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.
The six images have been captured, and now it’s time for processing Al Capone’s cell. Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, drags the HDR-processed RAW file into Photomatix, his favorite HDR software. When he runs into a problem with an overexposed skylight, he corrects with tone mapping and the white point point tool. He discusses saturation,…Watch 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 reading…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 >>
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 >>