Jack Howard first picked up an SLR camera as a teenager over twenty years ago and has been exploring the photographic process ever since. Starting in the wet darkroom and now exploring cutting-edge digital imaging techniques, he's thoroughly embraced the evolution of the photographic process.
Currently Jack is the Director of New and Social Media for Adorama Camera where he blogs and podcasts about all matters photographic. He was previously the Editor of PopPhoto.com, the online home of "Popular Photography" and "American Photo" magazines.
He's an established photojournalist, whose work has appeared in "The New York Times", "The Asbury Park Press", and "The Star-Ledger" newspapers.
Jack holds a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in History, with Minors in English and American Studies from Rutgers University. His photographic skills are self-taught, although having a photographer for a father, and two brothers who are also mad for cameras has helped a lot along the way.
Jack lives in New Jersey with his wife Corey and their German Shepherd dog, Bailey, a betta fish, Flash, and more camera gadgets than you can shake a stick at.
Webcast: High Dynamic Range Imaging and Adobe Photoshop CS5 June 11, 2010
Adobe has significantly improved the HDRI functionality in Photoshop CS5 with the most significant upgrades since HDR and 32 bit file types were originally added to Photoshop back in CS2. Jack Howard, photographer, writer, HDRI expert, and author of ...
"The writing and clarity are excellent...this the top of the line as far as people who want to get completely immersed in HDR, HDRI."
--John Nemerovski, Pixiq
"Jack's illustrated text is easy to understand as he guides the photographer from the initial image capture and into the digital darkroom. Here is where the new cutting edge photographic techniques are learned in order to achieve spectacular results. "
--Stan Ashbrook, PSA Journal
"Seriously: this book is a good overview, with some precise guidance."
--John Nemerovski, MyMac Magazine
"Any advanced photography library needs PRACTICAL HDRI, discussing high dynamic range imaging for photographers: it comes from a well-known expert who explores the new frontier of such digital capture, offering an illustrated text covering all the basics of HDRI filming. From step-by-step tutorials to advanced workflows and file management, cameras and software, it's an item of choice any serious photographer will welcome."
--Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"...a well written, and well thought out introductory guide to HDRI. It will take you through the steps that are needed to generate very high quality images and get you started down the road to creating High Dynamic Range images. "
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Magazine
"...I found that his explanation of what actually happens when tone mapping an image to be the clearest in any of the HDR books that I've read."
--Conrad J. Obregon, Amazon.com