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.
Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, has captured the HDR images in the old prison room under difficult lighting conditions. “It’s my favorite room in the prison,” Tony explains, “because of the various light sources and colors.” The next step is processing the mixed light. You will learn tone mapping in the Photomatix software. Tony startsWatch 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 upWatch 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 >>
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 >>