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Press Release: December 12, 2012

The HDRI Handbook 2.0--New from Rocky Nook: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists

The HDRI Handbook 2.0

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Santa Barbara, CA—December 12, 2012—Rocky Nook, Santa Barbara's leading publisher of books on the techniques and aesthetics of digital photography, is pleased to announce The HDRI Handbook 2.0: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists by bestselling author and HDRI guru Christian Bloch.

One of the hottest topics in discussion forums, HDRI takes a quantum leap in image quality for both photography and 3D design. The HDRI Handbook 2.0 reveals what was once Hollywood's best-kept secret, and includes all you need to know from the basics, such as understanding the foundation of HDRI, to advanced topics such as automatic bracketing controllers, flawless ghost removal, extracting all exposure detail from a single RAW file, shooting HDR video, and more. Packed with practical tips, software evaluations, and hands-on tutorials, everything you need is included in the handbook.

Also included is a DVD containing a new breed of HDR software along with all the original photographs from the tutorials, so you can hit the ground running. In addition, the HDRI Handbook's companion website,, is a place for readers to find regular updates to the DVD, as well as galleries, forums, additional tutorials, and timely news on recent developments in the ever changing world of HDRI.

For photographers, CG artists, compositors, or cinematographers: Whether you are a beginner or are hyper-advanced at HDRI, this book will take your knowledge and experience to the next level.

Foreword by the founding father of HDRI, Greg Ward.

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About the Author

Christian Bloch is a highly acclaimed visual effects artist who works and lives in Hollywood, California. During the six years of his professional career, he has created effects for the TV shows StarTrek: Enterprise, Smallville, Invasion, Lost, 24, and Studio 60, as well as several movies and commercials.

Bloch has been a pioneer in the practical application of HDRI in postproduction, specifically under the budgetary and time constraints of TV production. He is an Emmy Award winner, and has been nominated for the Visual Effects Society Award.

View Christian Bloch's full profile page.

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The HDRI Handbook 2.0 The HDRI Handbook 2.0
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Christian Bloch
Print ISBN: 9781937538163  
Pages: 672
Print Price: $59.95

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