Whether you realize it or not, nature is full of natural shapes. Mountains are triangles, the sun and moon are circles, and rocks can be a variety of squares and rectangles. Shape photography, the ability to see shapes in an outdoor scene, is one of the ways photographers can improve their photography compositions. Once you see the various shapes in nature, you can creatively pair them together in an image. Photographing multiple shapes in one frame creates repetition and organization in your photos. In this video, David Johnston, professional outdoor photographer, will discuss how to do this using lines and rectangles.
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. TonyWatch 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 apertureWatch 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 aboutWatch Now >>