The HDRI Handbook 2.0

November 27, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | 0 Comments |
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Rocky Nook has announced the upcoming release of The HDRI Handbook 2.0: High-Dynamic-Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists. Written by Christian Bloch, the book reveals what was once Hollywood’s best-kept secret. The author first walks readers through the basics, such as understanding the foundation of HDRI, and then moves into advanced topics such as automatic bracketing controllers, flawless ghost removal, extracting all exposure detail from a single RAW file, shooting HDR video, and more. Also included is a DVD containing a new breed of HDR software along with all the original photographs from the tutorials. Scheduled for a December release, the 672-page volume is available to pre-order for $59.95 via the O’Reilly online shop.

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Rocky Nook Announces The HDRI Handbook 2.0: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists
by Bestselling Author Christian Bloch

Santa Barbara, CA — November 26, 2012 — Rocky Nook, Santa Barbara’s leading publisher of books on the techniques and aesthetics of digital photography, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The HDRI Handbook 2.0: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists by bestselling author and HDRI guru Christian Bloch, coming December 28, 2012.

One of the hottest topics in discussion forums, HDRI takes a quantum leap in image quality for both photography and 3D design. In The HDRI Handbook 2.0, Bloch reveals what was once Hollywood’s best-kept secret, and includes all you need to know. He first walks readers through the basics, such as understanding the foundation of HDRI, and then moves into advanced topics such as automatic bracketing controllers, flawless ghost removal, extracting all exposure detail from a single RAW file, shooting HDR video, and more.

Packed with practical tips, software evaluations, workshops, and hands-on tutorials, everything you need is included in the handbook. Also included is a DVD containing a new breed of HDR software along with all the original photographs from the tutorials, so you can hit the ground running. In addition, the companion website, http://www.hdrlabs.com, is a place for readers to find regular updates to the DVD, as well as galleries, forums, additional tutorials, and timely news on recent developments in the ever changing world of HDRI.

For photographers, CG artists, compositors, or cinematographers. Whether you are a beginner or are hyper-advanced at HDRI, this book will take your knowledge and experience to the next level.

Foreword by the founding father of HDRI, Greg Ward.



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