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.
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 >>
How do you go about capturing the root cell in HDR? The challenge for professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, is the average tonality of the light throughout the room. He explains, “This is not a true HDR image, so I’ll take a single shot and double process it in post.” When he consults the…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 >>
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 >>