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. 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.
The six images have been captured, and now it’s time for processing Al Capone’s cell. Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, drags the HDR-processed RAW file into Photomatix, his favorite HDR software. When he runs into a problem with an overexposed skylight, he corrects with tone mapping and the white point point tool. He discusses saturation,Watch Now >>
The old prison yard. Outdoor setting. Light sky. Dark stone. Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the perfect candidate for an HDR photo, from deep shade to bright sunlight.” You will learn that fast exposures work best in this type of exterior setting in order to minimize ghosting of the moving clouds.Watch Now >>
Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, has captured the HDR images in the old prison room under difficult lighting conditions. “It’s my favorite room in the prison,” Tony explains, “because of the various light sources and colors.” The next step is processing the mixed light. You will learn tone mapping in the Photomatix software. Tony startsWatch 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 apertureWatch Now >>