Understanding ISO takes patience, but it is the key to good photography. ISO stands for International Standards Organization, the standardized industry scale for measuring light. In Digital Photography, ISO measures the sensitivity of your camera’s image sensor. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant gives you guidance on understanding ISO. As he explains, the lower the ISO number the less sensitive your camera is to light and the finer the grain. Higher ISO settings are generally used in darker situations to get faster shutter speeds, but the images will suffer from digital noise and slightly degrade the quality. If you are in a shooting situation where the light is changing fast such as sports or wildlife, you might want to use your camera’s auto ISO setting.
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 >>
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 >>
This old prison was full of photo ops. But Al Capone’s prison cell? Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, found this old cell to be the ideal subject for a HDR photograph. You will learn how to handle mixed lighting, from lamp light to window light, from the bottom of the gray scale to the…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 >>