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.
You’ve seen the beautiful landscape photographs that capture bright sunlight and dark shadows. You’ve heard about the method, HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography. You want to learn more. In this HDR tutorial series, your instructor, author and educator, Tony Sweet, guides you through the entire process, from capturing the on-sight images to HDR processing atWatch Now >>
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 readingWatch 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 >>
What’s it like to work from a single image in HDR? In this video, Processing the Root Cell, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to process an HDR file using a single photograph. Tony imports his best image into Aperture, makes exposure adjustments, and drops the RAW file into the Photomatix HDR software.Watch Now >>