As a way to achieve proper exposure, there is a concept called expose to the right. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant explains the concept, which basically means giving extra exposure to your image without overexposing it. After you capture an image, you should consult your camera’s histogram and make sure there is readable data on the right side of the graph without having all that data piled up on the right. Ian points out that the idea is to avoid visual noise, which can bunch up in the shadows. Therefore, try to expose to the right, and you will reduce the visual noise of your file images.
What’s it like to work from a single image in HDR? In this video, Processing the Root Cell, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to process an HDR file using a single photograph. Tony imports his best image into Aperture, makes exposure adjustments, and drops the RAW file into the Photomatix HDR software.…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 >>
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 >>
How do you go about processing the tower window, given the difficult lighting? In this video, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the classic, high dynamic range situation.” The tower window glows with bright, diffused light, while the cell block falls to deep shadows. You will learn Photomatix software and how Tony goes about…Watch Now >>