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 professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with the…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 >>
How do you go about capturing the root cell in HDR? The challenge for professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, is the average tonality of the light throughout the room. He explains, “This is not a true HDR image, so I’ll take a single shot and double process it in post.” When he consults the…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 >>