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.
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 makesWatch Now >>
The six images have been captured, and now it’s time for processing Al Capone’s cell. Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, drags the HDR-processed RAW file into Photomatix, his favorite HDR software. When he runs into a problem with an overexposed skylight, he corrects with tone mapping and the white point point tool. He discusses saturation,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 upWatch Now >>
After capturing the prison yard in extreme lighting conditions, how would you go about processing the yard? Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, walks you through the steps to achieve the final HDR photograph. Using Photomatix software, he discovers haloing around the clouds and pulls back the strength. In the default setting, Tony makes general adjustments: whiteWatch Now >>