Storms can produce roiling skies, lightning and tornadoes, but storms can also provide dramatic photo opportunities. In this video series, professional outdoor photographer Doug Gardner and storm chaser Brian Barnes drive hundreds of miles over the plains of Kansas and capture some exciting images. You will learn how to track a storm cell, where to locate your shooting position, how to adjust your camera settings on the fly, and how to frame a creative composition. Doug and Brian will capture images of thunderous skies, black and blue storm clouds, lightning bolts, and even a tornado as it funnels its way toward them.
After capturing the prison yard in extreme lighting conditions, how would you go about processing the yard? Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, walks you through the steps to achieve the final HDR photograph. Using Photomatix software, he discovers haloing around the clouds and pulls back the strength. In the default setting, Tony makes general adjustments: white…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 >>
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 >>
When professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with the…Watch Now >>