, you just have to process them properly. If only I could learn how to master both methods!

  • Kate November 30, 2010 04:06 am

    I love the way HDR photography captures the inherent light in everything. It'd be great to get a chance to win this tutorial!

  • DaveStan November 30, 2010 04:06 am

    I use HDR to extend the dynamic range of my camera in extreme conditions.

  • Arik D November 30, 2010 04:05 am

    I love HDR photography!

  • Kiran November 30, 2010 04:05 am

    Inspired by Trey. Love his work and have used it a couple of times. Have a long way to go before the photos get to look good :)

  • Kelley November 30, 2010 04:05 am

    I love HDR! A regular photo can be great but if it is done in HDR, and done correctly, it draws you in and makes you feel you are a part of the scene. I can't stop looking at them!

  • Ryan November 30, 2010 04:05 am

    I LOVE HDR because it truly represents the entire range of light in a scene like my eye saw it, and not how the camera is capable of seeing the scene.

  • Nick Cawood November 30, 2010 04:04 am

    HDR is like a drug. I'm adicted! Every time I take a picture I can't wait to process it. I love this stuff dammit!!!

  • Mauro November 30, 2010 03:59 am

    I think that HDR photography let's me express a creativity mix of photography and painting. I love alter the photo in order to raise in me emotions that the original shot never make.

  • Pierre Bourgault November 30, 2010 03:59 am

    HDR is a great tool that allows me to capture things that my camera cannot see

  • Dave Fox November 30, 2010 03:58 am

    Would love to play with HDR photography more because of the amount of light levels and colors.

  • Nikki Quinn November 30, 2010 03:57 am

    I love HDR photography because it is like a surprise how it will come out once the processing is completed. It brings my photographs to a whole other level. I have only tried it once and I would LOVE to learn the correct way to do it! I hope I win!!

  • Mark November 30, 2010 03:56 am

    Love HDR... adds a completely new dimension to photography.

  • Wendy November 30, 2010 03:54 am

    I just think that HDR photos are the most beautiful photos.

  • Vincent Tassy November 30, 2010 03:53 am

    I love HDR photography because it of the possibility to go beyond the capabilities of the sensors in terms of dynamic range ...
    Hence, the equipment is no longer a limit to the inspiration ...

  • Amber November 30, 2010 03:52 am

    I don't love HDR - at all. But it's a tool I know absolutely nothing about. It'd be good to add it to my repertoire (and hopefully not make the kind of images that make me cringe). Thanks!

  • dave November 30, 2010 03:50 am

    I love hdr and would love to learn more about how to create it

  • Mike November 30, 2010 03:50 am

    Wow, fantastic stuff. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Treys photography inspired me to start to pick up a camera in the first place. I find his style of realistic, stunningly beautiful compositions of light, colour and scene just inspirational. He makes me want to go out take pictures.

    Each day I look forward to the new gem he presents in the blog.

    Nuff said.

    PS Oh, and also, my wife loves Treys images too. We both love his Westminster shot so much that it has become the main feature of our living room, in 1.5×1 meters on the prime spot over the sofa! =)

  • Rhonda November 30, 2010 03:49 am

    HDR brings out the fantasy in the reality !

  • Reid Woodbury November 30, 2010 03:48 am

    HDR photography looks so electric and magical. I want to learn how to do the magic!

  • Thomas November 30, 2010 03:48 am

    I'm still amateur when it comes into photography and my goal is to learn something new everyday. From the early beginning I really fell in love with HDR-photography, the pictures contain a lot of realism and they really are extraordinary. I'm a big fan of Stuck-In-Customs Photography, I visit the site everyday to check out the latest pictures. Sometimes I think, Trey has probably got the best job in the world! I have a dream to someday become a good photographer, this video would definitely help me out. Thank you.

    Thomas ,
    Finland

  • Stephen Wright November 30, 2010 03:48 am

    What amazing photos. As soon as the sky is nice, I'm trying out my new camera I got just for HDR photography. I'm inspired to try my hand at it.

    Steve

  • Sam Macmillan November 30, 2010 03:48 am

    I love HDR photography for its surreal, dreamlike effect. It's like magic in a picture... or something like that.

  • iHarley November 30, 2010 03:46 am

    I love HDR because of the detail in brings out, obviously, but also because of the amount of interpretation you have in processing the shot. From realistic to surreal, it's just fun.

  • Joesensei November 30, 2010 03:45 am

    I would love win this one !

  • Mo November 30, 2010 03:45 am

    it just gives photographers the possibility to depict reality like it really is - period!

  • Gary Gray November 30, 2010 03:44 am

    HDR photography is so damn cool because of the range of light and color the images present. Surreal Alice In Wonderland-type intensity.

    Very cool.

  • Nelson November 30, 2010 03:44 am

    I love how HDR makes pictures have more life. Learning new tricks from this video tutorial would be awesome.

  • Ranjeeth November 30, 2010 03:43 am

    HDR makes a camera come close to the power of the human eye!

  • Nelson November 30, 2010 03:43 am

    I love how HDR makes pictures have more life. Learning new tricks from this video tutorial would be awesome.

  • George A November 30, 2010 03:43 am

    HDR in it's realistic mode is a great tool. It allows for the captioning of images otherwise not possible with today's DSLR. It opens up possibilities to better express feelings. I hope I win!!

  • Bruce Hergert November 30, 2010 03:43 am

    I get a kick when I here photographers say they don't like HDR because, "I'm a bit of a realist." Hah! HDR, to me, is as real as it gets. I love explaining to others the concepts of the dynamic range of a camera and the dynamic range of the human eye. People get it. People understand HDR photography. Of all the things to learn and know about how cameras work, it is amazing that HDR is something that non-photographers relate to. Aperature? They haven't a clue. Shutter speed? They don't know. ISO? Forget it. But HDR, they get it.

    Trey's HDR shot of his kids and the Christmas tree was the first HDR photo that I remember seeing and latching on to. It was good to see it again.

    Thanks for the forum to speak.

  • Brandon Tan November 30, 2010 03:42 am

    I love HDR photography because it allows me to recreate a scene to what my eyes actually saw!

  • Larry Madsen November 30, 2010 03:41 am

    Looks like a great way to enhance images. I would love to learn more about it.

  • Christopher Johnston November 30, 2010 03:41 am

    I love HDR because it allows me to create an image that shows what I actually saw when I took it. It removes the limitations of the cameras inability to see as many stops of light as my eyes do.

  • Serisha November 30, 2010 03:40 am

    I am getting the hang of it and how I am addicted. Loved the "taj Mahal"

  • chuck November 30, 2010 03:39 am

    the detail in HRD photography is AWESOME! whats not to love about it? the process, yeah it can be tricky but the results are great!

  • enchodebacon November 30, 2010 03:36 am

    I like HDR photography cause the result is like a beautiful dream

  • Justin Williams November 30, 2010 03:35 am

    I love HDR because it brings life to my pictures. Hope to win. Sorry, name not userid!

  • Matija November 30, 2010 03:35 am

    HDR has different look, it could be natural or psychadelic. "Normal" photography can not acomplish that.

  • Londa Elle November 30, 2010 03:35 am

    HDR can make something extraordinary out of the ordinary. I love saturated color and great details, and HDR gives a photographer the ability to do it all. I would love to win this giveaway; I could use some practice!

