The Carolina tidal flats offer wonderful opportunities to photograph shorebirds. In this video, expert wildlife photographer Doug Gardner ventures onto the slimy pluff mud to capture images of short-billed dowitchers, black bellied plovers, sandpipers, terns, and more. Rich in decaying crustaceans, pluff mud is an ideal environment for birds to feed on. Doug is able to get close to the birds because they are nesting and tolerant of the quiet intrusion. With a long telephoto lens, he shoots at a high shutter speed at f5.6 to blur the background, making his subject appear 3-dimensional in the frame. Crawl into the pluff mud with Doug Gardner for amazing images of shorebirds.
What’s it like to work from a single image in HDR? In this video, Processing the Root Cell, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to process an HDR file using a single photograph. Tony imports his best image into Aperture, makes exposure adjustments, and drops the RAW file into the Photomatix HDR software.…Watch Now >>
This old prison was full of photo ops. But Al Capone’s prison cell? Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, found this old cell to be the ideal subject for a HDR photograph. You will learn how to handle mixed lighting, from lamp light to window light, from the bottom of the gray scale to the…Watch Now >>
You’ve seen the beautiful landscape photographs that capture bright sunlight and dark shadows. You’ve heard about the method, HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography. You want to learn more. In this HDR tutorial series, your instructor, author and educator, Tony Sweet, guides you through the entire process, from capturing the on-sight images to HDR processing at…Watch 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 up…Watch Now >>