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.
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 >>
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 readingWatch 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 includingWatch Now >>
You’ve watched pro photographer, Tony Sweet, shoot the cell block. Now it’s time to create a single HDR photograph from the multiple images. Tony will show you how to create an HDR master folder. How to align your source images. How to adjust for white balance and reduce chromatic aberrations. You will also learn toneWatch Now >>