This past Sunday we concluded another successful “HDR From Output to Capture” Romin with Roman Photo Tour HDR workshop at the eclectic & magnificent Fonthill Castle, in Doysletown, Pennsylvania. The entire group was phenomenal. The excitement and enthusiasm was contagious and needless to say it was tons of fun and good photo making. As usual the staff at Fonthill could not be more accommodating and helpful.During the post processing part of the HDR workshop, it was awesome to see the images that had been captured by the participants. We covered the popular HDR softwares including Photomatix and NIK HDR Efex Pro, which most of the participants where either familiar or somewhat familiar with. But… I was eager to show the group what I have been using and now one of my favorite HDR tonemapping software from Unified Color, HDR Express.
I knew that like the song goes, all it would take was just one look, I have been using Photomatix for years and when the NIK released HDR Efex pro I was really excited at the concept. For a while I had been bouncing between the two of them for my tone mapping, refusing to admit I would yet need another HDR software. I had tested HDR express and loved it, but again I kept thinking to myself that… if I did get it, that would make me some sort of a software junkie. Which truth be told I have been for years but thought I was on my way to recovery.
At any rate I had the pleasure of speaking with the CEO of Unified Color and during our conversation I express my content with their software (sure he has heard that before) and that the algorithm was superb in tone mapping images especially ones with very high dynamic range, great speed etc. and that I wanted to share this with, friends, colleagues and with everyone I could as a Non Profit deal and he gracefully agreed to allow me to offer a discount to the software using the code SDCPHOTGRAPHY. I love sharing and endorsing products that I have purshased and believe in, not because I can make a profit from them.
I will give a more in depth review in a following post as soon as time allows (We are extremely busy, thank God… considering the alternative). But in the meantime, you can download a free fully functional trial for 30 days by visiting their website at Unified Color. I am sure you will agree that is hands down the quickest best HDR software out in the market. If you decide to purchase the software (which I am sure you will, after trying it… use the code SDCPHOTOGRAPHY at check out for your discount and savings.
I had told Roman about it and though like myself he was somewhat reluctant to give it a swirl, after he saw it in action he was sold, so I rest my case. If I can convince him I am sure you will love it as well. We had very talented participants in the workshop and just by their final comments and the smiles in their faces, emails we have received, Roman and I are sure you will agree.
Unified Color has some very informative tutorials and FAQ that you can see by visiting their website here.