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.
The problem in photographing the hall of mirrors was the wide dynamic range of light. In this editing video, post production instructor, Tony Sweet, shows you how to solve that problem in HDR processing. After combining the seven source images, Tony works his HDR image through tone mapping in the Photomatix default setting. He experimentsWatch Now >>
How do you go about capturing the root cell in HDR? The challenge for professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, is the average tonality of the light throughout the room. He explains, “This is not a true HDR image, so I’ll take a single shot and double process it in post.” When he consults theWatch Now >>
The old prison yard. Outdoor setting. Light sky. Dark stone. Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the perfect candidate for an HDR photo, from deep shade to bright sunlight.” You will learn that fast exposures work best in this type of exterior setting in order to minimize ghosting of the moving clouds.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 >>