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.
In this high dynamic range photography tutorial, the challenge is to include all the intricate details: religious murals, chipped wall paint, hard sunlight patterns, and deep shadows. In this video course, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to combine all the lighting elements. Tony uses manual bracketing at f22. On either…Watch Now >>
Photographing a hall of mirrors? Now there is a challenge! In this video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you into the old prison for a complex lesson in High Dynamic Range photography. “The lighting is difficult because of the skylights and mirrors,” Tony explains. Shooting with a 14mm lens at f22, he makes…Watch Now >>
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 >>
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 the…Watch Now >>