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 in 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. Learning how to attract birds is 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 >>
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 >>
If you eye seasonal photography and wish you could come up with images that beautiful, the good news is that you can. This Seasonal Photography Course will give you the skills, insights, and tricks needed to capture beauty all year long and share it with others.Watch Now >>
How do you process an HDR image that includes extremes of light in an old prison? In this how-to editing video, post-production instructor Tony Sweet takes you through the procedure. He sandwiches the eight exposures into one HDR photograph, moves it into Photomatix. Using the tools, he pushes the contrast way up, then dials up…Watch Now >>