When photographing a cityscape, you may want to get the essential, iconic shot, but you should gather supporting images as well. In this video, editorial photographer Layne Kennedy illustrates how you can capture elements that aren’t as well-known, with techniques such as converting a shot to stark black and white or shooting a panoramic of the subject. Here, he photographs the Stone Arch Bridge, a historic former railroad bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that crosses the Mississippi River. Layne points out that you can showcase other areas besides the obvious and illustrate that you know the city well and can find other points of beauty. Use these cityscape photography tips today and have fun shooting beautiful images.
Photographing a hall of mirrors? Now there is a challenge! In this video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you into the old prison for a complex lesson in High Dynamic Range photography. “The lighting is difficult because of the skylights and mirrors,” Tony explains. Shooting with a 14mm lens at f22, he makes…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 >>
When you’re going out in the spring to capture images of beautiful buds and blooms, it’s important to be prepared. In this session, you’ll learn how to plan ahead for the right blooms, and what gear you need to pack for the conditions you’ll face.Watch Now >>
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 >>