How would you like to go storm chasing in tornado alley? In this video, outdoor photographer Doug Gardner takes you to North America’s high plains and shows you how photographing storms takes skill and planning. You will learn how to read the wind and air temperature, how to keep your camera anchored, and how to set the right exposure to capture the sky’s extreme brights and darks. You will also learn composition, for instance, a narrow line of landscape below a vast expanse of stormy sky. Because storms move quickly, you’ll find it’s important to set your camera at a low f-stop with a high shutter speed. Join pro Doug Gardner in photographing storms along tornado alley.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>