Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Digital Photography

Author: Ferrell McCollough
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 1600591965
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It’s the latest and hottest technique, made possible only through digital. High Dynamic Range photography is the process of taking several pictures of a scene at various exposures, then merging them into one file. So the entire photo can look crisp and detailed, from highlights to midtones to shadows--and photographers needn’t sacrifice any part of their image. And the best way to master this exciting technology is with this thorough, easy-to-follow, and visually spectacular guide. No other title does justice to these cutting-edge techniques, which actually take the viewer into worlds far beyond normal photography--sometimes even beyond normal human perception. Ferrell McCollough, a widely respected photographer, pushes the boundaries and inspires others to pursue their artistic vision, too. The amazing results simply can’t be achieved any other way.

Creating HDR Photos

Author: Harold Davis
Publisher: Amphoto
ISBN: 0823085864
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a guide to the HDR workflow, describing how to choose subjects, process RAW files, and blend multiple exposures into a single HDR image using various software programs.

Practical HDR

Author: David Nightingale
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1908150815
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first edition of David Nightingale?s Practical HDR swiftly established itself as the standard work on this cutting-edge processing technique, garnering rave reviews and reprinting several times. Now, technical advances in the field have expanded HDR?s possibilities still further, and this second, expanded edition, revised throughout, will cement David?s reputation as the most respected writer in the field. Covering new programs, in particular Adobe CS5?s HDR capabilities, and with more killer photos from the world?s leading lights in HDR processing, Practical HDR will let the reader create jaw-dropping images that demand a second look.

The Visual Story

Author: Bruce Block
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136043454
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece, or video game. You'll learn how to structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or a composer structures music. Understanding visual structure allows you to communicate moods and emotions, and most importantly, reveals the critical relationship between story structure and visual structure. The concepts in this book will benefit writers, directors, photographers, production designers, art directors, and editors who are always confronted by the same visual problems that have faced every picture maker in the past, present, and future.

Mastering HDR Photography

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Amphoto
ISBN: 9780817499990
Format: PDF
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Use HDR technology to create dramatic images that meld photography and art. High dynamic range imaging, or HDR, is the latest challenge for those who are serious about digital photography. But with that challenge comes an opportunity to expand skills and repertoire into exciting new areas. HDR, originally developed for use with computer-generated images, captures the full range of tones in a scene, reproducing human perception down to the finest detail without lens flare, burnout, or underexposure. Mastering HDR Photography explains exactly how to shoot specifically for HDR, and how to use the new software that lets the photographer combine several images into one glowingly accurate final photo. Step-by-step instructions and sample photographs reveal how to apply these techniques to many different genres, producing results that are part photograph, part work of art.

Photographing Architecture

Author: John Siskin
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608953017
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Essential for professional commercial photographers but with appeal for anyone who enjoys architectural photography, this book explains how to build better light indoors while finding the optimal positions for capturing images. Beginning with advice on understanding angles, controlling perspective, and becoming familiar with the tools necessary for capturing interiors, this guidebook then progresses onto explanations of various types of light, methods for manipulating them, and circumstances under which different lights should be utilized. Also included throughout the book are example shots of homes, businesses, and public spaces followed from start to finish, illustrating the challenges of the shoot, how these problems were solved, and any work that required editing after the shoot.

The Last Layer

Author: Bonny Pierce Lhotka
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133373002
Format: PDF, ePub
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In The Last Layer–the follow-up to Digital Alchemy, her successful book on alternative printmaking techniques–Bonny Lhotka teaches how to make prints that take their inspiration from early printmaking processes. In this book, Lhotka shows readers step-by-step how to create modern-day versions of anthotypes, cyanotypes, tintypes, and daguerreotypes as well as platinum and carbon prints. She also reinvents the photogravure and Polaroid transfer processes and explores and explains groundbreaking techniques for combining digital images with traditional monotype, collograph, and etching press prints. By applying these classic techniques to modern images, readers will be able to recreate the look of historical printmaking techniques and explore the limits of their creative voice. Best of all, the only equipment required is a desktop inkjet printer that uses pigment inks, and a handful of readily available materials and supplies–not the toxic chemicals once required to perform these very same processes. Leveraging her training as a traditional painter and printmaker, Bonny Lhotka brings new innovations and inventions that combine the best of centuries of printmaking technique with modern technology to create unique works of art and photography. After years of experimentation and development, these new processes allow alternative photographers, traditional printer makers, and 21st century digital artists to express their creative voice in ways never before possible.

Design and Implementation of Real Time Multi Sensor Vision Systems

Author: Vladan Popovic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331959057X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book discusses the design of multi-camera systems and their application to fields such as the virtual reality, gaming, film industry, medicine, automotive industry, drones, etc. The authors cover the basics of image formation, algorithms for stitching a panoramic image from multiple cameras, and multiple real-time hardware system architectures, in order to have panoramic videos. Several specific applications of multi-camera systems are presented, such as depth estimation, high dynamic range imaging, and medical imaging.