And this is the really valuable message in this (unfortunately) messy book.
Author often meanders into philosophical issues of composition, like the "Gestalt theory", instead of analyzing the issues of high dynamic range.
I also noticed that it's not a hype for Photomatix, but very even-handed about all the software.
I am a great fan of Michael Freeman's books and I own a dozen of them (especially those on composition which I highly recommend: The photographer's eye, The photographer's mind,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by gmw12
I find this second to Christian Bloch's HDR book. Poor graphic design clouds good information.
The info is accurate and it avoids Bloch's tendency to get bogged down in... Read more
Michael Freeman's book has more technical information on shooting HDR than most other books on HDR.Published on May 18, 2010 by Larry Lohrman
I was totally disappointed with this book!... its written for only those who have the mental capacity to
comprehend what was written in it.. Read more
...at least a little bit. Here's what happens: there's really good and important information in this book (thus, the rating of 3 stars and not 1), but the printing quality is poor... Read morePublished on January 8, 2010 by e-shrdlu
Technically,yes, but very clearly and thorough explained
If you're interested in HDR this book is a must have
Very good reference for all you need to understand, shoot and tone map HDR images.Published on July 4, 2009 by Daniel Rodriguez Molowny
Although this book had great potential to be a good reference on the advanced topic of high dynamic range photography, I found the overly verbose writing and philosophical... Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by Laserheart
More like a textbook for grad students than a lesson in mastering this technique. If you are looking for an understandable explanation of this technique, this is not the book for... Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by S. Chamberlin