  • Jon November 30, 2010 03:35 am

    HDR exemplifies what photography is all about - stopping our continually moving world to give the viewer a different perspective on life. HDR enhances this by allowing the photo to really capture the dynamics at play in front of the camera's lens.

  • Bret Edgerton November 30, 2010 03:34 am

    For me HDR photography is just a great way to experiment with the tools you already have. I love the surreal look that you can get with certain scenes. Good luck to all .

  • Pam D November 30, 2010 03:34 am

    I love the depth of HDR; the feeling that I'm "there", really looking at the scene. It's the only still-life photography that really lets you "see" the way the eye sees, with all of the range of light and dark. I would love this video; my interest in HDR has grown considerably as of late.

  • wejustin November 30, 2010 03:33 am

    I love HDR because it brings life to my pictures. Hope to win.

  • Dale M. November 30, 2010 03:32 am

    I don't use HDR, it's true... But I am new to DSLR's and I have jumped in head-first. I have taken over 3,000 photos in the 2 months that I have owned my camera, purchased 2 lenses (my fav. being the 50mm f/1.4) and I am constantly wanting to learn more. This IS my favorite past time and I love it!
    Why do I want to win this? because I am truly inspired by Trey’s sample photos of some of his work. I find them amazing and unlike most (maybe even all) of the photos I have seen to date.
    Win or loose, you will be seeing a lot more of me on this website!

  • HDRChap November 30, 2010 03:32 am

    I love HDRs, they are the best possible way to take pictures ever!!

  • Steven Zhao November 30, 2010 03:32 am

    I Love the color ranges on HDR photos

  • Bob Jones November 30, 2010 03:31 am

    I haven't done any HDR work yet, but looking at the results I would really like to learn from a professional rather than try and try agani method I've mostly used to learn photography.

  • Kareem November 30, 2010 03:28 am

    Am actually very interested in HDR , as it give an opportunity to do things the camera can't , things which alot to the photo making it look alive and attracting , i really love this technique

  • Mike November 30, 2010 03:26 am

    Beautiful work. I love the painted feel of HDR images. Not quite photos not quite paintings. I love them.

  • Michael Ericson November 30, 2010 03:25 am

    HDR has always been one of my favorite types of photography for architecture. I am getting a D7000 which will help me so much since it has bracketing. I have been using a D60 and the time consuming manual exposures for HDR. I am ready to learn more ways capture HDR that I never could do before.

  • Moe November 30, 2010 03:25 am

    I like HDR because it is different. It brings a sense of dream and fantacy in the photos.

  • Dan Mccann November 30, 2010 03:24 am

    I like HDR photography because it allows me to take the vision of nuances and colors that I see in my mind, and capture it to an image that I can share with others.

  • Donna P November 30, 2010 03:24 am

    Have been looking at various HDR images and would love to win this to learn more about it. Thank you so much for doing this.

  • anonymous November 30, 2010 03:24 am

    I guess, to me, a photograph is simply a moment captured in time - a vector of communication, of emotion and idea as well as physical elements of the world, forging bonds between we people who are, at heart, mute and incapable of communicating our most profound desires. HDR is to photography what a novel is to fiction: the logical perfection of the form into a medium that transfers ideas like sparks; emotion like electricity springing forth from wires.

  • Stephanie November 30, 2010 03:23 am

    I simply love the feeling I get when I look at HDR photographs!!

  • Marcel Köppe November 30, 2010 03:21 am

    Hi DPS team!

    I´m living in northern Sween/ Swedish Lapland and HDR photography give me all oppurtunities to catch how beautiful it is to live here even when it´s dark.

  • Pedro November 30, 2010 03:20 am

    I love HDR because of the amazing photos it can produce.
    I also love it because I kown nothing about it and am desperate to learn!
    Hope this gets me the freebie...

  • Omkar November 30, 2010 03:20 am

    That Taj Mahal image is just a killer!! Right now I want to aspire to get a decent image of a water tower I have been eyeing for a month, driving past it everyday...

  • Cherry Long November 30, 2010 03:20 am

    What do I love about HDR? EVERYTHING! The pictures are just stunning! So pleasing to the eye, no detail missed, and the colors are o' so beautiful.

    I would love to be able to learn about HDR, I just tryed a few awhile back with no success. This video would help me push myself to the next level!

  • Mike White November 30, 2010 03:19 am

    HDR images can be made to look surreal. I really like that aspect.

  • brenda y November 30, 2010 03:18 am

    i love HRD photography. its so beautiful and amazing. i would love to learn more about it and take my own if i win :)

  • Filip Farag November 30, 2010 03:17 am

    Why I love HDR? Because it's just great, it looks cool, more natural(at least I like natural HDR's)than normal pic and it's fun!

  • Amy Jo November 30, 2010 03:17 am

    It's just so fascinating to get wrapped up in an image. I've not yet attempted HDR photography, but I just got a shiny new canon 7D on saturday, so I'm ready for the challenge!

  • Michelle Sheldon November 30, 2010 03:16 am

    I am a huge fan of Trey's work! I love the look of HDR photography . . . the pop, the color, the detail . . . so beautiful!

  • Jon November 30, 2010 03:13 am

    Only HDR photography lets the photographer accomplish complex shots with complex lighting situations without much equipment. It's easy to get started with HDR but is also always challenging.

  • Abhishek November 30, 2010 03:13 am

    I like HDR photography because it gives another dimension to the entire photo and a kind of supernatural look to it!

  • Meredith November 30, 2010 03:12 am

    I love HDR photography because it lets me take a picture the rest of the world has already taken and make it my own.

  • Tony Martin November 30, 2010 03:12 am

    I would love to learn HDR photography because I feel I have so many opportunities to capture great shots in unique settings in the world but I just need to learn more. In the past 11 months, I've visited over 170 countries and I'm still going through more and I would love to put these techniques to the test throughout the rest of my journey and beyond.

    I'm constantly trying to learn and improve myself and everything I've learned about photography and videography has been self taught through resources just like this. I'd love this chance to improve my knowledge with this opportunity that I otherwise, at the moment, wouldn't be able to afford.

    Thanks for, at least, the opportunity.

  • Janster November 30, 2010 03:11 am

    HDR really makes photos come out, just like the examples at the beginning of this article. Great pics!

  • Christina November 30, 2010 03:09 am

    I love Trey's photos, and find his work really amazing. HDR is great because it's so versatile-you can go for a realistic look, or more of a surreal or painterly look, depending on your mood!

  • dennis November 30, 2010 03:07 am

    HDT captures what we see in our brains not what the camera records

  • Wendy Mayo November 30, 2010 03:06 am

    I think HDR offers that extra special ooomph to my photos. It takes a nice photo to that wow level!

  • Maci November 30, 2010 03:06 am

    I love HDR photography, and it would be amazing to learn techniques from someone like Trey Ratcliff!

  • Claus November 30, 2010 03:04 am

    HDR is essential to creating color/light realistic photography. I especially love it when the result looks realistic.

  • Joseph Rey Alcala November 30, 2010 03:04 am

    I like HDR since it gives my photographs a different feel. When I use the technique, I can bring about more of a realistic feel in my photos. And whenever I want to overuse it, it takes the viewers to a different dimension.

