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.
How do you go about processing the tower window, given the difficult lighting? In this video, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the classic, high dynamic range situation.” The tower window glows with bright, diffused light, while the cell block falls to deep shadows. You will learn Photomatix software and how Tony goes about…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 >>
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 >>
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 >>