For professional outdoor photographer David Johnston, creating a photograph that has a clear idea of the subject was a challenge when he was starting in outdoor photography. However, his mentors told him that it was the one way to create a good photo. There are many ways you can seclude your subjects in the outdoor scene. In this video, David will show how to use subject seclusion for clean photography by using wide apertures with a wildflower he found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After watching this video you’ll have a better understanding of what to do to get clean photography the next time you’re faced with a cluttered composition.
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 >>
The old prison yard. Outdoor setting. Light sky. Dark stone. Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the perfect candidate for an HDR photo, from deep shade to bright sunlight.” You will learn that fast exposures work best in this type of exterior setting in order to minimize ghosting of the moving clouds.…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 >>