For dedicated bird photographers, the problem always persists. How to attract birds. In this video, professional bird photographers Doug Gardner and Gary Carter show you how to attract birds to give you the best opportunities to capture beautiful images in a natural environment, whether a backyard or a sanctuary. You want to position the bird feeders in or near trees, or in the cover of bushes. Songbirds get dependent on their feeding environments. For his own natural bird sanctuary in North Carolina, Gary makes sure to keep his feeders clean and full all year round. He suggests a premium mix including black gold sunflowers and berries. It’s important to provide a water source near the feeders. Gary has constructed a stream feeding a pond bordered by dead logs and plants. How to attract birds, the key to great songbird photography.
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 starts…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 >>
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 >>
This old prison was full of photo ops. But Al Capone’s prison cell? Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, found this old cell to be the ideal subject for a HDR photograph. You will learn how to handle mixed lighting, from lamp light to window light, from the bottom of the gray scale to the…Watch Now >>