On Lake Marion in South Carolina professional wildlife photographer Doug Gardner discovers an osprey nest, home to a dad, a mom, and three chicks. He navigates his jon boat into a quiet cove, and sets up his camera gear for a day of capturing osprey. In this video, you will learn the best methods of exposure including the Sunny 16 rule and also metering for the gray neutral zone, the nest itself. To photograph osprey in flight, he recommends shooting at1/500th shutter speed or greater, and then adjusting your f-stop and ISO readings. For you automatic shooters, he suggests using shutter priority. Join pro Doug Gardner as he makes memorable images of osprey hunting and feeding their young.
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… Read more »Watch Now >>
South Carolina’s Magnolia Gardens is home to a colorful river bridge. In this video, professional shooter Tony Sweet shows you how to capture this bridge through mirroring. You will learn how to make an HDR image from multiple exposures and how to create the mirror image in editing. In the HDR format, Tony shoots five… Read more »Watch Now >>
Blending focus stacked images in Helicon Focus doesn’t always work perfectly. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, takes you into post production for tips on retouching a blended photograph. If you have moving elements such as clouds in your blended image, there will be some errors. Ian shows you his image of trees… Read more »Watch Now >>
Photographing a tornado is dangerous business. In this video, outdoor photographer Doug Gardner relies on storm chaser Brian Barnes to drive him through rain, wind, and hail in order to capture a dramatic tornado as it funnels across the ground. Brian carries a computer on his dashboard and relies on radar and the National Weather… Read more »Watch Now >>