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.
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 >>
The prison barber shop images have been captured. Now it’s time for processing the HDR photograph. Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to export the RAW photo files to the HDR stage and into the master folder. You will learn how to work with Photomatix software. How to use tone mapping for color…Watch Now >>
When you’re going out in the spring to capture images of beautiful buds and blooms, it’s important to be prepared. In this session, you’ll learn how to plan ahead for the right blooms, and what gear you need to pack for the conditions you’ll face.Watch Now >>
This is a great room for capturing mixed light,” says Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet. He refers to a musty room in the old prison that features bright skylight, shadows, and lamp light. To capture the HDR image, you will learn how Tony uses long exposures, dropping as low as minus five below aperture…Watch Now >>