  • Photography By Jef November 30, 2010 03:03 am

    I would love to win. HDR fascinates me and I think it would be a great addition to my repertoire.

  • Misti Tracy November 30, 2010 03:02 am

    I love how you can push HDR photographs to be more fantasy than reality. The colors captured by these photographs are beautiful! I admired Trey Ratcliff's photos, thank you so much for the opportunity to win his video tutorial!

  • Jan Eriksson November 30, 2010 03:01 am

    I have recently discovered HDR photography and really would love to learn how to make that rich and crisp photos.

    Greetings from a cold and white Sweden!

  • sean hetrick November 30, 2010 03:01 am

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I'm pretty sure HDR photos are triple that for sure. The emotion that is captured in a HDR photo is simply stunning. HDR photos are a new way to look at the world around and capture the feel of any location. I was introduced to HDR in college and fell in love with it. I can't wait to create stunning HDR for others to enjoy.

  • Blake November 30, 2010 03:00 am

    I found the stuckincustom website the other day and fell in love with the images! I would love to learn how to make them!

  • Heysemberg Uribe November 30, 2010 03:00 am

    I love HDR Photography because it is very eye-catching and it gives life to the pictures.
    I am new at photography and hope to learn HDR Photography soon.
    I hope I am the winner of one of the Video Tutorial Downloads. :-)
    DPS, thanks for all this vital information.

  • Sandy Oberg November 30, 2010 02:59 am

    HDR photography enhances what God has given us........so we may see more clearly.

  • Katie November 30, 2010 02:58 am

    I love HDR photography because of the detail you can capture with it. I love how it makes a surreal realism!

  • Craig W November 30, 2010 02:57 am

    I love experimenting with HDR. Someday I hope to be somewhere close to Trey in quality. The tutorials sure would help.

  • James Smock November 30, 2010 02:57 am

    I love HDR for bringing out the details in interior shots of old churches.

  • Matt Heltsley November 30, 2010 02:56 am

    Personally i feel HDR is the best way to get the dynamic range I want in my photos. I love to shoot HDR and have built my camera gear around the concept of shooting this way. I can turn an average scene into something special and beautiful just by incorporating a few more stops of dynamic range. Trey's guides have been invaluable in helping me find and refine my process and I am looking forward to watching this video as soon as I win it.

  • Ryan Orr November 30, 2010 02:55 am

    I just love HDR imagery. It's just simply one of the most exciting goals of mine to learn and master. I've done a few successful shots, but many MANY unsuccessful ones too. It would be exciting to if I could perfect it.

  • Avinash November 30, 2010 02:55 am

    I like HDR photography for the reason the images look very colorful then they are used to be and that brings a magical effect on the photos that I take :)

  • carolyn November 30, 2010 02:55 am

    I love HDR. It gives images emotion. Brings them to life. I'm a newbie and would absolutely love to learn from a master!!!

  • dave November 30, 2010 02:54 am

    i see a load of people's finished HDR shots and love how the colours pops off the page. would love to learn how to do it right.

  • Tanyale R. November 30, 2010 02:52 am

    I like HDR because it takes photography to another level and I would love to learn how to do it.

  • David November 30, 2010 02:52 am

    HDR allows me to render the emotional aspect of a scene, the essence that drew my attention in the first place and made me pull out my camera.

  • Jorge Pocas November 30, 2010 02:51 am

    I love the HDR because it gives me the chance to show with photos my real World!!!
    I can even go beyond and show what is hidden by revealing all the details in shadows and highlights, creating thus images that see more than my own eyes.

  • Stephanie Madeline November 30, 2010 02:51 am

    HDR enables me to not have to choose whether or not to have the subject or sky properly exposed. I can have both!

  • Gregg Diamant November 30, 2010 02:51 am

    HDR Photography is awesome because it brings photography into a true art form and in the post processing allows a photographer to really convey some of the feelings and atmosphere of the photo that they took.

  • Steve Cloke November 30, 2010 02:50 am

    HDR - more real than real.

  • Tim Dunn November 30, 2010 02:49 am

    How could you not love HDR, its the reason I got into photography. The images are amazingly beautiful with eye popping color and detail.

  • Derek November 30, 2010 02:48 am

    HDR has been an awesome tool for me as a beginner photographer. Trey Ratcliff is the one that I learned all the process from and I would love to get this for free lol.

  • Kimberly November 30, 2010 02:47 am

    I have a friend who does fantastic work with HDR and I would love to do the same. I love how it makes pictures stand; it's such a beautiful art form.

  • Brad Granger November 30, 2010 02:46 am

    I love HDR Photography for the amount of light that it brings to the photograph and how it brings out detail from the shadows.

  • Lenny Machin November 30, 2010 02:45 am

    I've been following Trey for over 1 year and love his work and tutorials. He definitely put the HDR bug in me, but I've never had the nerve to do serious work with HDR. I'm sure his DVD tutorial will help! Thanks.

  • Stephen L November 30, 2010 02:45 am

    I like the surreal element HDR can provide. Would be great to understand how to achieve subtle rather than exaggerated surrealism.

  • Anders Mard November 30, 2010 02:45 am

    I love HDR because when it's well made, like Trey's creations, it makes me want to go to the place where the pictures were taken, and experience it myself. Some of his art puts reality itself to shame.

  • Amr abdallah November 30, 2010 02:44 am

    I love hdr because it's a more accurate representation of what the naked eye sees and it captures the true essence of a scene. It makes one feel like they were there.

  • Jose Albanil November 30, 2010 02:44 am

    HDR really brings to life an image closer to what one remembers experience. I love the detail that is brought out.

  • Alberto R November 30, 2010 02:44 am

    I love HDR simply because with it I can catch all the light... and i like tutorials because HDR post-processing is not so easy to do!

  • Megan November 30, 2010 02:43 am

    I havent done a lot of HDR yet. Mainly because I dont know where to start. So hopefully this will help!

  • trish Lester November 30, 2010 02:43 am

    I love HDR! I can't wait to learn how to do it! Trey's work is truly awesome. I recently purchased a great camera, and I'm looking forward to using it to hopefully create some great and fun HDR.

  • Keith T. November 30, 2010 02:43 am

    I love Trey's work and have been following it for a few years now. I use basic HDR in my real estate work, but would like to get more creative with it, every time I try it just doesn't come out right! Hoping to pickup the tutorials some day

  • Matt November 30, 2010 02:42 am

    I like HDR because it seemingly blends reality with dreams. The mixing of tones makes the picture so vivid that it feels like you're dreaming, but this amount of detail could only be found while awake. My favorites shown here are the fireworks and the trees. The trees just looks like a land from a fantasy novel.

  • Nicole C. November 30, 2010 02:40 am

    HDR is what you wish everything looked like in reality. I wish I could create images even half this good!

  • Sarah Joy November 30, 2010 02:39 am

    It's so dramatic.

  • Betty Wisse November 30, 2010 02:38 am

    I love HDR photography because it puts a new spin on the same old stuff

  • J.Ed November 30, 2010 02:36 am

    I love the creative possibilities that HDR provides. Everything from real to surreal, your choice.

  • KOK November 30, 2010 02:35 am

    I love hdr because the pictures look way more alive and the entire atmosphere of the scene is caught so much better

  • Josh Starliper November 30, 2010 02:35 am

    HDR done right can be really awesome.

