In this video, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner ventures to the edge of downtown Cambridge, Maryland where he shows you how to photograph migrating canvasbacks in the bay. The challenge is to exclude the bridge and other man-made structures in the background. Wearing waders, Doug gets two feet off the water and uses a 500mm telephoto at f4 or f5.6 to compress his images and avoid the distracting backgrounds. To stop the action, he keeps his shutter speed at at least 1/1000 and exposes for the highlights. For sharpness, he goes with autofocus. Come along with pro Doug Gardner as he shoots dramatic images of the canvasbacks flying and landing, and also captures them in pairs and as individual portraits.
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 >>
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 >>
A HDR photography session in a deserted prison? Why not! Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to an old prison cell block for what he calls “a great HDR venue” because of the dynamic lighting range from bright skylights to dark stone walls. You will learn to deviate from your normal light reading…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 >>