To photograph white-tailed deer, you have to be long on patience, but it’s well worth the time. In this video series, pro wildlife photographers Doug Gardner and Bill Lea take you to Cades Cove in the great Smoky Mountains National Park. They capture these beautiful animals in the foggy light of early morning and in the golden light of late afternoon. At one point, a black bear appears and chases off a large buck while the photographers capture the drama. Bill Lea, author of the book, CADES COVE, explains why this wonderful wildlife home is an ideal location for nature photographers. He believes that the alluring light is worth the experience.
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 >>
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 watched pro photographer, Tony Sweet, shoot the cell block. Now it’s time to create a single HDR photograph from the multiple images. Tony will show you how to create an HDR master folder. How to align your source images. How to adjust for white balance and reduce chromatic aberrations. You will also learn tone…Watch Now >>
Photographing a hall of mirrors? Now there is a challenge! In this video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you into the old prison for a complex lesson in High Dynamic Range photography. “The lighting is difficult because of the skylights and mirrors,” Tony explains. Shooting with a 14mm lens at f22, he makes…Watch Now >>