How does the old fashioned bean bag fit into outdoor photography? In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Zac Mills takes you on a wildlife safari in Kenya for practical uses of this handy device. When you are photographing wildlife out of a vehicle, you can substitute your tripod for a bean bag by anchoring it on a ledge. Zac captures some wildlife photography techniques and amazing wildlife images with this simple support system, which gives him flexibility in quickly moving his telephoto lens around. He shoots from the roof, the window, or any surface the bean bags can rest on. Zac recommends shifting the lens foot so that it sits on the bean bag. This simple bean bag method allows you to quickly focus, resulting in the sharp images you’re aiming to achieve.
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 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 at…Watch Now >>