What exactly is aperture priority and how do you make it work for you? In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you how he employs aperture priority for his landscape images so that every element falls into focus from near to far. To achieve that sharp focus, you need to use smaller apertures such as f11 or f16. In aperture priority, you choose the f-stop, and your camera determines the shutter speed to come up with the correct exposure. If your shutter speed is critical, for instance in photographs of wind-blown trees or waves on the water, then you adjust your ISO up or down. Given the fickle light of landscape photos, aperture priority is a great way to go.
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 >>
How do you go about processing the tower window, given the difficult lighting? In this video, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the classic, high dynamic range situation.” The tower window glows with bright, diffused light, while the cell block falls to deep shadows. You will learn Photomatix software and how Tony goes aboutWatch Now >>
Photographing a hall of mirrors? Now there is a challenge! In this video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you into the old prison for a complex lesson in High Dynamic Range photography. “The lighting is difficult because of the skylights and mirrors,” Tony explains. Shooting with a 14mm lens at f22, he makesWatch 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 >>