For outdoor photographers, practical landscape photography tips can be invaluable. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant travels to the Badlands and shows you five essential landscape photography tips to help you improve your images and Landscape photography composition. The first is to look for a dramatic sky with colorful clouds. Second, you want favorable light, usually found at dawn or dusk in glowing golds, oranges, and pinks. Third is dramatic background scenery as in the case of the textured hills and buttes of western South Dakota. Fourth is a compelling foreground such as in the hills of the Badlands where the erosion patterns lead the viewer’s eye from near to far. Fifth, you want everything from near to far to be in focus, achieved through the choice of a small aperture. Join pro photographer Ian Plant for five landscape photography tips that will help you capture beautiful outdoor images no matter where you are.
In this video on HDR photography, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, solves the problem of the bright, blown-out, tower window in the old prison. He comments, “Given the wide range of natural light, this is an ideal HDR candidate.” In the first step, Tony takes one aperture priority image, using the average light reading…Watch Now >>
This is a great room for capturing mixed light,” says Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet. He refers to a musty room in the old prison that features bright skylight, shadows, and lamp light. To capture the HDR image, you will learn how Tony uses long exposures, dropping as low as minus five below aperture…Watch Now >>
The prison barber shop images have been captured. Now it’s time for processing the HDR photograph. Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to export the RAW photo files to the HDR stage and into the master folder. You will learn how to work with Photomatix software. How to use tone mapping for color…Watch Now >>
After capturing the prison yard in extreme lighting conditions, how would you go about processing the yard? Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, walks you through the steps to achieve the final HDR photograph. Using Photomatix software, he discovers haloing around the clouds and pulls back the strength. In the default setting, Tony makes general adjustments: white…Watch Now >>