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.
When professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with theWatch Now >>
When you’re going out in the spring to capture images of beautiful buds and blooms, it’s important to be prepared. In this session, you’ll learn how to plan ahead for the right blooms, and what gear you need to pack for the conditions you’ll face.Watch 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 >>
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