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.
How do you capture a scene bathed in mostly dark, natural light? In this Capturing Window Light video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to a shadowy prison cell and uses a long set of exposures for his HDR photograph. The average, aperture priority setting calls for 15 seconds at 400 ISO. TonyWatch 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 >>
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 >>