Preparation and persistence are the keys to waterfowl photography. In this video, pro wildlife photographer Doug Gardner travels to North Carolina for tips and techniques on waterfowl photography under difficult weather conditions. He discovers a farm field, plants decoys, dresses in camouflage and waders, and hunkers down in a ditch for cover. It’s early winter and the landscape is brown. Doug crops out the field and concentrates on birds in flight, using his 500mm lens. When swans appear in the sky, he photographs them individually, in pairs, and in whole flocks. Later on, he moves to the Mattamuskeet marsh and captures waterfowl through falling snow. Waterfowl photography takes patience, but the waiting is well worth the time.
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 >>
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 >>
If you eye seasonal photography and wish you could come up with images that beautiful, the good news is that you can. This Seasonal Photography Course will give you the skills, insights, and tricks needed to capture beauty all year long and share it with others.Watch Now >>
How do you process an HDR image that includes extremes of light in an old prison? In this how-to editing video, post-production instructor Tony Sweet takes you through the procedure. He sandwiches the eight exposures into one HDR photograph, moves it into Photomatix. Using the tools, he pushes the contrast way up, then dials up…Watch Now >>