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.
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 >>
How do you go about HDR processing the prison cell dominated by dark shadows? In this tutorial, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will take you through the steps. “I shot very long exposures,” he explains, “and this helped capture the details.” In Photomatix tone mapping, he starts with the default setting and makes the adjustments including…Watch Now >>