HDR in Lightroom for Nature Photography

A complete step-by-step workflow to create spectacular natural-looking high dynamic range images in Lightroom.

– by Ugo Cei

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (New York Time), Feb 27, 2021

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Get unlimited streaming access to Webinar & Online Classes Recordings & ALL Video Tutorials on Visual Wilderness for just $14.95/mo.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I cannot attend my Live Online Class Session?

We record all our live classes session. So if for some reason you cannot attend a live session you will have 1 year watch the the recorded video.

NOTE: Online classes are non-refundable.

What do I need to attend Live Class Session?

You will need a high-speed internet connection to attend our live online class.

We use Zoom Meetings to run our online classes. Zoom Meetings is compatible with all devices, including Mac and PC desktop computers and laptops, mobile phones, and tablet devices. If you're still not sure whether your device will work with our streaming services, try your device out by joining a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test

NOTE: We do not recommend using your mobile phone to attend the meeting because of small screen size of mobile phone. You will get most out of your Online Classes if you are watching out live session on 13 inch or larger screen.

Can I access Online Classes after the Live Session?

Yes. We will attempt to record live presentation. Barring any unforeseen circumstances you will have 1 year access to the recorded video.

What's Included in our Online Classes?

Visual Wilderness Online classes is a live event. Here is what is included in our live online classes:

  • You will be able to watch and hear the instructors as they teach the class topic.
  • Our instructors use a variety of teaching materials in the online classes. These materials may include a Live video, Presentation, Post Processing and Field Videos and more.
  • You will be able to ask question during the Live Event using Zoom’s chat box. NOTE: You do not need a microphone to ask questions. All questions are submitted using the chat box.
  • We will send you a video recording of the class after the live session is completed.

CLASS AGENDA

  • Introduction
  • What is HDR?
  • When to do HDR?
  • Getting it right in camera
  • Advantages of doing HDR in Lightroom
  • Selecting the images
  • Controlling the HDR process
  • Fine tuning HDR files
  • Conclusion

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

  • Compatible with: Lightroom Classic 2021 and higher
  • Video Created with: Lightroom Classic 2021

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to create spectacular natural looking landscape photos that capture all of the dynamic range of a scene.
  • We’ll show you when it is appropriate to use HDR for nature photography.
  • Discover how 32-bit DNG Files in Lightroom can be used to bring out incredible details and contrast in your photos.
  • Learn to go beyond Lightroom’s HDR tool with global adjustments, brushes, and range masks to create spectacular nature photos.
  • Discover the limitations HDR in Nature Photography so you can avoid the common pitfalls.
  • Learn concepts in straightforward, non-technical terms that make it easy to understand how high dynamic range images.

What People are Saying

I learn better with your focused approach

I have used both your free and paid video tutorials. What I really like about your approach over some of the many others I have read, is that you concentrate on one small topic (such as hyperfocal distance). I found that I was more likely to go out and practice and thus retain what I learned better than when attacking a much broader topic.

John
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Every single case study was excellent

Great course! I am loving the narrower scope but more in-depth approach and both the “in the field” workflow and “the photo I didn’t take” explanations. Every single case study was excellent. (Behind the Lens Course)

Regina Velasquez

The very best possible way to teach

I retired from forty years of teaching elementary and middle school math/science students. As a former Indiana Teacher of the Year and and inducted member into the NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME, I know what makes great teachers, and believe me, you and Varina Patel are excellent at what you do because you take complex topics and make them so simple to understand. Better yet, you teach your lessons directly from the field, on site—the very best possible way to teach.

Mike Kaiser
Georgetown, Indiana

Very informative and well presented

In Sharp Focus Webinar was very informative and well presented.

Gavin Stuart
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

I congratulate Jay and Varina on an excellent course!

I congratulate Jay and Varina on an excellent course. Naturally the most important element is the human and I am enjoying your philosophy, meticulous attention to detail, and words of wisdom learned sometimes the hard way. You are giving us wonderful and very effective advice and recommendations for equipment use and photographic technique. (Ultimate Landscape Photography Course)

Stephen Veronneau
Edmond, Oklahoma

You have solved a huge mystery for me

Varina – this is EXACTLY what I have been studying these days and you have solved a huge mystery for me with this explanation of hyperfocal distance. I’m going to put your chart in my iPhone so I have it with me when I’m out in the field.

Catherine Martin
Palm Desert, California

Terrific clear, simple, engaging style

Jay and Varina Patel’s Ultimate Landscape Photography Course has been a great resource to help me in my journey towards taking great photos. Their presentations are in the terrific clear, simple, engaging style that they use in their workshops. Their content is comprehensive and includes handy tips and information that I haven’t seen elsewhere on the net.

Simon Patterson
Western Australia

Experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting

The fresh perspective and experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting to me and since I have taken the course my images have really improved. I also have a renewed desire to shoot again. I continue to watch them over and over and find hidden gems in them each time I do.

Shane Davila
Boise, Idaho, USA

Excellent Class for a New Student

The Creative Sharpening Class by Jay Patel enlightened me as to the different approaches to sharpening various aspects of a landscape scene. It would be an excellent class for a new student of Lightroom as well as someone experienced who can be reminded by the very good illustrations of the various tools and the interactive potential of these tools in Lightroom. I went back over part of this tutorial several time. It is excellent.

Larry Wilkinson
Michigan, United States

Great stuff!

I’m enjoying your Creating Impact Course video tutorials and case studies. They’ve really helped clarify a number of areas that have always been a big vague for me – like hyperfocal distance! I’ve also really appreciated seeing your thought process when deciding how to photograph a location and the steps you work through in post processing. Great stuff! :)

Ruth Smith
Tasmania, Australia