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.
How do you go about HDR processing the prison cell dominated by dark shadows? In this tutorial, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will take you through the steps. “I shot very long exposures,” he explains, “and this helped capture the details.” In Photomatix tone mapping, he starts with the default setting and makes the adjustments includingWatch 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 six images have been captured, and now it’s time for processing Al Capone’s cell. Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, drags the HDR-processed RAW file into Photomatix, his favorite HDR software. When he runs into a problem with an overexposed skylight, he corrects with tone mapping and the white point point tool. He discusses saturation,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 >>