The Kansas whitetail deer are some of the largest in North America. In this video series, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you to Ford County, Kansas where he captures beautiful images of the these remarkable creatures. Rutting season is in full swing, and the bucks are chasing the does. With the aid of a satellite map, Doug follows deer tracks and discovers trees and ground scrapes where the bucks have left their scent. Along the Arkansas River, he constructs a deer blind in the woods. Camouflaged in the blind, he aims his 500mm lens through the peephole and photographs bucks and does in action and in portraits. Along the way he tells you about the lessons he has learned in photographing wildlife over the years.
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 >>
How do you go about processing the tower window, given the difficult lighting? In this video, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the classic, high dynamic range situation.” The tower window glows with bright, diffused light, while the cell block falls to deep shadows. You will learn Photomatix software and how Tony goes about…Watch Now >>
This is a great room for capturing mixed light,” says Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet. He refers to a musty room in the old prison that features bright skylight, shadows, and lamp light. To capture the HDR image, you will learn how Tony uses long exposures, dropping as low as minus five below aperture…Watch Now >>