I have read a lot of books and I have tried to utilize the information that I found. However, some books either explained to much and we’re just boring and others didn’t explain enough and lost me. The HDR masterclass felt just about right.
The book flows much in the same way as Serge’s popular YouTube videos do. Allowing you to following along easily and also understand what each step or slider does. Even as a veteran HDR shooter, I learned a few things from this book.
For me, I found the book well laid out and very simple to read. It was not as flashy as other books and that allowed me to focus on the content a little more. Keep in mind that I was primarily reading this on my iPad and that could also have been a factor as I feel that iBooks does tend to cut out a lot of distractions in some ways.
Serge covers a lot of ground in this ebook and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to editing photos using Photomatix, Lightroom, and Photoshop. Again, I have been using these programs for years and I still had a few “aha!” moments where Serge helped me understand a few of the functions that I failed to fully understand.
The book sells for about $27.49 on Amazon and that is a good deal for the quality of material that you get. You are not only getting the ebook but the files he uses too. All in all, if you are looking to up your game with your HDR photos, then this is the book to buy.