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.
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 >>
How do you capture a scene bathed in mostly dark, natural light? In this Capturing Window Light video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to a shadowy prison cell and uses a long set of exposures for his HDR photograph. The average, aperture priority setting calls for 15 seconds at 400 ISO. Tony…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 >>
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 >>