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.
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: white…Watch Now >>
The problem in photographing the hall of mirrors was the wide dynamic range of light. In this editing video, post production instructor, Tony Sweet, shows you how to solve that problem in HDR processing. After combining the seven source images, Tony works his HDR image through tone mapping in the Photomatix default setting. He experiments…Watch Now >>
How do you go about capturing the root cell in HDR? The challenge for professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, is the average tonality of the light throughout the room. He explains, “This is not a true HDR image, so I’ll take a single shot and double process it in post.” When he consults the…Watch Now >>
This old prison was full of photo ops. But Al Capone’s prison cell? Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, found this old cell to be the ideal subject for a HDR photograph. You will learn how to handle mixed lighting, from lamp light to window light, from the bottom of the gray scale to the…Watch Now >>