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.
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 >>
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 >>
Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, has captured the HDR images in the old prison room under difficult lighting conditions. “It’s my favorite room in the prison,” Tony explains, “because of the various light sources and colors.” The next step is processing the mixed light. You will learn tone mapping in the Photomatix software. Tony starts…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 >>