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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
How do you go about HDR processing the prison cell dominated by dark shadows? In this tutorial, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will take you through the steps. “I shot very long exposures,” he explains, “and this helped capture the details.” In Photomatix tone mapping, he starts with the default setting and makes the adjustments including…Watch Now >>