- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (September 19, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933952326
- ISBN-13: 978-1933952321
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,776,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Practical HDRI: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers 1st Edition
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About the Author
Jack Howard picked up his first SLR camera as a teenager and has spent the twenty years since exploring all aspects of photography. From the wet darkroom to cutting-edge digital imaging techniques, he's thoroughly embraced the evolution of the photographic process.
Currently, Jack is the Director of New & Social Media for Adorama Camera where his blogs and podcasts discuss all matters photographic. He was previously the Editor of PopPhoto.com, the online home of Popular Photography and American Photo magazines.
Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Rutgers University, and acquired his photographic skills through practice, trial and error, and from many peers and colleagues along the way. While he has mostly retired from photojournalism, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Asbury Park Press, The Star-Ledger, and many other newspapers.
Jack lives in New Jersey with his wife Corey, and their new baby Avery Rose; their German Shepherd dog, Bailey; a betta fish; and more camera gear and gadgets than you can imagine!
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UPDATE: After a few months, I've gone back to using this book more. It's more useful than I first thought! In "fact" it's been quite helpful giving me a working overview of Dynamic HDR software functions. I'd upgrade my rating to 4 stars if I knew how. The price isn't so expensive either, considering the amount of information provided.
The following information on how to use the HDR software, encompasses little more than 'move the sliders around and watch what they do.' There is a bit of instruction on what various buttons are for, and where to find more sliders on the unintuitive HDR software interfaces.
The book then makes a huge jump into advanced techniques that assume a high level working knowledge of Photoshop. For someone who is really starting in HDR photography at the same level that this book starts, the section that describes deghosting one image using 14 sets of 7 bracketed exposures using Smart Object stacks in Photoshop CS3 Extended will be totally, completely beyond their capabilities!
The production values of the book are excellent as are all the Rock Nook books; full color throughout, good binding lots of screen shots of good size (Something a lot of Photoshop books don't get right). There does not seem to be any way to get copies of any of the images in the book, so no chance of following along. (Several other of the Rocky Nook books do provide links for test images.)
The advanced techniques provide a lot of good tips for experienced Photoshop uses and photographers. The 14x7 deghosting strategy mentioned above is excellent. I hope he does another version at a much higher level.
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