Helmut Kraus


Designer, journalist, and imaging expert Helmut Kraus is based in Dusseldorf, Germany. As an author of numerous magazine articles and reference books, he has been closely watching the development of digital communication and production tools since their beginnings. His work focuses on the progressing evolution of visual techniques, especially the effects of digital photography and digital imaging on graphic design.



“In truth, Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR takes a good swipe at an introduction to major topics with which you need to familiarize yourself for capturing worthwhile video on your DSLR. ”
— Eric Reagan, Photography Bay
“I think this book is an excellent resource for anyone who is starting out in HD DSLR video. It will help you gain an excellent foundation in the terminology, technology and capability of this exciting new world. It will give anyone who is starting out in HD DSLR Video the knowledge they need to make informed decisions on gear, software and shooting techniques.”
— Mike Hagen, Out There Images
“Dorau, Krahm and Kraus are all professional digital photographers from Germany who are intimately familiar with this camera's potential, and can show both novice and experienced users how to achieve consistent results while exploring the innovative side of its technology. While the text portion merely resembles an owner's manual, the true value of this interactive manual is in its CD-ROM demos. ”
— Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News
“The Rocky Nook Dbook series is a must for all serious amateur, semi-professional, or professional photographers who want to get the most out of their Nikon equipment, and who strive to produce impressive, polished, digital images.”
— Chris Marshall, MyAppleStuff
“If you bought one of these cameras, or are about to, here is the first tool that you should get to go with it. It will probably become your most important accessory for your camera.”
— Paul Faust, Apogee Photo Magazine