  • Peggy November 30, 2010 02:35 am

    I'm primarily an animal photographer, but Trey's photos have intrigued me so I'm just starting to experiment with HDR. I'd love to learn more.

  • Skye hallberg November 30, 2010 02:35 am

    I adore HDR work because it's so revealing and richly emotional"

  • Nav Tombros November 30, 2010 02:35 am

    I admire HDR because it blurs the boundary of reality. With HDR you can create an image that is nearly realistic to the human eye, and you can even push it further to where the photograph is borderline a dreamworld - a hyper-realistic, colorful realm that only the imagination itself could fathom.

  • Luke November 30, 2010 02:34 am

    I recently did a project in my photography class at college, and it was to make two HDR photos, one had to be realistic, and the other was supposed to be more of a surrealistic photo. It was incredible to me what could be done when you joint the photos. The options were expanded greatly. I love all of the flexibility that is afforded through HDR. We didn't spend much time on all of the different settings in Photoshop, so it was just a guess and check, play around with the sliders to see what they do. I came out with some pretty good shots. One of them was of a creek, and the other was of a sunrise. With the three different photos of the creek, it really portrayed a lot of movement, which was effective in the photo. The second with the sunset was really stunning. I was able to bring out so much color in the brights parts of the sky, but it still had detail in the darker parts. I have been interested in HDR ever since my brother told me about it. I have tried to work with various photos, but there are times when it just doesn't come out right. I would love to learn more about HDR, and what it can accomplish.

  • Jimi Nyland November 30, 2010 02:33 am

    I love HDR because is more closely represents everything the eye can see in a scene...

  • js macdonald November 30, 2010 02:33 am

    I have only succeeded 3 times so far in my HDR adventures.....but I love it. The depth can be awe inspiring. It has the potential to bring the mundane to life and turn the real in the surreal!

  • KERRIE November 30, 2010 02:33 am

    I love the depth of life, and vibrant color that Trey can add to his photos with this program. I think it gives them a appeal that is like candy to the eye.

  • Trisha November 30, 2010 02:33 am

    I would love to learn more about HDR!

  • Yvette November 30, 2010 02:32 am

    Hi James,

    I see a lot of people have experience with HDR or at least know what it is. To be honest, I have no clue at all.....
    When I look at the photos on Trey Ratcliff’s website I feel I can only dream about taking photo's like him, they are absolutely amazing.

    I'm just starting out in photography, I'm taking classes at the community college and love absolutely everything I learn about photography. I learned a lot already and I know I have a long way to go. Digital Photography School is one of the resources I use to read, see and learn, and it's definitely my favorite website!!

    I realize that it will be a very difficult decision to choose who gets the tutorial, there are so many people who want it. Well, I hope I have convinced you to give me one of the tutorials, I could without doubt use it!!

    Thanx!!
    Yvette

  • Jimi Nyland November 30, 2010 02:32 am

    I love HDR because is more closely represents everything the eye can see in a scene...

  • tcoughlin November 30, 2010 02:31 am

    HDR often differentiates vs. image sea of similarity. Also, my son's name is Trey too :-)

  • Jim Denham November 30, 2010 02:30 am

    First and foremost, HDR Photography is fun. It allows for the creative side of my brain to get exercised. HDR gives each of us of the opportunity to deliver an image the way we interpret it rather than the way a camera does. It brings out textures and tones that otherwise would not be accented. I love it!

  • Bill November 30, 2010 02:29 am

    I really like the ability to enhance your photographs by using HDR. If anyone questions this statement, all they would have to do is see the examples shown in this article!

  • Rachelle November 30, 2010 02:28 am

    I love HDR because it makes the photo come alive for me. It's more true to my mind's memory of the scene, the light, the color, the feeling of really being there.

  • StarVue November 30, 2010 02:27 am

    I like the way HDR can enhance the beauty of your subject. I have only worked with HDR a couple of times and I was pleased with the results but I would like to learn more.. To catch one moment of time and then turn it into an HDR to make it come alive is amazing. Mr. Radcliff's HDRs are so a live and tangible. All of the above photos are great but I love the horse, it is like you can reach out and touch him.

  • Jared November 30, 2010 02:27 am

    I love HDR! The process adds incredible emotion to photos.

  • Doug van Kampen November 30, 2010 02:27 am

    HDR photography gives me the ability (through careful processing) to capture through a digital SLR camera, what was previously thought impossible. By bracketing several images, I can pick and choose the light values throughout the entire image by masking certain areas with the different corresponding exposures of the same image. It gives me the ability to show, in my minds eye, exactly the way I want the image to look. This produces images of extreme depth and realism, without making them look fake, like a painting, or over processed. I don't look at it as another way of making an image, but rather, another way of processing an image....from conception to final product!

  • Lisa Griffis November 30, 2010 02:26 am

    I just entered digital photography and am interested in the HDR process because it represents the phtographers impressions and emotions when he/she views a scene. The results are as individual as the artist. Although many pureists reject this new process, I believ that HDR is only the beginning of whats to come to make the ordinary look extraordinary!

  • Pawel November 30, 2010 02:26 am

    I love HDR photography becasue its something new (something that inspires me more)

  • Jennifer Barnes November 30, 2010 02:25 am

    I've only recently discovered HDR and love it because of the depth and life it brings to photos. When done well, it is absolutely spectacular! Unfortunately, despite my passion for it, there are still so many things I need to learn before I can start doing it well. I've asked for the tutorial for Christmas, but I'm crossing my fingers that maybe I'll get lucky with this contest.

  • Pulsman November 30, 2010 02:24 am

    HDR is great for photo enhancing! And Trey is a master in that category.

  • Chelsea Lyons November 30, 2010 02:24 am

    I love looking at HDR photography it's so pretty! Would love to get this book so I can learn about it!!!!

  • Sharkbayte November 30, 2010 02:23 am

    I love HDR because it allows you to make your photos pop!

  • Stan Olson November 30, 2010 02:22 am

    I really enjoy HDR photography. It brings out details you normally don't see with just one exposure. It can also bring a unique perspective to a scene. Thanks!

  • Joe LaBarge November 30, 2010 02:22 am

    I'm still learning about HDR photography, but I love it because its about capturing what our eye sees!

  • Prab Reyes November 30, 2010 02:22 am

    I learned of HDR through Trey, and it has opened my eyes to the other possibilities of photography. What used to be dull and uninspiring for me has become colorful and engaging all of a sudden. Now, whenever I take a picture, I always try and see the different ways on how wonderful the scene would look if it was an HDR image. I owe it all to Trey.

  • Ron Berdahl November 30, 2010 02:21 am

    I love the quality of work that is produced by HDR Photography, it brings a whole new dimension to photography. I'd like to learn this technique step by step, from a real pro like Trey Ratcliff - his work is truly amazing!

  • Eric November 30, 2010 02:20 am

    I love the look of HDR done right. I haven't mastered the "done right" part yet. This would help out.

  • Kevin Crader November 30, 2010 02:20 am

    Trey's work has inspired me to try HDR!

