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.
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 >>
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 >>
You’ve watched pro photographer, Tony Sweet, shoot the cell block. Now it’s time to create a single HDR photograph from the multiple images. Tony will show you how to create an HDR master folder. How to align your source images. How to adjust for white balance and reduce chromatic aberrations. You will also learn toneWatch 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 >>