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.
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 >>
When professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with the…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 >>
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 >>