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.
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 including…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 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 >>
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 >>