  • B. Keck November 30, 2010 02:19 am

    HDT helps to make a photo POP. It can turn a great photo into an amazing photo. HDR can give a whole new view to photography, a specific photo, and to life. It can also allow each photographer to express themselves in more ways than the other great photos they take and do not use HDR techniques. I would love to learn more about HDR. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Brandon

  • sue dericks November 30, 2010 02:19 am

    HDR has changed the way I view and process my photos. I fell for it about a year ago and have had tremendous results!

  • Greg November 30, 2010 02:18 am

    HDR photos show even the most mundane every day objects in a completely new light. Trey has some of the most incredible photos that I have ever seen and would love to learn how to do even half as well as he does.

  • Spencer Jones November 30, 2010 02:17 am

    HDR brings the captivating reality around us to life in an image.

  • Dante Rivera November 30, 2010 02:17 am

    i love HDR because it gives nice color to the picture and in most cases it allows me to do some painterly like photos. Trey's works are awesome!

  • Cheryl Ross November 30, 2010 02:17 am

    Love listening to you on Leo! Still new to photography and this really stands out. I get a lot of help thru our local camera club but this would be great to get a jump on them.

  • Tim November 30, 2010 02:17 am

    HDR is to photography what Thomas Kinkade is to painting.

  • John November 30, 2010 02:16 am

    HDR has been a part of my photographic toolbox since I read how to make subtle HDR here on DPS! I love throwing some mild HDR photos into a group and seeing if anyone notices the difference. Thanks DPS for sharing the love.

  • Kathy Schroeder November 30, 2010 02:16 am

    I love the look and want to learn how to achieve professional HDR results.

  • Anita November 30, 2010 02:16 am

    ... what a difference good HDR can make !!! Trey is really amazing !!

  • Nikki November 30, 2010 02:16 am

    I love HDR because, when done well, it produces an image possessing a surreal sense of depth and dimension. Like stepping into a Dali painting. And how can anyone look at Trey's images, above, and not be awed by the mastery of his craft?

  • Allison Marshall November 30, 2010 02:14 am

    Wow! I am a newbie at HDR, but would love to learn it especially with a great teacher!

    Thanks Trey & DPS!

  • Andrei November 30, 2010 02:14 am

    I love HDR because it creates a fascinating non existing world!

  • Michael Johnson November 30, 2010 02:13 am

    I love HDR because it is different and I like to push myself to create better images. HDR is another tool that allows me to do that.

  • Chrissie November 30, 2010 02:12 am

    HDR adds ao much more depth to an image.....one image now has endless possibilities from the surreal to the almost 3d effect. Just love it!

  • chelsea lyons November 30, 2010 02:12 am

    I love looking at HDR photography I have no idea how to do it so this book would be awesome!!!!

  • Gail November 30, 2010 02:12 am

    As a beginner in HDRI photography this tutorial would make all the difference in my photos. Please, please, pretty please!

  • Missie G November 30, 2010 02:12 am

    Photography is all about capturing every day moments. With HDR, the pictures seem to come more alive allowing you to experience the moment every time you look at them.
    I would like to be able to better understand HDR and capture life’s moments better.

  • Chrissie November 30, 2010 02:12 am

    HDR adds ao much more depth to an image.....one image now has endless possibilities from the surreal to the almost 3d effect. Just love it!

  • Steve November 30, 2010 02:12 am

    HDR offers a dramatic way to present a photo of a scene that is a surreal "photograph", but closer to what the human eye sees. It is just another tool in the toolbox to make impactful images.

  • Logan November 30, 2010 02:11 am

    HDR is something I've only dabbled in thus far. I'd like to dive into it a bit deeper and this would certainly help!

  • Hana November 30, 2010 02:11 am

    I am in love HDR becasue of the experimenting and great colors (most of the time), it's really fun plus everybody loves my photos now :-)

  • jamie November 30, 2010 02:11 am

    It's epic

  • Harry November 30, 2010 02:10 am

    I love HDR photography because it has a unique look and I can present what I saw at that certain moment with awesome details.

  • Mary November 30, 2010 02:10 am

    I love Trey's photography! HDR is photographic magic!

  • Umair November 30, 2010 02:10 am

    I like HDR for the additional dimension of imagination that it adds to a scene. It adds the elements of feeling and sensation.
    You may be in a particular mood when taking your shot. I believe hdr captures that as well.
    You get to retain the feeling of how the wind was blowing, how the light was shining, and you may like a particular subject that a simple picture can wash out that you can bring to the front with HDR.
    so to me it is the dimension of imagination that hdr adds

  • Vivek November 30, 2010 02:10 am

    Love HDR, but am not good at it!

  • Lisa November 30, 2010 02:09 am

    I love HDR because it gives such a much more detailed, magical quality to photos. Its the closest I'll get to having actual artistic talent, lol.

  • SVS Harsha November 30, 2010 02:08 am

    I love HDR technique because it does what a camera cannot do. A camera is not capable of recording the entire dynaimc range of light. HDR's are created by taking multiple shots exposed for the highlights, mid-tones and shadows separately.

  • DZhonny November 30, 2010 02:08 am

    i'd love to have one

  • Robert November 30, 2010 02:07 am

    I'm new to HDR and I like the way it makes things just the way we see them, all most like 3D.

  • Michael Kleih November 30, 2010 02:07 am

    Detail, detail, DETAIL! HDR is almost unbelievable! The artistic possibilities are incredible and Trey is the master at exquisite HDR!

  • Elizabeth November 30, 2010 02:06 am

    HDR captures the colors in our life.

  • Wayne Frost November 30, 2010 02:06 am

    HDR technique allows me to capture a much greater range of light values through my lens and photo sensor enabling me to create intrinsic representations of the images I see in my mind's eye.

  • Stevie Spiers November 30, 2010 02:05 am

    I love HDR photography as it can make simple subjects become WOW! subjects

  • Megs November 30, 2010 02:05 am

    I've always been interested in learning HDR, I think it takes Photography even further into the world of Modern Art.
    Learning from the "master' would just be awesome.

  • Senshi November 30, 2010 02:04 am

    your images is time immortalized. like a window into that one moment, time and place

  • Mikael H. Møller November 30, 2010 02:04 am

    I love the HDR pictures because it is a complely new look on our world, there are so may Item/situations that by HDR picture will is even more beutiful than what we are able to see with our own eye. HDR is an Art!

    Thank for a nice website..!

  • Michael Krahl November 30, 2010 02:04 am

    I think the HDR process adds a ton of depth to the collection of photos. It really "pops" all of the colors and the transformation is amazing. I am still quite new to all of this but I am constantly looking at Trey's photos trying to get a better understanding of how the process actually works. My photos still need a quite a bit of work but I am getting there. :)

  • Eugene November 30, 2010 02:04 am

    HDR allows me to produce photos that show detail in the highlights and the shadows.

  • Abhishek November 30, 2010 02:04 am

    I like HDR photography because it gives another dimension to the entire photo. A kind of supernatural look to it!

  • Heather Lang November 30, 2010 02:03 am

    HDR is an incredible process. Photographs with HDR get more attention drawn to it and gives it a surreal feeling. I would love to get more into but first need to learn! :)

  • Ted November 30, 2010 02:03 am

    I like HDR photography because you can take an ordinary looking scene and turn it into a work of art.

  • Charlie November 30, 2010 02:03 am

    I've been dyin' to see Trey's video, but it just isn't in the budget. His tutorial got me started in HDR and I'm hooked!

