Rocky Nook Releases HDRI Handbook by Christian Bloch

HDRI Handbook by Christian Bloch

The HDRI Handbook: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists by Christian Bloch is now off the press and available for $50.

The new book is packed with practical hints and tips, software evaluations, workshops, and hands-on tutorials that reveal the secrets of HDRI. High Dynamic Range Imaging is a method to digitally capture and edit all light in a scene, solving the age-old problem of over- and underexposure that dogged analog photography. HDRI is another real advantage of digital over analog.

Topics include:
– Understanding the foundation of HDRI
– Tools for a high dynamic range workflow
– How to capture HDR images: today and tomorrow
– Tone mapping to create superior prints
– HDR image processing and compositing
– Shooting and stitching HDR panoramas
– Image based lighting and CG rendering
– World premiere of Picturenaut and Smart IBL
– Creative uses and unconventional applications

The book has a companion DVD containing a new breed of community-driven HDR software. HDRI also has its own website devoted fully to high dynamic range imaging.

The book’s author, Christian Bloch, is an Emmy Award winner who created effects for the TV shows StarTrek: Enterprise, Smallville, Invasion, Lost, 24, and Studio 60, as well as several movies and commercials.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.