BareUCTLogo-90March 15, 2015
Welcome again to HDR News!  We hope the incredibly bad weather across the globe is providing you with visual delights to capture and embellish in your images.  Remember, Ansel Adams made his best compositions while a rainstorm or snowstorm was clearing!


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We will be formally announcing our highly anticipated 2015 HDR Contest in the April 1 HDR News. Right now, to help you get your creative HDR juices going, we are taking $20 off the purchase of any Unified Color HDR product. Just go to and click Buy Now. You’ll be taken to the Shopping Cart where you can use the following code. The code expires on April 1, 2015.     HDRNEWS20

Cheong-300Impressive is an understatement when describing the work of French/Chinese photographer Daniel Cheong.  While Cheong does use HDR software occasionally, he is an expert at combining multiple brackets of an image using Photoshop blending techniques.  Here at UCT we’re proponents of natural HDR as is Cheong who says he is trying “…obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look and avoiding the common mistake of many ‘overcooked’ HDR images.”
A visit to Cheong’s site is well worth the time invested:

Palm Springs FestivalNeed to recharge your photographic spirit?  Wondering how your portfolio will stand up to a professional critique?  Want to hang with some of the best photographers working today?  You should consider making the trip to Palm Springs in late April to experience the Palm Springs Photo Festival.  There are multi-day workshops with photo greats David Muench, Dan Winters, Mark Seliger and Mary Ellen Mark and more.  You’ll find seminars on topics ranging from Photoshop to color calibration and asset management.  And, most of all, you’ll find inspiration.  Check out the festival’s website at

 Lens Culture Lens Culture  – Lens Culture is one of the most artistically fresh resources of contemporary photography.  The publication respects and features all genres of photography ranging from photojournalism to fine art to portraiture.  Their yearly Exposure Competition and Awards are chosen by an international jury.  A win in this competition can propel any photographer to the next level.  Take a look at the 2014 winners:
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25 Fantastic Photos – Want to have some fun?  Want to see a glimpse of some Photoshop implementations you which you’d thought of?  Look here:
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Bonneville Salt Flats At Night – We just like this photo.  Click on the link and you won’t be disappointed (as in surprise).–/

Try the latest versions of HDR Express, HDR Expose and 32 Float by downloading a free, 30- trail version.  You’ll be happy you did!

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Don’t forget to download our free guide “Five Steps To Great HDR Photography”