When shooting in and around water on a wilderness photography expedition, it’s important to be on alert for the smaller details that will enhance your shot—but be careful that you don’t miss the obvious while looking for the secrets to emerge! In this session, photographer Layne Kennedy demonstrates how to capture a variety of perspectives when shooting water scenes. He begins by photographing canoers from atop a rocky hill before capturing images from the water beneath, illustrating how to achieve radically different pictures with a bit of simple repositioning. He also demonstrates how lens type, exposure, depth of field, and time of day can have dramatic effects on the lighting and composition of your photos.
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 six images have been captured, and now it’s time for processing Al Capone’s cell. Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, drags the HDR-processed RAW file into Photomatix, his favorite HDR software. When he runs into a problem with an overexposed skylight, he corrects with tone mapping and the white point point tool. He discusses saturation,…Watch Now >>
Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, has captured the HDR images in the old prison room under difficult lighting conditions. “It’s my favorite room in the prison,” Tony explains, “because of the various light sources and colors.” The next step is processing the mixed light. You will learn tone mapping in the Photomatix software. Tony starts…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 >>