Lake Marion in South Carolina is an ideal environment for nature photography. In this video series, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you there and shows you how to photograph an osprey family and their nesting and hunting routines. Later, he takes advantage of the diffused lighting as he uses different lenses to photograph water lilies blooming with pure white flowers. Then, he takes you a cypress swamp and wades in the murky water to capture images of pond reflections, bark patterns, songbirds, ducks, butterflies, snakes, and even alligators. Come along with pro shooter Doug Gardner for this challenging photographic journey.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In this video on HDR photography, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, solves the problem of the bright, blown-out, tower window in the old prison. He comments, “Given the wide range of natural light, this is an ideal HDR candidate.” In the first step, Tony takes one aperture priority image, using the average light reading…Watch Now >>