  • Robert Lynch November 30, 2010 02:02 am

    HDR is awesome.

  • Hank November 30, 2010 02:02 am

    I use this technique photographing classical performers on stage.... amazing! Your work is a true inspiration!

  • Ray November 30, 2010 02:02 am

    Have followed Trey's work for a number of years and use his images as the standard against which I judge my mine. I am a professional real estate photographer and use HDRI as a competitive advantage and a market place differentiator. Agents who are marketing higher end products love the distinctive look HDRI provides.

  • Trish Atkins November 30, 2010 02:01 am

    I have been following Trey's work for some time now and am just about saved up to buy my first camera that will enable me start taking HDR photos. Trey's work has literally inspired me to get "the bigger picture". I have always liked to do macro photography. Now I want to try to capture images of everyday life. I would love to be able to learn to bring out the awesome in the ordinary.

  • kevin November 30, 2010 02:01 am

    Love it for its ability to bring out colors in a way regular pictures can't. And for the painterly effect. And that Trey's work is fantastical !

  • Jerod November 30, 2010 02:01 am

    HDR is a beautiful method of bringing out the unique aspects of many scenes that would otherwise be missed. I have yet to try put together an HDR that I am proud of so I could really use this!

  • Rik November 30, 2010 02:01 am

    I absolutely have fallen in love with HDR. First tried it with my Nikon D100, then my D200 and recently I purchased the D7000 and really want to start pushing further down the path of learning HDR. This would be a huge win to learn more from the master! Fingers crossed!!!

  • Ed Llerandi November 30, 2010 02:01 am

    Just love it, nice inspiration

  • Olaf | YaYapas November 30, 2010 02:01 am

    HDR and especially Trey's photos were one of the reasons I switched from taking photos only at holidays to an all year activity. At the moment I like the more natural look of HDR pictures but Trey's work is always a great source of inspiration.

  • Wayne Berry November 30, 2010 02:00 am

    HDR allows me to portray a scene as I actually saw it. I can be as natural or as creative as I choose. That's why I love HDR.

  • Aaron Brown November 30, 2010 02:00 am

    I love HDR photography because it simply allows me to display a greater range of light within my given scene.

  • Jason November 30, 2010 01:59 am

    I like HDR because of how it allows the picture to come to life

  • John November 30, 2010 01:58 am

    I love HDR because of the high contrast and brilliant colors.

  • John Morgan November 30, 2010 01:58 am

    I love HDR photography because it shows more than my eye sees, it shows what my mind sees.

  • Richard November 30, 2010 01:58 am

    I've been studying HDR like crazy lately but have still not managed to quite get it down pat. This would be a great tool.

  • Erica November 30, 2010 01:57 am

    I am truly amazed at the beauty Trey can find in a world that can often times be so drab and ugly.

  • Jon Cromwell November 30, 2010 01:57 am

    I love how you can get some much detail in HDR, as well as making the photo look a painting in some cases. I love the effect on reflective surfaces for the most!

  • mateo November 30, 2010 01:56 am

    I think HDR makes regular images look magical.

  • John November 30, 2010 01:56 am

    I love HDR because I love photography and can bring photography to the new leavel !!

  • Christian DeVries November 30, 2010 01:55 am

    I love the vibrant colors and surreal feeling.

  • Chris November 30, 2010 01:55 am

    I love the ammount of detail captured by HDR. Done right, HDR can be extremely pleasing to look at.

  • Brian Davis November 30, 2010 01:55 am

    Loving the prospects of HDR. I have an HDR project waiting to be started on.

  • Ed Quilty November 30, 2010 01:54 am

    I just love the effect of HDR!

  • Z.P. Stephens November 30, 2010 01:54 am

    HDR photography is a great way to start translating your vision to a sharable form. Often times what we see in our mind is not reproducible. This process has opened up new, unique and amazing doors. Not only is it photography but it is also a great art form.

  • Ron Warren November 30, 2010 01:54 am

    This HDR business is really growing on me!

  • Suzanne November 30, 2010 01:53 am

    I need help! Pick me, pick me! : )

  • Kelly November 30, 2010 01:53 am

    Honestly, I didn't even know what HDR photography was... so the photos above really peaked my interest. Just read a little about it and this seems like an amazing process that I would love to learn more about. The photos offer so much more detail then what you can achieve with a properly exposed image.

  • NorthGeorgiaGal November 30, 2010 01:52 am

    Well having just purchased Nik Software's hdr efex pro.. and starting to do more landscape photography, I find the HDR process can be invaluable to lift the picture off the page and need all the education I can get!

    Cheers,
    NGG

  • Inaki November 30, 2010 01:52 am

    How couldn´t one love just another tool for making great images? looking at Trey´s photos is a great way to open the mind.

  • John November 30, 2010 01:51 am

    I love the vivid colors and contrasts of the HDR photos. I am really interested in it and only dream about creating such wonder, artistic photos.

  • Jude November 30, 2010 01:50 am

    Love looking at HDR - it would be fantastic to be able tocreate my own HDR images :)

  • Lisa November 30, 2010 01:50 am

    Amazing detail! So much information. Don't understand HDR but would love to.

  • Kathryn Cole November 30, 2010 01:47 am

    HDR is why I wake up everyday! I love the way it pulls you into the photograph. I have yet to learn it our how to use it, but I am a huge fan of the style.

  • CyberOgre November 30, 2010 01:47 am

    I love how HDR brings a new level of vibrancy to a picture. It has the ability to take the mundane and make it extraordinary!

  • Kim November 30, 2010 01:46 am

    I love HDR because it looks more like the what we see with our own two eyes, it looks REAL.

  • Mistiza November 30, 2010 01:45 am

    I like Trey's work and it is something new to learn.

  • Avman9000 November 30, 2010 01:45 am

    HDR allows me to be able to choose my photo after a shoot. If I want, I can have the most realistic photo, a painted look, or if all else fails I still have a normally exposed photo to work with.

  • JCRenaud November 30, 2010 01:44 am

    I have been dabbling with HDR for a few years now and I see my work slowly evolving. I still need to perfect my overall workflow and transition from Photomatix to Photoshop. Great blog, Trey!

  • Carlos Munoz November 30, 2010 01:42 am

    A book we were waiting for. HDR is amazing, it shows a different view, sometimes surreal. I would like to have the chance to learn and improve this technique.

  • Pat November 30, 2010 01:42 am

    Love, love, love Trey's work. Just beginning to explore the nuts and bolts of HDR photography for myself...need another 8 hours in each day to devote to learning! Trey's site has been most enlightening!

  • melia hartley November 30, 2010 01:42 am

    i would love to learn more about HDR

  • credo2k7 November 30, 2010 01:41 am

    HDR is amazing, which can draw people in our picture. It give something that sometime close to you eye seeing. I love it

  • keith bladen November 30, 2010 01:41 am

    I have never used hdr but would love to try it the above-mentioned photos do bring them to life

  • Daniel November 30, 2010 01:40 am

    I love HDR because it captures way more than your eye can, which I think is amazing.

  • Eric November 30, 2010 01:40 am

    I love HDR because, although anybody with the right tools can make HDR images, it takes talent, skills, and patience to generate truly beautiful pieces of art that capture the full dynamic range of the photo while preserving the realistic qualities of the shots.

