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.
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 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 up…Watch Now >>
After capturing the prison yard in extreme lighting conditions, how would you go about processing the yard? Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, walks you through the steps to achieve the final HDR photograph. Using Photomatix software, he discovers haloing around the clouds and pulls back the strength. In the default setting, Tony makes general adjustments: white…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 >>