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.
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: white…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 >>
In this high dynamic range photography tutorial, the challenge is to include all the intricate details: religious murals, chipped wall paint, hard sunlight patterns, and deep shadows. In this video course, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to combine all the lighting elements. Tony uses manual bracketing at f22. On either…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 >>