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.
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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>