South Carolina’s Francis Beidler Forest is a spectacular setting for photographing many species of wildlife. In this video, Doug Gardner talks with the Sanctuary manager, Norman Brunswig, who describes the natural appeal. Audubon and the Nature Conservancy manage the preserve. Privately funded, the Francis Beidler Forest consists of 1700 acres of swamp, ponds, and vegetation including ancient cypress trees. You will learn that there are six to seven nesting songbirds per acre. A bird photography paradise. There are barred owls, exotic birds, frogs, otters, and a variety of snakes. Get out your camera and travel to the Francis Beidler Forest for an unforgettable photographic experience.
If you eye seasonal photography and wish you could come up with images that beautiful, the good news is that you can. This Seasonal Photography Course will give you the skills, insights, and tricks needed to capture beauty all year long and share it with others.Watch Now >>
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 reading…Watch Now >>
How do you capture a scene bathed in mostly dark, natural light? In this Capturing Window Light video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to a shadowy prison cell and uses a long set of exposures for his HDR photograph. The average, aperture priority setting calls for 15 seconds at 400 ISO. Tony…Watch Now >>
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 >>