Patterns and repetition in photography. These are two important concepts to engage the viewer. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you how patterns and repetitions in photography can be applied to your own images. There is an infinite variety of patterns in the natural and human world: patches of wildflowers, lichen on rocks, weathered wood, ripples in sand, mountain ridges, architectural designs, and cityscapes. Ian shows you his own photographic examples including the Great Sand Dunes National Park, sunlit ridges in the Utah desert, multi-hued mountains in Argentina, and more. You will learn how to look for an interesting repetition of shapes, how to recognize light and shadow patterns, and why uneven spacing works best. You will also learn why short telephoto zoom lenses are ideal to capture patterns and repetitions in photography.
In this video on HDR photography, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, solves the problem of the bright, blown-out, tower window in the old prison. He comments, “Given the wide range of natural light, this is an ideal HDR candidate.” In the first step, Tony takes one aperture priority image, using the average light reading…Watch 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 at…Watch Now >>
The prison barber shop images have been captured. Now it’s time for processing the HDR photograph. Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to export the RAW photo files to the HDR stage and into the master folder. You will learn how to work with Photomatix software. How to use tone mapping for color…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 >>