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.
How do you capture a scene bathed in mostly dark, natural light? In this Capturing Window Light video, professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to a shadowy prison cell and uses a long set of exposures for his HDR photograph. The average, aperture priority setting calls for 15 seconds at 400 ISO. TonyWatch 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 aboutWatch Now >>
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 eitherWatch 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: whiteWatch Now >>