Photographing a tornado is dangerous business. In this video, outdoor photographer Doug Gardner relies on storm chaser Brian Barnes to drive him through rain, wind, and hail in order to capture a dramatic tornado as it funnels across the ground. Brian carries a computer on his dashboard and relies on radar and the National Weather Service to scout for a storm cell. Once Doug and Brian spot a tornado, there is no time for tripods. They jump out of the van and shoot handheld as the tornado moves closer. But it was all worth it. Their images of the tornado are stunning.
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 >>
You’ve seen the beautiful landscape photographs that capture bright sunlight and dark shadows. You’ve heard about the method, HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography. You want to learn more. In this HDR tutorial series, your instructor, author and educator, Tony Sweet, guides you through the entire process, from capturing the on-sight images to HDR processing at…Watch Now >>
The six images have been captured, and now it’s time for processing Al Capone’s cell. Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, drags the HDR-processed RAW file into Photomatix, his favorite HDR software. When he runs into a problem with an overexposed skylight, he corrects with tone mapping and the white point point tool. He discusses saturation,…Watch Now >>