Photographing speedy little hummingbirds takes preparation. In this video, wildlife photographer Ben Clewis shows you how to create a studio environment in your own backyard to capture memorable hummingbird images. For backgrounds, Ben uses colored boards or pots of flowers. As a foreground, Ben sets up a small sprig of flowers. He uses two side flash units and an additional unit on the camera. He experiments with his camera settings and adjusts the flash power up or down depending on how he wants to capture the bird’s wing movements, stopped or blurred. It all takes time and patience, but the process yields remarkable photographs.
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: whiteWatch 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 readingWatch Now >>
When professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with theWatch 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 >>