Everything you need to know about HDRI.


All you need to know about HDRI.

High Dynamic Range Imaging is a method to digitally capture and edit all light in a scene. It represents a quantum leap in imaging technology, as revolutionary as the leap from Black & White to Color imaging. If you are serious about photography, you will find that HDRI is the final step that places digital ahead of analog. The old problem of over- and underexposure in analog photography, which was never fully solved, is elegantly bypassed here. A huge variety of subjects can now be photographed for the first time ever.
HDRI emerged from the movie industry, and was once Hollywood's best kept secret. It is now a mature technology available to everyone. The only problem was that it was poorly documented until now. The HDRI Handbook is the manual that was missing.

Many questions remain open even for the hip CG artists that have been using HDRI for years. This is where The HDRI Handbook comes in. Included here is everything you need to build a comprehensive knowledge base that will enable you to become really creative with HDRI. This book is packed with practical hints and tips, software evaluations, workshops, and hands-on tutorials. Whether you are a photographer, CG artist, compositor, or cinematographer, this book is sure to enlighten you.

Topics include:

Understanding the foundation of HDRI
Tools for a High Dynamic Range Workflow
How to capture HDR images: now and tomorrow
Tone mapping for creating superior prints
HDR Image processing and compositing
Shooting and stitching HDR panoramas
Image based lighting and CG rendering
World premiere of Picturenaut and Smart IBL
Creative uses and unconventional applications