  • Mark November 30, 2010 01:39 am

    I love seeing what a good HDR photographer can bring out in an image. I hope to win a copy so that my HDR attempts can move beyond the "Um, that's an interesting picture" stage.

  • Jozef Vaclavik November 30, 2010 01:39 am

    what i like about HDR is that HDR photos are taking the world the way it is.. not overburn, not too dark.. just the way it is :-D and also.. HDR is fun :-D it makes even beginners (as I) to make awesome photos!

  • David November 30, 2010 01:38 am

    I like HDR images for the same reason I like to shoot with a macro lens. You get a new perspective on an everyday item. Macros and HDRs give you details you might normally miss.

  • margaret November 30, 2010 01:38 am

    HDR is fun! Trey is fun!

  • Jan Gilbert November 30, 2010 01:37 am

    HDR takes the unshootable and makes it shootable.

  • Ben November 30, 2010 01:37 am

    HDR backgrounds rock, especially when used in combination with an edgy portrait! Can't get enough of HDR landscapes as they bring so much dimension and really create a rich viewing experience for the viewer.

  • Bob November 30, 2010 01:36 am

    Sign me up! I love how HDR allows you to more accurately depict what I saw with my eye.

  • Dave November 30, 2010 01:36 am

    HDR's bring out all the colors of a photograph that can't been seen in normal photos. Trey's photos are amazing and he has inspired me to start taking them myself..

  • Kayne Parrish November 30, 2010 01:35 am

    I love HDR photography cause the way it captures the lighting just shows up to an impossibly realistic look. I would love to learn how to do this!!!

  • Jaime November 30, 2010 01:35 am

    HDR is one of the reasons I've become very passionate on photography.. love the drama that can be added.

  • Brian Roberts November 30, 2010 01:35 am

    I love HDR because you can make the ordinary look extraordinary. I look in amazement at the artistic photos Trey and others have done. I have only started HDR but look forward to when I can do what these other HDR photogs have done.

    I love this blog too!

  • Ryan November 30, 2010 01:33 am

    I recently got into photography. I had a friend introduce me to HDR photography and I think I've fallen in love. It really brings the elements of photography to life! It's really fun to experiment with different pictures and to see the results.

  • Celesta November 30, 2010 01:30 am

    I like HDR photography, because it gives a photographer new artistic opportunities to explore.

  • Alan Yong November 30, 2010 01:30 am

    HDRs awesome! it livens up otherwise dull images.

  • Karen November 30, 2010 01:28 am

    I love HDR photography coz it brings an image to life, Those details lost in the shadows wake up and shine. Clouds and skies have so much more depth, perspective is enhanced. Used on indoor scenes and objects it seems to /can give a strange retro look to things and metals really do shine! HDR gives us a much more 'real' version of what lies before us and not what the camera 'thinks' we can see. Of course, it has to be suble...I'm not lovin' those funky halo effects!

  • Barb November 30, 2010 01:28 am

    I love HDR because it brings a photo to life - you see all the texture and shadows/highlights of the image!

  • Allen Mowery November 30, 2010 01:27 am

    I love HDR primarily because of the detailed, lifelike images it produces. I have been a huge fan of Trey's work for a while and follow him rather religiously on Flickr.

  • Emma Harrison November 30, 2010 01:26 am

    I love HDR for the sense of drama it creates. I'm a huge drama queen! It also better represents what I see with my own eyes when other photos are so 2 dimensional.

  • Mark November 30, 2010 01:26 am

    I have been following Trey's work for some time. He has really sparked so much interest in HDR. He's the Ansel Adams of HDR. While I have created my own HDR work, getting tips from Trey would go a long way to improving it.

  • David L. November 30, 2010 01:26 am

    I like it because it's so surreal!!

  • Chad November 30, 2010 01:26 am

    I'm loving learning the HDR process (thanks in large part to Trey's tutorial) because it lets me produce pictures that remind me of the actual scene I experienced, rather than a flat, narrow-range photo.

  • Geoff Smith November 30, 2010 01:25 am

    I love how HDR brings out the colors of the sky while preserving the foreground in landscape shots. I also love the punchy colors and contrast. I would love to learn HDR from the best in the business...Trey Ratcliff.

  • Mark November 30, 2010 01:24 am

    I love HDR as a tool to create more exciting landscape photographs. I first learned the basics of HDR from Trey's free tutorials, and would love to learn more from his DVD.

  • Tim Collie November 30, 2010 01:24 am

    HDR has given me a way in something I love doing - photography

  • Agustin Rafael C. Reyes November 30, 2010 01:23 am

    HDR has become an expensive brand. If I win this, I will definitely share my acquired knowledge to those who can't afford.

  • Steve November 30, 2010 01:22 am

    I love the surreal effects you can create, especially the skies. I also like how the foreground of a photo can be lightened evenly.

  • Rhonda November 30, 2010 01:20 am

    HDR puts on the screen what is in my mind. I really really really really want to learn to do this so others can see the images in my mind.

  • Ceri Vale November 30, 2010 01:19 am

    I could do with a new perspective on my photography. Fingers crossed

  • Lee November 30, 2010 01:18 am

    I've been a fan of Treys for some time and luckily got to meet him on his London photo walk, he's a great down to earth guy and willing to help people as much as he can. I didn't get chance to go to the workshop and I have no money so to win this download would be fantastic!

  • BOB November 30, 2010 01:17 am

    I would love to learn how to make the colors and shadows "pop" by using HDR. I truly enjoy his work and I would love to learn from one who obviously knows how to use HDR efficiently.

  • Sasha November 30, 2010 01:16 am

    I love a good HDR image when it just takes my breath away

  • Serge November 30, 2010 01:15 am

    Like Trey said in his speech about HDR, reality is not what the camera can capture, it's what's captured in memory. Our eyes see much more depth than the average camera so when shooting out from a window, we know, depsite the evidence of the photo, that the room was not pitch black with a sunny window. HDR comes closest to bridging that gap between a mental picture and the technological limitation of a camera.

  • Dean Massalsky November 30, 2010 01:14 am

    I love HDR because for me, it adds life to shots I thought were otherwise lifeless.What it adds to already great shots is immeasurable. I NEED this Dvd.....Very much a beginner at it, and have heard and heard about Trey from Scott Bourne....Puh-leeeze?

  • Matt November 30, 2010 01:13 am

    I love HDR photography because it is fun!

  • Brent November 30, 2010 01:13 am

    I like HDR photography cause it opens up a world which normal photography doesn't see. This makes it surreal and out of this world! Often makes a very eye catching image.

  • Elaine November 30, 2010 01:13 am

    Looking at those incredible images, do I really need to answer? When it's well done, it's breathtaking.

  • Duluk November 30, 2010 01:12 am

    I like HDR because sometimes graduated neutral density filters won't work for the shot (it's often not a straight demarcation of where the exposure differences lie). And I'm lazy and would rather let the software handle it than use Photoshop and multiple exposures and masking, etc. :)

    I would like to improve my techniques though (especially the masking part since it is still required for some shots :)) And Trey generally does a good job of not making his final images look too crazy.... ;)

  • Chris November 30, 2010 01:09 am

    I like HDR because pictures taken this way are more like what human eye can see.

