High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

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Human dynamic range (HDR) photography is all about creating a wide dynamic range of luminosity, which is natural to the human eye, but tricky to achieve with a regular digital camera. To become a professional digital photographer, you must be able to master high dynamic range images, to ensure your photos have the same effects as they do on the human eye. In the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography course, you will learn a wide set of skills and techniques to create stunning high dynamic range work. It includes step-by-step guidance on how to set up your digital camera for HDR shooting, the workings of a camera meter, and how to use spot metering effectively. You will learn everything there is to know about HDR sequence shooting and develop fundamental photo editing skills using Photoshop, Adobe Raw Processing and Photomatix. Highlights of the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography :
  • Take steps to become a professional photographer with a formal qualification
  • Develop your digital image editing skills with Photoshop, Adobe RAW Processing and Photomatix
  • Understand the difference between the dynamic range of the human eyes vs a camera
  • Understand when to use high dynamic range photography
  • Learn how a camera’s meter works and how to use spot metering
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to set up your digital camera for HDR shooting
  • Familiarise with the HDR sequence shooting checklist
  • Identify the difference between the JPG, RAW and HDR formats

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace. You are taught through a combination of
  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Who is this Course for?

This course is ideal for amateur photographers and professionals in creative industries that want to learn how to shoot photos in high dynamic range. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.


The High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to apply your newfound skills to fast track your career as a professional photographer or secure a job in one of the following creative fields:
  • Photography
  • Image Editing
  • Media & Advertising
  • Design

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Course
What is HDR? 00:02:00
When there is no need for HDR – Histogram analysis 00:13:00
“Blinkies” 00:02:00
Dynamic Range
What is Dynamic Range? 00:05:00
Dynamic range of human eye vs camera 00:05:00
Camera’s metering modes – evaluative vs spot 00:02:00
How camera’s meter works? 00:05:00
Spot metering for the HDR sequence 00:05:00
Shooting for HDR
Intro 00:01:00
HDR sequence shooting checklist 00:05:00
1st Method: Manual Mode and Shutter Speed Adjustment – Part 1 00:17:00
1st Method: Manual Mode and Shutter Speed Adjustment – Part 2 00:04:00
2nd Method: Manual Mode and Auto Bracketing – Part 1 00:05:00
2nd Method: Manual Mode and Auto Bracketing – Part 2 00:06:00
HDR Edit in Action
Adobe Camera RAW Processing – Part 1 00:10:00
Adobe Camera RAW Processing – Part 2 00:10:00
Photomatix Processing – Part 1 00:12:00
Photomatix Processing – Part 2 00:13:00

Certificate of Achievement

Learners will get an certificate of achievement directly at their doorstep after successfully completing the course!

It should also be noted that international students must pay £10 for shipping cost.

CPD Accredited Certification

Upon successfully completing the course, you will be qualified for CPD Accredited Certificate. Certification is available –

Course Info

293 Enrolled
  • 1 year
  • Number of Units18
  • Number of Quizzes0
  • 2 hours, 2 minutes