You probably know many of the rules of photography, such as the rule of thirds, don’t shoot into the sun, and so on. But do you know when to break the rules? This video discusses when and why shooting into the sun might actually be useful depending on the effects that you want to achieve. We’ll explain how lens flare can be a visual tool you can use to add realism and a creative editorial feel to your photos. You’ll learn how to maximize the benefits of your digital camera and create unique effects through lens flare.
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HDR Photography Tips for Post Processing
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 >>
Capturing the Root Cell
How do you go about capturing the root cell in HDR? The challenge for professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, is the average tonality of the light throughout the room. He explains, “This is not a true HDR image, so I’ll take a single shot and double process it in post.” When he consults the…Watch Now >>
Processing the Tower Window
How do you go about processing the tower window, given the difficult lighting? In this video, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, explains, “This is the classic, high dynamic range situation.” The tower window glows with bright, diffused light, while the cell block falls to deep shadows. You will learn Photomatix software and how Tony goes about…Watch Now >>
Considerations in Spring Photography
When it comes to seasonal photography, spring is a time of newness. Start out early for the best photos of the day so you can capture crisp, bright greens and stunning bursts of color in the flowers that bloom amid the new greenery.Watch Now >>
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