Course Features

  • On-demand Video

    Watch 2 hours on-demand video at your own pace, in your own time & on desktop or mobile device.

  • 66+K Students Worldwide

    Over 59,000 Students worldwide are enrolled in Digital Art Classes online courses.

  • High Quality Resources

    This course contains high quality supporting materials, free to download.

Course description

This online photo editing course will teach you how to produce stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) artwork. With the HDR technique you will be able to create breathtaking representations of demanding scenes. The images you will bring home will amaze your clients and enrich your portfolio.

With this course you will learn how to effectively apply the HDR technique to capture scenes containing vast luminosity range and strong contrast.

The course helps you quickly get a grasp of the complete process - beginning with the camera’s settings, capturing the HDR sequence, merging and developing the image. The course is designed as a comprehensive tutorial, no prior knowledge of HDR is needed, everyone can follow.

No matter how advanced your digital camera is - if you don't know how to produce HDR image, you are simply limiting your capturing abilities. A camera capable of covering complete range of a high dynamic scene hasn't been invented yet. Mastering the HDR technique allows us to work in a smart way and taking the full advantage of the data stored in the RAW files allows us to take control and create stunning photos.

The course takes an active, hands-on approach, it covers a complete creative edit of 2 high quality landscape images.

The edit includes:

  • merging sequence of RAW files into HDR image. We will work in Adobe camera RAW and as an alternative processing software we will use Photomatix 
  • polishing the artwork in Adobe Photoshop to fine tune the desired “look & feel”

Unlike other photography classes that are focusing on "pushing sliders", this course teaches you how to approach your photo editing workflow in a comprehensive way. Behind every successful image stands a solid understanding of photography principles and a strong creative idea.

With this course I will help you to elevate your work to a new level of professionalism and impact

When you join me in the course you will have at your disposal high quality supporting RAW images to start the course on the spot without time wasted on searching for resources. I provide you with:

•original RAW file and a high resolution

•layered TIFF

You can access the supporting files anytime to see the final edit including every single step I have taken to obtain it.

What will I learn?

  • You will gain understanding of the HDR principles, which is crucial to efficient application of this method

  • You will learn how to take a sequence of images with the digital camera for HDR merge

  • You will learn how to process and merge the sequence of RAW images into HDR photo

  • Merging & Processing the HDR photo in Adobe Camera RAW

  • Alternatively Merging & Tone Mapping the HDR photo in Photomatix

  • You will learn how to fine tune the final outcome in Adobe Photoshop

What Students say

"I loved it! I was taking photos while seeing the videos, stoping at every minute and trying something new. Great amount of knowledge in a little time." Giuliano Cernada 


"An exceptional course. Clear and concise. Thank you.." Bobbie Smith 


"This is all new ground for me. I'm learning lots about HDR that I wasn't aware of. The explanations are clear and well put across." Nigel Crooks


"I have gained so much knowledge that was delivered in an easy to understand format.Thank you Kasia for your excellent tutoring. I am looking forward to enrolling in more of your courses." Pat Archer 


"This is very good quality tutorial. And i loved it." MD ANAS UDDIN


  • Kasia Zmokla

    Instructor Bio:

    Kasia is a fine art photographer, designer and video creator with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. She worked full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer for numerous clients around the world. Her work is displayed internationally including the Asia Contemporary Art Gallery in Singapore. Kasia is a founder of Digital Art Classes where she makes complex concepts easy to grasp. She is also an active contributor to several photo stock agencies including Alamy and Stockimo. Born in Poland. She received her formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

    Kasia Zmokla

    Photographer & Educator

    Kasia Zmokla

Course curriculum

  • 02
    2. Dynamic Range
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    • What is Dynamic Range?
    • Dynamic range of human eye vs camera
    • Camera’s metering modes - evaluative vs spot
    • How camera's meter works?
    • Spot metering for the HDR sequence
  • 03
    3. Shooting for HDR
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    • Intro
    • HDR sequence shooting checklist
    • 1st Method: Manual Mode and Shutter Speed Adjustment - Part 1
    • 1st Method: Manual Mode and Shutter Speed Adjustment - Part 2
    • 2nd Method: Manual Mode and Auto Bracketing - Part 1
    • 2nd Method: Manual Mode and Auto Bracketing - Part 2
  • 04
    4. HDR Edit in Action
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    • Adobe Camera RAW Processing - Part 1
    • Adobe Camera RAW Processing - Part 2
    • Photomatix Processing - Part 1
    • Photomatix Processing - Part 2
  • 05
    5. Resources
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    • Download Resources Here

HDR Photography - The Complete Workflow


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