Although pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner has photographed a variety of wildlife in his career, he enjoys photographing waterfowl the most. In this video series, he takes you to the marshes, fields, and bays of the east coast during migration season. In the Santee Marsh, he captures dramatic images of hundreds of flocking birds. Later on, he photographs portraits of canvasbacks in a Maryland inlet. He captures images of snow geese gathered at a South Carolina refuge and swarming swans in a wetland marsh. You will learn about the behavior of migrating birds, the importance of good cover, how to gauge the weather conditions for the best photo ops, and how to photograph waterfowl flying, landing, and swimming.
You’ve seen the beautiful landscape photographs that capture bright sunlight and dark shadows. You’ve heard about the method, HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography. You want to learn more. In this HDR tutorial series, your instructor, author and educator, Tony Sweet, guides you through the entire process, from capturing the on-sight images to HDR processing at…Watch Now >>
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 >>
In this high dynamic range photography tutorial, the challenge is to include all the intricate details: religious murals, chipped wall paint, hard sunlight patterns, and deep shadows. In this video course, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to combine all the lighting elements. Tony uses manual bracketing at f22. On either…Watch Now >>
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 >>