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What is HDR Magic?
From Gavin Seim, the producer of the incredible EXposed series. Prepare to see HDR in a whole new light. Taking it from the top, sharing over a decade of experience and the value of leveraging every ounce of dynamic range in our photography. Whether you want a bold tonemapped HDR, or light that’s soft as a summer breeze. Gavin has you covered in this downloadable video series that includes over 2.5 hours of HD content.

HDR Magic does much more than teach you how to tonemap. It’s a study that will help you understand dynamic every image. From the bold tonemapped HDR or best managing the light in a single file for a natural dynamic. HDR Magic is an educational series that takes light and focuses on how we manage it to produce breathtaking photographs.

What people are saying about Gavin’s workshops & products…

“This workshop has completely changed my perspective on HDR photography!! I absolutely love the content and information” – Ronnie Ron Photography

Hi Gavin, after watching the workshop i really can say that it changed my look at the world of photography”- Raymond Gilis

“Gavin, Once again I have been educated by your teaching. You are a great instructor. Keep up the good work!” – John & Shauna Warrick

 

I think your workshops are awesome, your work is awesome, and I’m going to continue trying to learn everything I can from you. Jennifer, Hinkle Photo

“Thanks for the workshop, it was absolutely fabulous (aside from that crazy northern accent!)” – Megan Huddleston.

A bit of what we’ll be learning during the 10 chapters of HDR Magic & Beyond…

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Gavin Seim is Portraitist, Pictorialist & Writer based in Central Washington – He started when he was just twelve years old and now owns a studio that focuses on signature wall art and portraiture. Gavin takes his family on the road four to six months of each year, exploring, speaking and studying photographic technique, which he writes and speaks about.

Gavin’s work has been featured around the world in magazines, books and online. He holds a passion for raising the bar and is best known for his refined images, projects like the Pro Photo Show, Seim Effects Photo Tools and his teachings on light in the EXposed film series. Gavin’s loves to learn and share. His energetic persona drives him to challenge himself and others to push the limits of modern technique, while at the same time slowing down to study what has worked for centuries. You can read Gavin’s full bio here.

Thoughts from Gavin…
Making a great photograph is something more than just clicking the shutter, buying new software, or pushing the buttons. It’s something that goes deeper. Really mastering it is about understanding light and tone in subtle ways.

HDR Is Not a Style: This one gets people. You see HDR is often thought of as a particular look. And yes, it can be that look. But HDR is really about understanding your dynamic range. In any situation – That’s what makes HDR Magic so different from other workshops. We’re going to look, not just at how to master HDR, but at how to control dynamic range in any image and make it work for you.

Tools & Techniques: It’s not about pushing buttons, but about how to understand and mange dynamic range. We’re be focusing on the HDR side of light, but we’ll also going beyond that. Looking at various approaches to dynamic range. Tone-mapping in programs like Photomatix and Photoshop. Single file manipulation in software like Lightroom, layer blending, burning, dodging and better capture in the field.

All genres, All skill levels: I love to study light. Today I get to share the ideas and techniques I’ve refined over fifteen years. Whether you need the essentials of making HDR images or you’re looking for fresh ideas to help you manage light your way. You’ll get something valuable from HDR magic. Guaranteed – Gavin Seim.

What You Get:

  • 2.5 Hours of instantly downloadable (Mac or PC) HD video training: Master a wide range of HDR & dynamic range techniques and more better understand light.
  • Newly Revised Content in V1.5: Now with over 2.5 hours of training. Gavin is passionate and he never stops updating and improving. Be confident in fresh up-to-date training and free future updates are included.
  • Sample RAW images to work with: Jump right in and experiment with tones and dynamic range.
  • World Class Support: You’ll never be in the dark. If you have any problems at all, simply contact Gavin and he’ll be more than happy to help you.
  • Iron Guarantee: We’re confident in our product and we’ll back that. The Iron Guarantee gives you 45 days to return for a full refund if you don’t like what you see.

The Chapters…

  • CH1: Seeing Dynamic Range.
    The best images start in camera. Lets start at the top, considering how we can control dynamic range and choose a direction for our image.
  • CH2: Pixel Dynamics Study.
    How we manage channels, color and pixels drastically effects what we can do with light and dynamic range.
  • CH3: HDR Tonemapping Essentials.
    This is the HDR we often think of. Lets look at how to make a tonemapped image and get the information we need from our files.
  • CH4: Refining and editing HDR.
    The file is just the beginning. Lets take a look at our tonemapped image and study techniques to turn it into refined art.
  • CH5: Histogram Dynamics.
    The histogram is a power tool. We’ll examine some images and talk about how it works and what it means to dynamic range.
  • CH6: Single Image Dynamic Range.
    HDR is not just about bracketing. Understanding how to use range in a single file can change the way you see light.
  • CH7: Layer Blended HDR techniques.
    Learn about non tonemapped HDR techniques using simple layers blends for more natural easier to process work.
    CH8: HDR Portraiture Technique.
    HDR portraiture can yield amazing results. Balance is key. We’ll look at how to plan and refine great HDR portraits.
  • CH9: Midnight Seattle HDR Study.
    Gavin takes his renowned nigh scene, Midnight Seattle and looks at how it was tone-mapped and refined.
  • CH10: Wrapping Up.
    Closing thoughts and a few images. It’s time to go out and put this stuff to work.

 

A few more examples of Gavin’s work and the kind of dynamic control we’ll be mastering in HDR Magic.

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To see more of Gavin’s work. Visit Seim Studios see Gavin’s latest projects and f164.com for his fine art journals.