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Table of Contents

  1. Explorations and Visions

    1. Chapter 1 Philosophy of Photography

    2. Chapter 2 The Secret Gene

    3. Chapter 3 The Decisive Placement

      1. The Warm-Up
      2. The Divine Angle
      3. Catching the Perfect Wave
      4. Inspired Moments
      5. As Good as It Gets!
      6. Heli Skiing in the Rockies
      7. Risks and Rewards
    4. Chapter 4 Chasing the Light

      1. Getting Lucky
      2. Catching the Light
      3. Change
      4. Chasing the Light
      5. Shooting Directly into the Sun
      6. Revealing the Light
    5. Chapter 5 Evolving Methods

      1. Panoramic Imagery
      2. Tilt/Shift for More
      3. Still Time Lapses
      4. Shooting Into the Sun
    6. Chapter 6 Favorite Places

      1. Sierra Nevada
      2. Santa Barbara County
  2. The Lessons

    1. Chapter 7 Making the Exposure

      1. Regarding Contrast
    2. Chapter 8 The Workflow

      1. Step 1 – Logging
      2. Step 2 – Selecting the Images
      3. Step 3 – Post-Processing
    3. Chapter 9 Setting the Range

    4. Chapter 10 Massaging the Middle

      1. All Those Sliders
      2. Two More Great Tools
    5. Chapter 11 Quick Masking for Regional Dynamics

      1. Learning to Decipher the Dynamic Range of a Scene
      2. Calibrations and Profiles
      3. Does Your Image Need Quick Masking?
    6. Chapter 12 Real Color

    7. Chapter 13 Manual HDR

      1. What does HDR Mean: Hyper Digital Reflexes or High Dynamic Range?
      2. Manual HDR: Is There Any Other Way?
      3. HDR vs. SBR
      4. Shooting for HDR Images
      5. Camera Settings and Setup for Manually Exposing HDR
      6. Camera Settings and Setup for Exposing HDR with Auto Bracket Feature
      7. Capturing the Scene Manually
      8. Capturing the Scene with the Auto Exposure Bracketing Feature
      9. Combining Your Exposures
      10. Brush Settings
      11. Foreground and Background Colors
    8. Chapter 14 More HDR

      1. Quick and Easy Manual Override
      2. Auto Pixel Smashing with Photomatix or CS5 HDR Pro
      3. One Final Tip
  1. Appendix The First Two Generations of Muench Photographers

  2. Appendix Epilogue

  3. Appendix Index of Feature Images