In this book, David Pereira leads you on an edifying and inspiring journey into the depths of the HDR photographer’s digital darkroom. Through his lucid, in depth, and step-by-step tutorials on HDR, you will quickly master the essential ingredients of professional-looking HDR images, while learning how to surmount the common pitfalls of HDR photography that stymie most novices. Some of the best HDR programs such as Photomatix and HDR Efex are discussed in detail. Furthermore, entire chapters devoted to tutorials on image manipulation via layers in Photoshop will transform you into a master digital artist, capable of harnessing the power of Photoshop, even if you have no prior knowledge of it. Separate chapters on the intricacies of Composition and Color Theory will fashion you into a consummate photographer, capable of framing landscapes with a photographer’s eye for maximum evocative power. Finally, an entire chapter is devoted to the nuances of Color Management, so that your prints match what you see on-screen. To top it off, all of the raw photographs used by the author to create HDR images are available for download on his website, http://www.pixelsandpaintstrokes.com.