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.
A HDR photography session in a deserted prison? Why not! Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to an old prison cell block for what he calls “a great HDR venue” because of the dynamic lighting range from bright skylights to dark stone walls. You will learn to deviate from your normal light readingWatch 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 aboutWatch 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 atWatch Now >>
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 >>