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.
Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, has captured the HDR images in the old prison room under difficult lighting conditions. “It’s my favorite room in the prison,” Tony explains, “because of the various light sources and colors.” The next step is processing the mixed light. You will learn tone mapping in the Photomatix software. Tony starts…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 >>
In this video on HDR photography, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, solves the problem of the bright, blown-out, tower window in the old prison. He comments, “Given the wide range of natural light, this is an ideal HDR candidate.” In the first step, Tony takes one aperture priority image, using the average light reading…Watch Now >>
In this high dynamic range photography tutorial, the challenge is to include all the intricate details: religious murals, chipped wall paint, hard sunlight patterns, and deep shadows. In this video course, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to combine all the lighting elements. Tony uses manual bracketing at f22. On either…Watch Now >>