A Free, Open, Constantly Expanding Ebook on HDR Photography.
Hi guys, my name is Dylan Colon. Over the past couple of years I've picked up Photography and have fallen in love with it.
From the beginning, I started with a D80 and jumped right into my school's photography program. High school was rough, and my camera was the one thing that got me through it. The fact that I could be alone and capture everything I felt and saw into a frame of data was beautiful.
Fast forward and I attained a D300. I started to get serious about my photography and really try to improve my technique. I learned the basics- shutter speed, aperture, ISO, flash setups. Then I jumped into the slightly more advanced topics- Image editing, RAW processing, photo manipulation, and panoramic photography. I got bored and decided to jump into the much more advanced topics- CCD/CMOS design, image sensor theory, HDR theory, algorithm development, scripting, professional color correction, LAB color, HDR Panoramas, and various other sub-topics.
I started as a nobody in my school. By senior year, I taught the AP Photo II course and won design student of the year. I got multiple scholarships, and multiple first place awards from high school level competitions.
So here I am. A freshman in college studying computer science. I've always recorded video tutorials on various miscellaneous topics that I knew I had trouble with when I was learning, and wanted to teach other beginners.
Now, I want to take it a large step forward. I want to create a free book that is open to everyone. A massive collection of information and knowledge culminated from hundreds of hours of working with HDR photographs and post processing.
I've yet to really push the concept. I only have an index to illustrate everything I want to teach, and a couple of friends who are begging me to go forward. So I'll start here by asking you guys:
Any interest? I plan on creating a KickStarter once I've got enough to show off, with some added benefits to people who donate (Early access, request priority, in book promotion, free prints, etc.)
So, what's the consensus?