The weather plays a crucial role in capturing quality landscape images. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you why he relies on weather patterns to gauge photo opportunities. You will learn that the best conditions involve partly cloudy skies at sunrise and sunset. Catching the sunlight, the clouds fill with color and cast spectacular light onto the landscape. The gaps in the clouds create distinct shapes for wide angle images of land and sky. Probably the most ideal weather condition for landscape images is when a thunderstorm is coming in or clearing out. Ian shows you dramatic examples of his own cloud-laced images in the Badlands of South Dakota.
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: whiteWatch 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 apertureWatch Now >>
This old prison was full of photo ops. But Al Capone’s prison cell? Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, found this old cell to be the ideal subject for a HDR photograph. You will learn how to handle mixed lighting, from lamp light to window light, from the bottom of the gray scale to theWatch Now >>