January 27, 2009
Photographic Multishot Techniques--New from Rocky Nook: High Dynamic Range, Super-Resolution, Extended Depth of Field, Stitching
Santa Barbara, CA—Photographers are just beginning to realize the potential of high dynamic range imaging (HDRI). Now, the newest techniques based on a bracketed series of exposures make it possible to go beyond HDRI: photographers can increase resolution for ultra-sharp, detailed images, and they can extend the depth of field in a way that was never before possible.
Photographic Multishot Techniques (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD) provides a thorough introduction to these various techniques. This hands-on guide uses a series of example images as the authors explain and illustrate the use of each technique. Included are lessons on HDRI, super-resolution, focus stacking, and stitching images. Moreover, the reader will learn how to effectively combine these various techniques to create amazing images.
Throughout the book, the authors use tools such as Photoshop, PhotoAcute, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, CombineZM, DOP Detail Extractor, and Helicon Focus to illustrate the workflow with detailed, step-by-step instructions. Most of these tools offer free trial versions that are available for download at www.rockynook.com/tools.php.
Learning to use these cutting-edge techniques is sure to expand the repertoire and improve the photographic skills of the professional, as well as the advanced amateur, photographer.
For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your delivery address and contact information.
Jürgen Gulbins has extensive experience in writing, technology, desktop publishing, designing ihg-end document archival systems, and digital photography. He is a prolific author who has written and translated books on topics such as CAD, Unix, DTP, typolography, Internet, document management, Linux, and various aspects of digital photography. He has been a passionate photographer most of his life.
Rainer Gulbins began his photographic education in high school and included traditional darkroom work. For many years he lived abroad and used his photographic skills mainly in the Sahara desert and the Canadian wilderness, thus enriching his numerous travel writings. In 2003 he switched from analog to digital--still using to the Nikon system--and has worked extensively with the various editions of Adobe Photoshop and other image editing programs. Rainer has translated books about photography and has recently been working as an advisor for various book projects about digital photography. He lives in Munich, Germany.
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Photographic Multishot Techniques
Publisher: Rocky Nook
$34.95 USD, £24.99 GBP
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