Visitors to the Smoky Mountains’ iconic Clingman’s Dome can hike to the top of the dome itself – though it is not an easy trek – and enjoy the 360-degree view of the surrounding valleys. In this session, Doug and Bill demonstrate that some of the most scenic images will be from the parking lot, not from the top of the structure. You will gain a better understanding of how weather conditions can affect your visit to a location, and what you may need to know to make best use of those conditions. You will also learn more about the lighting conditions you will want to seek out for showcasing forested locations in different terrain.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The old prison yard. Outdoor setting. Light sky. Dark stone. Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the perfect candidate for an HDR photo, from deep shade to bright sunlight.” You will learn that fast exposures work best in this type of exterior setting in order to minimize ghosting of the moving clouds.…Watch Now >>