The HDRI Handbook 2.0 – New Book

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 is a new book from Christian Bloch that updates the original HDRI Handbook from 2007. It is a 672 beast of a book covering all things HDR.

“It has been completely rewritten and is packed with practical hints and tips, background knowledge, reference tools, breathtaking artist portfolios, and inspiring interviews. The book includes dozens of new step-by-step tutorials, which are easy to follow with the material provided on the DVD. Beginners will get a methodically solid introduction and advanced readers will be able to refine their technique to perfection.”

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 retails for $59.95; however, it is currently available for $31.62 on Amazon.com.

Topaz Detail 3 Unveiled

Topaz Detail 3

Topaz Detail 3 is the latest version of the popular Photoshop plug-in. Detail 3 offers a wider range of flexibility and control over detail manipulation and enhancement.

It includes over 50 new presets that are organized into collections, separate adjustment controls for shadow and highlight details and improved toning contro. Additionally, the built-in masking with edge aware technology improves selective detail choices.

Topaz Detail 3 is available now and is 30% off as an introductory price through December 16. Use the coupon code “MoreDetail” at checkout on Topaz’s website.

HDR Express 2 Now Available

HDR Express 2

Unified Color has announced availability of their HDR Express 2 software, which further simplifies the HDR photography process to a point that promises users of any skill level first-time success when creating 32-bit color HDR images. The new HDR Express 2 features “Adaptive Tone Mapping” algorithms that further improve contrast, color, and detail retention in the highlight areas of large dynamic range images, while also maintaining optimal contrast and color in darker areas of image. [Read more...]

Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography – New Book

Creating HDR Photos

Creating HDR Photos is a new book from photographer Harold Davis.

“In Creating HDR Photos, bestselling author Harold Davis covers the complete HDR workflow, from choosing the subjects that work best for HDR through processing RAW files to unlock the dynamic power of HDR. You’ll learn how to photograph multiple exposures and blend them into a single HDR image using various software programs. Best of all, you will find out how to control the style of your HDR images, from subtle to hyper-real, using a range of photographic and post-processing techniques.”

Creating HDR Photos retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $18.98 from Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $17.99.