Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual

David Salahi Books, Photoshop 0 Comments

I’ve been a fan of The Missing Manual series ever since I switched from Windows to a Mac in 2008 and needed a way to get up to speed on the Mac OS quickly. I bought a copy of The Missing Manual for the Mac OS and it did the trick in helping me finding my way around. Alas, it …

Book Review: HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot

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HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot by Stan Sholik is the third book I’ve read about Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro and it’s the best of the bunch.It’s packed with great information on how to use this software. The in-depth coverage provided explains the various presets and controls better than anything else I’ve seen. Nik Software doesn’t really provide a …

Book Review: The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro

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I recently tried Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro and came away thinking that the product was not for me. In The Photographer’s Guide to HDR Efex Pro authors Jason P. Odell and Tony Sweet say  that "with twenty different HDR Methods to choose from, you might feel overwhelmed as to which is best for your image." That was exactly the …

Review: The HDR Book by Rafael “RC” Concepcion

David Salahi Books, HDR 5 Comments

Sadly, this is not the review I wanted to write. I heard RC Concepcion on the Typical Shutterbug podcast recently talking about HDR photography and his new book and got all excited and ran right out and bought the book. However, after spending some time with it I found it lacking and I will explain why below. But, first I …