The picturesque Tanalian Falls in Alaska is located in an isolated glacial valley. In this video, professional nature photographer Doug Gardner takes you there for some dramatic photography. He wears waterproof waders in order to get closer to the falls. You will learn to shoot waterfalls from a side angle where you can add foreground rocks and vegetation to add visual interest. You will also learn how to use a circular polarizer to avoid glare and overexposure. For wide angle images, Doug sets his aperture at f16 or f22 for overall sharpness. To create a soft milky effect to the rushing water, he sets his shutter speed at two or three seconds. Venture into Tanalian Falls with pro shooter Doug Gardner.
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 the…Watch 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: white…Watch Now >>
The problem in photographing the hall of mirrors was the wide dynamic range of light. In this editing video, post production instructor, Tony Sweet, shows you how to solve that problem in HDR processing. After combining the seven source images, Tony works his HDR image through tone mapping in the Photomatix default setting. He experiments…Watch Now >>
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 >>