Photographing flying pelicans in their natural environment takes careful preparation. In this video, pro wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Eric Horan take you to Castle Pinckney Island where the brown pelican rookery is located. You will learn that birds take off in the direction of the wind, and that light can be your best friend or worst enemy. Therefore, your shooting position should be with the wind and the sun behind you. To capture flying birds, Eric recommends using 200-500mm lenses and a ball head tripod when shooting from a boat, but you can go handheld with a shorter zoom lens. Get onboard with Doug and Eric for tips on photographing flying pelicans.
This is a great room for capturing mixed light,” says Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet. He refers to a musty room in the old prison that features bright skylight, shadows, and lamp light. To capture the HDR image, you will learn how Tony uses long exposures, dropping as low as minus five below aperture…Watch Now >>
How do you go about HDR processing the prison cell dominated by dark shadows? In this tutorial, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will take you through the steps. “I shot very long exposures,” he explains, “and this helped capture the details.” In Photomatix tone mapping, he starts with the default setting and makes the adjustments including…Watch Now >>
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 makes…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 >>