Welcome to our HDR Learning Center, produced in partnership with HDRsoft (makers of Photomatix).
- To get started, check out our HDR Primer
- To download a free trial of Photomatix
- A list of Auto Exposure Bracketing settings by camera model
- Get inspired by great HDR photographers
Our Google+ HDR Hangout
Recent Posts About HDR
- Use an Edge for Stability
- Museum Phoneography | Shooting in Places that Aren’t Camera-Friendly
- Photomatix 5 is Released
- Want Better Smartphone Photos? Shoot with HDR
- Check Out Some Great Photo Training — Now On Your Mac
- How crowd sourcing led to an HDR adventure
- Contrast is King: Quick Tip for Autumn Colors
- Five Basic Things You Need To Know Before You Make HDR Photographs
- Save the Date — Our First Google+ Hangout
- Don’t Let Bad Light Keep You From Making Photographs — Try HDR
- Trey Ratcliff Explains His History with HDR
- Joel Grimes: Commercial & Advertising Portraiture
- Photographers Tamara Lackey & Joel Grimes plus Facebook’s New Policy — Photofocus Podcast 9/15/13
- Creating a Waterfall Image
- Mastering Exposure, HDR, and Meet The New Team — Photofocus Podcast 9/5/13
- Don’t Be an HDR Hater — Exploring The Aesthetic Benefits
- How to Get Black and White Photos That Pop
- How Many Exposures Should You Shoot for Great HDR Images?
- More on Ron Pepper — Panoramic and HDR Photographer
- How to Shoot Skylines at Night
- Combining Starbursts and HDR
- Photofocus Podcast with Special Guests Ron Pepper and Skip Cohen
- Shooting HDR Without a Tripod
- A Complete HDR Workflow
- A Few Considerations When Choosing Raw over JPEG
What is Photomatix?
Photomatix Pro and Photomatix Essentials are stand-alone programs running on Windows and Mac OS X.
- One license for Photomatix Essentials is US$39.
- One license for Photomatix Pro is US$99.
Photomatix Essentials focuses on simplicity and ease of use. Photomatix Pro offers more options and includes advanced features such as batch processing and selective deghosting.
Some of the features of Photomatix are also available as an Edit Plug-in for Aperture. A free Lightroom Plug-in makes it possible to access Photomatix Pro directly from Lightroom, if desired. To download a trial click here.