Snow geese are exciting to photograph during migration. In this video, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner travels to a South Carolina refuge where the snow geese gather. The birds are constantly moving, flying in and flying out in swarming flocks. You will learn the importance of shutter speeds to stop the action. Doug uses a long telephoto lens and shoots at 1/2000 at f8. He tries to focus on bird’s eye or body for image clarity. The snow goose is pure white and highly reflective. To avoid overexposure, he spot meters off the neutral gray trees and then backs off his exposure by a stop. Ultimately, the key to photographing migrating snow geese is patience.
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 >>
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 >>
The problem in photographing the hall of mirrors was the wide dynamic range of light. In this editing video, post production instructor, Tony Sweet, shows you how to solve that problem in HDR processing. After combining the seven source images, Tony works his HDR image through tone mapping in the Photomatix default setting. He experiments…Watch Now >>