Captain Kimo’s HDR Portrait E-book

Apr 19, 2011 | tutorials

Coming Soon for $19.95 – Available in June

My recent two months in Thailand visiting my family has been more than a relaxing experience, it has given me the opportunity to shoot more portraits. With these portraits I’ve been able to work on a new HDR technique. This processing style produces a look that I’ve been trying to achieve since I started HDR photography. These HDR portraits have a very illustrative style to them. I feel these portraits have the ability to tell a story beyond a simple photograph. The style allows the viewer’s imagination to run free, giving them a new experience that a typical photograph would otherwise be incapable of achieving.

Now that I’ve perfected the technique and finished designing the Photoshop Action I will begin working on the new tutorial or e-book. This e-book will show you how to use the Photoshop Action and how to produce three different types of affects with the action; photo-stylized, photo-illustrative and photo-artistic.

Example of each style can be seen below…

The programs needed to get the affects above are Photomatix Pro, Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements and the Topaz Photoshop Bundle. Without these programs you won’t be able to run the Photoshop Action or produce the same look. Believe me I’ve tried to figure out a processing technique without using the other programs and I never came close to anything similar.

All programs are compatible with both MAC and Windows OS. Captain Kimo’s HDR Portrait e-book and Photoshop Action will be available some time May or June. Price for HDR Portrait e-book and action will be set at $19.95US.