Christian Bloch is a Visual Effects artist, who works and lives in Hollywood, California. During the eight years of his professional career, he has created effects for the TV shows StarTrek: Enterprise, Smallville, Invasion, Lost, 24, and Chuck as well as several movies and commercials. He has been a pioneer in the practical application of panoramic HDR images in postproduction, specifically under the budgetary and time restraints of TV production.
Bloch is the author of the HDRI-Handbook, where he shares all his knowledge about shooting, stitching and using panoramic HDR images. Years of research and development went into this book. It is roughly based on his diploma thesis, which was honored with the achievement award of the University of Applied Sciences Leipzig, and then heavily expanded with hands-on tutorials and practical workshops.
Bloch also runs HDRLabs.com, which started out as the companion website to the HDRI-Handbook. Later it turned into a buzzing hub of HDR-related software projects from several enthusiasts.