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.
A HDR photography session in a deserted prison? Why not! Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to an old prison cell block for what he calls “a great HDR venue” because of the dynamic lighting range from bright skylights to dark stone walls. You will learn to deviate from your normal light readingWatch Now >>
After capturing the prison yard in extreme lighting conditions, how would you go about processing the yard? Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, walks you through the steps to achieve the final HDR photograph. Using Photomatix software, he discovers haloing around the clouds and pulls back the strength. In the default setting, Tony makes general adjustments: whiteWatch 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 readingWatch Now >>
When professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with theWatch Now >>