Below is a selection of Helpful Websites and Product Reviews for all of your HDR endeavors.  I am continuously scouring the internet looking for powerful resources for my HDR processing.  Beyond websites, I continually struggle to find the perfect product to tone map my HDR images with.  Also, as any photographer knows, you can never have too much gear!  As I purchase it I put it up on the blog for review.


HDR Tone Mapping Software

  1. HDR Expose 3 
  2. HDR Expose 2
  3. Machinery HDR Effects 2
  4. Photomatix 4.1.1 Review
  5. Oloneo Photo Engine
  6. Artizen HDR
  7. Photo Enhance Pro (Android App)
  8. HDR Camera and HDR Pro (iPhone Apps)
  9. Essential HDR
  10. HDR Photo Pro
  11. HDR Darkroom
  12. HDR Efex Pro

Post Processing Software and Products

  1. Topaz Glow !
  2. Topaz Impression 
  3. onOne Perfect Effects 8 
  4. Topaz Labs: photoFXlab
  5. Topaz Labs: Clarity 
  6. Topaz Star Effects
  7. Topaz Adjust 5 
  8. Pixel Bender (Photoshop Plug in)
  9. The Gimp
  10. Tiffen DFX 3.0
  11. EverydayHDR Texture Package 1


  1. Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens !NEW!
  2. Domke Ruggedware Military Camera Bag 
  3. Sony a6000 
  4. Canon 24-105  mm f/4.0 L USM Lens 
  5. Amazon Basic Bag
  6. Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head
  7. Rokinon 8mm Fish Eye Lens

Book Reviews


  1. A Practical Guide To HDR Vertorama Photography
  2. eBook Publishing Guide 
  3. Food Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots 
  4. Photoshop CS 5 for Digital Photographers
  5. Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It
  6. The HDR Book
  7. Captured By The Light
  8. Lights, Camera, Capture
  9. Layers (2nd Edition)

Helpful Websites and Online Printing

Online Photo Storage

  1. Dropbox

Great Photo Resources

  1. Kelby Training Live
  2. KelbyOne
  3. Glossary of Photographic Terms

Awesome Places To Make Prints Online

  1. Mpix for Modern Metal Prints !NEW!
  2. Tin Man Prints Metal Prints !NEW!
  3. ChromaLuxe Metal Prints
  4. Banners On The Cheap 
  5. Easy Print Canvas 
  6. Mpix For Christmas
  7. Mpix (Metallic Prints)

Great Ways To Get Out There and Shoot

  1. Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk
  2. Photoshop World West

Resources For Building a Blog / Webpage

  1. WordPress
  2. GoDaddy





  1. Congrats on your webinar yesterday – I have seen many of them but I this one (might) be your best! You have a real passion for processing & teaching that I really enjoy – thanks for what you do!!

    You might want to check out “HDRI Handbook 2.0” by Christian Bloch published by Rocky Nook. It is the most advanced book I have found on the subject of HDR – included he evaluates many HDR software titles along with lots of discount codes. I think you would enjoy it!


  2. Sweet! Thanks, that is awesome feedback. I think I may have read that one, I will have to look through my extensive library. If not I will now! Thanks for the tip.

  3. I am reading your book Exploring HDR and I was at the section on creating multiple exposures from a single file. It said you have a action for that, but I can’t locate were I can download this action. Can you help me out.


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