Late afternoon can often be the best time for photographing wildlife. In this video, professional wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Bill Lea photograph a magnificent buck grazing in the late golden light and show you how to photograph wildlife. You will learn to position yourself eye-level to your subject, why it’s best to shoot 1/3rd stop under your meter reading, how to capture the neutral tones of green, brown, and gray, and why it’s wise to let the deer come to you. As a bonus, a black bear suddenly appears and chases off the buck while the photographers capture the drama. As Doug observes, a photographer can feel pretty small in the wide world of nature.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>