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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>