O’Reilly Announces Practical HDRI by Jack Howard

Practical HDRI by Jack Howard

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 you—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.

Topics include:

• Illustrated step-by-step tutorials
• Basic and advanced workflows
• Post-production optimization for both web and print
• File management
• Advice on cameras and software
• A wealth of HDR images, ranging from subtle to surreal
• Real-world shooting tips from Jack’s personal experiences as both a creative photographer and photojournalist

Practical HDRI by Jack Howard may be pre-ordered from O’Reilly for $33.

[Site: O’Reilly]

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.