  • Paul Thompson November 30, 2010 01:08 am

    I love how it brings out the details of an image, and it just give me goosebumps when done right...

  • Lisa November 30, 2010 01:07 am

    I've tried HDR, but it baffles and frustrates me. I need clear instruction and a better understanding of the process.

  • Joey Millard November 30, 2010 01:07 am

    Good HDR shows me a new perspective, it gives new life to old scenes. That's why I love it. I wish that I could be better at it! Thank you!

  • ahempel November 30, 2010 01:05 am

    I love HDR because it brings out all of the smallest detail in the image.

  • John Vincent November 30, 2010 01:04 am

    HDR=Zone System on Steroids! LOL

  • Kevin November 30, 2010 01:04 am

    i love HDR because it's dramatic and can potentially add lots of great detail to a shot.

  • Dean November 30, 2010 01:03 am

    Knowing how to use HDR is as important as knowing when to use HDR :)

  • Jack November 30, 2010 01:02 am

    I love HDR and the dramatic effect you can give to skys.

  • Lyn Caudle November 30, 2010 01:01 am

    The Light!

  • Frederick Gonzales November 30, 2010 01:01 am

    HDR brings out the WOW of a photo.. it brings the photo into life

  • Lawrrence November 30, 2010 01:01 am

    I enjoy messing around with HDR!

  • S.E. Samuels November 30, 2010 12:59 am

    HDR photography can be an artistic experession of the subject, background and key visual points. It offers another medium in which to produce art. Additionally, I would like to try HDR with less saturation/vibrance to see the result when more closely approaching 'traditional' color/saturation photographic representation; but with the optimized exposures of HDR.

  • Joseph November 30, 2010 12:58 am

    it's simply awesome.

  • ArtieB November 30, 2010 12:58 am

    I love HDR, because in every photo, you can see a soul and nature of it. Just like a human, someone is joyful, someone else gloomy.

  • Patrícia November 30, 2010 12:56 am

    HDR gives you the possibility to express and create new ways of looking at the same thing. It creates worlds of light.

  • Karena November 30, 2010 12:56 am

    Oh! The possibilities! Teach me please....

  • Shaun Fisher November 30, 2010 12:54 am

    I think taking several visions and merging the real into one, sometimes surreal, photo is awesome & would love the chance to improve my technique.

  • Skip November 30, 2010 12:54 am

    HDR is what defines what the digital world is about. Without having to really manipulate the actual photo you can give any bland photo a mystical quality, but when it is crafted by an expert who has a complete understanding of the intricacies of the technology it is truly amazing. Technology and art blended into one. A photo art I would love to get more involved in.

  • Mary Phillips November 30, 2010 12:54 am

    I love HDR for the depth and the dynamic and somewhat surreal quality that it has.

  • Dave November 30, 2010 12:54 am

    I tend to do a lot of exposure blending in my landscape shooting and generally don't like using HDR on a whole image. Instead, I layer my exposures together (in Gimp) and include an HDR image in the mix so that I can utilize the parts of the HDR image which were beneficial - especially the tricky areas like the horizon. It helps me achieve a more natural result without going overboard.

  • Geraldine November 30, 2010 12:54 am

    Because HDR makes epic photos! So epic, you'll jizz in your pants! ;D

  • Jakub November 30, 2010 12:53 am

    Love HDR to capture the darks of the deep night and the lights of all the office buildings!

  • Adam Carlson November 30, 2010 12:53 am

    I like HDR because it is new and exciting. I find it amazing that after years and years we are still able to come up with new and exciting things that change photography. Now if I could only learn to do it myself! lol

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sheila November 30, 2010 12:53 am

    I love the way HDR adds to the detail of photos. Every tiny blade of grass or leaf pops out.

  • Jeanne Bohl November 30, 2010 12:52 am

    I love HDR because pictures can be made to look like I wanted my drawings and paintings to look like, when I was able to draw and paint!

  • Quito November 30, 2010 12:52 am

    HDR is awesome because it really shows the world in a different way, even if it is from the same perspective of a human eye. HDR evokes the most emotion among all photography styles/techniques. HDR, what's not to like? :D

  • JohnS November 30, 2010 12:51 am

    I do HDR, but not well. I have plenty of room for improvement.

  • Chris November 30, 2010 12:50 am

    HDR is a fantastic way to create a photograph in situations where conventional photography cannot. I love it! Oh, and it looks fantastic on architecture.

  • Dmitry November 30, 2010 12:50 am

    I love HDR because that is the way I would like to see the world =)

  • Greg Helms November 30, 2010 12:48 am

    Looks like fun and I would like to learn how to do it.

  • Pedro November 30, 2010 12:47 am

    Trey has brought a fresh breath of air into my photography. I now see the world through my camera lens in a completely novel way.

  • Scott Ackerman November 30, 2010 12:46 am

    HDR allows you to capture an image that is close to what the eyes really see. This allows you to create a more realistic likeness of the scene you are trying to capture.

  • Edwin Dumke November 30, 2010 12:46 am

    I like HDR becasue it captures the whole range of light.

  • EZC November 30, 2010 12:45 am

    Wow, this is great.
    I love HDR.

  • Nabil November 30, 2010 12:45 am

    HDR was the reason i started taking photography seriously. You don't have to be a rocket scientist in order to create a high dynamic photo. With adequate processing it shows the viewers the exposure from which the eye would have catched which could not be detected by modern expensive cameras. And the results are always breathtaking!

  • Mike Bright November 30, 2010 12:45 am

    I love HDR and I must thank Trey for all his hard work showing us how to take that perfect image.
    To me HDR brings more depth and colour to any image and it also helps us to be more creative with our skills.
    Fingers crossed }:0)
    Mike

  • Glenn72 November 30, 2010 12:43 am

    I love how HDR can create lifelike images by increasing dynamic range or decrease lifelike by giving photos an artistic quality.

  • Manuel November 30, 2010 12:42 am

    I love HDR, cuz with this techiniche you can get awsome images!!! I love it!!!!

  • Marcus November 30, 2010 12:42 am

    I have been doing HDR for about a year now and would love to learn from the master.

  • Pearl November 30, 2010 12:40 am

    I love the vibrancy of HDR photography! The colors are always amazing.

  • Adam Gordon November 30, 2010 12:39 am

    I love HDR because it has made me a more disciplined and patient photographer. It has really helped me to choose my shots thoughtfully and carefully instead of just snapping them off. Thanks Trey!

  • Syd November 30, 2010 12:39 am

    HDR gives you so much more range of tone - a much more realistic view of what you are seeing for a large landscape scene. I love to do them when I get to a good place to shoot.

  • Carmine November 30, 2010 12:38 am

    I love HDR photos because they're funny to shot and produce and colors are umbelievable.

  • J. Walker November 30, 2010 12:38 am

    I like an HDR's ability to better represent the range that the eye can see.

  • Alan Reynolds November 30, 2010 12:38 am

    I love HDR photography because with proper post-processing it can communicate the feeling of the scene in a new and exciting way.

  • Ben November 30, 2010 12:38 am

    Love the added depth HDR can give to wide contrast range subject mater.

  • Photoboothguy November 30, 2010 12:37 am

    HDRs...bright and colorful, and very dramatic. Gotta love it.