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.
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 >>
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 problem in photographing the hall of mirrors was the wide dynamic range of light. In this editing video, post production instructor, Tony Sweet, shows you how to solve that problem in HDR processing. After combining the seven source images, Tony works his HDR image through tone mapping in the Photomatix default setting. He experiments…Watch Now >>
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 >>