Tony Sweet

HDR Photography in Al Capone’s Old Prison Cell

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This old prison was full of photo ops. But Al Capone’s prison cell? Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, found this old cell to be the ideal subject for a HDR photograph.

You will learn how to handle mixed lighting, from lamp light to window light, from the bottom of the gray scale to the top. Tony uses very long exposures in capturing Al Capone’s cell – six exposures from a stable tripod, from minus three, ranging through aperture priority, and up to plus two. He explains the importance of each photo’s histogram to make sure “we have all our highlights and all our shadows.”

So take a tour of Al Capone’s prison cell with pro photographer, Tony Sweet, as he gives a video lesson in HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography.



HDR Tutorial: Learn How to Capture and Process Images – Course Preview
HDR Photography Tips for Shooting a Cell Block
Processing the Cell Block Using HDR Photography Tips
Capturing the Barber Shop in HDR Photography
Processing the Barber Shop Using HDR Photography Tips
HDR Photography in Al Capone’s Old Prison Cell
HDR Editing Al Capone’s Prison Cell Photo
HDR Photography Tips: Capturing Mixed Lighting
HDR Photography Tips for Post Processing
HDR Photography Tips for Capturing the Yard
HDR Editing of the Yard Photographs
Capturing the Root Cell
Processing the Root Cell
Capturing the Tower Window
Processing the Tower Window
HDR Photography Tutorial: Capturing Window Light
HDR Photography Tutorial: Processing Window Light
HDR Photography Tutorial: Capturing Hall Mirrors
Photo Editing Tutorial for Hall Mirror Images
Capturing the Chaplin’s Office
Processing the Chaplin’s Office

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