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.
When professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with the…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 >>
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 >>
This is a great room for capturing mixed light,” says Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet. He refers to a musty room in the old prison that features bright skylight, shadows, and lamp light. To capture the HDR image, you will learn how Tony uses long exposures, dropping as low as minus five below aperture…Watch Now >>