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 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 >>
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 old prison yard. Outdoor setting. Light sky. Dark stone. Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the perfect candidate for an HDR photo, from deep shade to bright sunlight.” You will learn that fast exposures work best in this type of exterior setting in order to minimize ghosting of the moving clouds.…Watch Now >>
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 >>