Practical HDRI

Practical HDRI

High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers

Book - 2010
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Provides step-by-step tutorials on the HDRI method of digitally capturing, storing, and editing images.

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A multi-shot technique for digtally capturing, storing and editing the full luminosity range of an image, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) can frustrate and challenge those not already familiar with it. Using step-by-step tutorials, this guide takes readers through the HDRI process from image capture to post-processing for web and print. Empahsizing the creative process rather than the science behind the technique, this book is an excellent introduction to HDRI for beginners and for experienced photographers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition, by pro photographer Jack Howard, leads you into the the new frontier of High Dynamic Range Imaging, a multi-shot technique to digitally capture, store, and edit the full luminosity range of a scene in ways not possible in a single captured image. Fully updated for 2010, the 2nd Edition covers the HDR process from image capture through post-processing for web and print. Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition is richly illustrated with step-by-step tutorials for creating professional results using the leading HDR software titles, including the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, Dynamic Photo HDR, and HDR PhotoStudio.

Howard instructs from experience as a photographer and a writer, with an emphasis on making the HDR process work for you.

Topics include:

Step-by-step tutorialsBasic and advanced workflows and workaroundsWeb and print optimizationFile management, keywordingAdvice on cameras, gear and software

HDR imaging can be challenging and frustrating for the uninitiated, as it involves both field and computer expertise. However, Jack Howard explains this complex subject matter in a practical way that will not intimidate the beginner, nor bore the experienced photographer. The emphasis is on the creative process and how to make it work for you-rather than the science behind it.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Rocky Nook ; Sebastopol, CA : Distributed by O'Reilly Media, c2010
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781933952635
Branch Call Number: 775 HOW 2010
Characteristics: x, 228 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.


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