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.
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 >>
This is a great room for capturing mixed light,” says Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet. He refers to a musty room in the old prison that features bright skylight, shadows, and lamp light. To capture the HDR image, you will learn how Tony uses long exposures, dropping as low as minus five below apertureWatch Now >>
How do you process an HDR image that includes extremes of light in an old prison? In this how-to editing video, post-production instructor Tony Sweet takes you through the procedure. He sandwiches the eight exposures into one HDR photograph, moves it into Photomatix. Using the tools, he pushes the contrast way up, then dials upWatch 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 >>