Practical HDRI by Jack Howard is a new book from publisher Rocky Nook that explores the exciting new frontier of High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), a method to digitally capture, store, and edit the full luminosity range of a scene in ways that are just not possible with a single captured image.
Jack presents his illustrated book in a manner that makes it easy to understand the whole process of HDR imaging, from the initial capture of the images to the digital darkroom. The emphasis in Practical HDRI is on the creative process and how to make it work for youâ€”rather than the science behind it.
The book covers the most popular and effective HDR programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS3, FDRTools, Dynamic Photo HDR, Photomatix Pro, and others.
â€¢ Illustrated step-by-step tutorials
â€¢ Basic and advanced workflows
â€¢ Post-production optimization for both web and print
â€¢ File management
â€¢ Advice on cameras and software
â€¢ A wealth of HDR images, ranging from subtle to surreal
â€¢ Real-world shooting tips from Jackâ€™s personal experiences as both a creative photographer and photojournalist
Practical HDRI by Jack Howard may be pre-ordered from Oâ€™Reilly for $33.