I’m a strong believer that you can photograph something interesting in the outdoors no matter the light and conditions. There are big and wide compositions that feature a beautiful sunset when the clouds are exploding with color, and there are small detail shots when the location lacks subject matter. Knowing when to use each type of shot is a great way to create more impactful compositions to fit the scenario. Dynamic silhouettes are a great way to capture a great outdoor photograph when a sky isn’t too interesting. In this video, I’ll take your through the steps of how to photograph dynamic silhouettes during a lackluster sunset in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. After learning this technique, you will be able to capture thoughtful and artistic photos of silhouetted subjects that compliment light.
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 >>
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 >>
You’ve watched pro photographer, Tony Sweet, shoot the cell block. Now it’s time to create a single HDR photograph from the multiple images. Tony will show you how to create an HDR master folder. How to align your source images. How to adjust for white balance and reduce chromatic aberrations. You will also learn tone…Watch Now >>
How do you go about HDR processing the prison cell dominated by dark shadows? In this tutorial, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will take you through the steps. “I shot very long exposures,” he explains, “and this helped capture the details.” In Photomatix tone mapping, he starts with the default setting and makes the adjustments including…Watch Now >>