Photographing swans takes some understanding of their behavior. In this video, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner travels to a wetlands marsh where he discovers swarms of swans. You will learn that these birds are sensitive to weather changes and will feed heavily before a storm. You will also learn that two important considerations in photographing swans are light and wind coming from the same direction. The goal is to keep the wind and light direction to the side or behind you. You don’t want the birds to be flying or landing away from you. Using his 500m telephoto and shooting on autofocus, Doug captures dramatic images of graceful swans flying, landing, and swimming in the water.
How do you capture a scene bathed in mostly dark, natural light? In this Capturing Window Light video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to a shadowy prison cell and uses a long set of exposures for his HDR photograph. The average, aperture priority setting calls for 15 seconds at 400 ISO. Tony…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 >>
What’s it like to work from a single image in HDR? In this video, Processing the Root Cell, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to process an HDR file using a single photograph. Tony imports his best image into Aperture, makes exposure adjustments, and drops the RAW file into the Photomatix HDR software.…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 >>