November Contest: HDR Photography

Monochromatic HDR

The brand new contest location for the Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest is now open!

Enter your image here: Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest

This month we are exploring one of the latest trends in digital photography – HDR photography.   Two words that come to mind when describing HDR images are intensity and contrast. The process seems to breathe life into an image, giving it a depth that wasn’t there before.  We would love to see the results of your explorations with this process!

November’s contest is sponsored by the recently published book Monochromatic HDR Photography which explores the intersection between this and another popular trend of the digital revolution – black and white photography.

About the Book:

Monochromatic HDR Photography explains techniques for extending dynamic range, monochromatic conversion methods and best practices where the two technologies intersect. Since successful digital monochromatic image creation generally requires using the color information inherent in RAW exposures, most case studies will be presented in full color.

In addition, Monochromatic HDR Photography provides extensive coverage of the creative vision required to successfully create monochromatic HDR images and the workflow necessary to make art prints from this specialized image making technique.

Harold Davis is our guest judge this month.

Harold Davis is an award-winning photographer and digital artist whose work is widely collected. He is the author of many bestselling photography books, including Photographing Flowers, Photographing Waterdrops, and The Photoshop Darkroom, all published by Focal Press.  Click here for a list of Harold’s books.

Harold has been recognized as a Moab Master for his hand-crafted, fine art prints. His popular workshops are often sold out. You can find out more about Harold and his work at his website,

Monochromatic HDR Photography is available wherever fine books are sold or through your preferred online retailer!

First Place: Monochromatic HDR Photographyand a Focal Photography book of choice**

Second Place: Monochromatic HDR Photography and a Focal Photography book of choice**

Third Place: Monochromatic HDR Photography

** Does not include Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

Questions? Concerns? Comments?


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  1. admin’s avatar

    Hi Ali!

    I am about to start working on the Terms & Conditions for the 2014 contest. I will talk to our legal department and see if we can put something in that can take care of this situation and make people entering feel more comfortable.

    Maybe if we are more specific on where exactly we will be using the image and give an exact time frame. I will definitely look into.

    Thank you so much for contacting me!
    Best wishes,


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