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.
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 >>
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 >>
You’ve watched pro photographer, Tony Sweet, shoot the cell block. Now it’s time to create a single HDR photograph from the multiple images. Tony will show you how to create an HDR master folder. How to align your source images. How to adjust for white balance and reduce chromatic aberrations. You will also learn tone…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 >>