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.
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 >>
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 >>
A HDR photography session in a deserted prison? Why not! Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to an old prison cell block for what he calls “a great HDR venue” because of the dynamic lighting range from bright skylights to dark stone walls. You will learn to deviate from your normal light reading…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 >>