• Blending Exposures Using Photoshop
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    Blending Exposures Using Photoshop

    To achieve a spectacular landscape photograph in the ultra wide format, blending exposures is the way to go. This creative technique allows you to hold sharpness from the front of your image to the back. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, shows you the methods of blending exposures. Ian explains, “When you are…

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  • Ultra-Wide Landscape
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    The Ultra-Wide Landscape – Course Preview

    How do those great photographers capture magnificent, wide angle landscape images? In this series of videos, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, shows you how he captures unusual landscape images in the South Dakota Badlands and the caves of Lake Superior. You will learn how to shoot from ground level, prevent lens flare, and correct for…

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  • ultra-wide landscape photography
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    Introduction to Ultra Wide Angle Photography

    What is your favorite landscape camera lens? In this video on ultra wide angle photography, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, shows you why he is addicted to what he calls “that sweet ultra wide lens.” What exactly is an ultra wide angle lens? By way of example, Ian uses his Canon 11-24mm lens, which corrects…

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  • When to Use an Ultra Wide Angle Lens
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    When to Use an Ultra Wide Angle Lens

    When should you use your ultra wide angle lens? In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, demonstrates how this amazing lens works best in distinct situations. Ian explains, “I use this lens for big, dramatic scenes.” For landscapes, he angles low on foregrounds to balance spectacular cloud formations or jagged mountains as backgrounds. If…

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  • Shooting Near and Far with an Ultra Wide Angle Lens
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    Shooting Near and Far with an Ultra Wide Angle Lens

    Big foreground, big sky. The near to far composition. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, shows you how to capture a distinct landscape image in the South Dakota Badlands with the ultra wide angle lens. He explains, “To make a creative photograph with your ultra wide lens, you need to get close to…

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  • Focus Stacking Photography with an Ultra Wide Lens
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    Focus Stacking Photography with an Ultra Wide Lens

    The ultra wide angle lens excels in capturing extreme images of broad, sweeping landscape scenes. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, demonstrates this technique through focus stacking photography in the South Dakota Badlands. Ian explains, “Using the ultra wide angle lens, you can be inches away from the ground in the bottom half…

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    How to Prevent Lens Flare

    The photographer’s universal question. How to prevent lens flare? In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, shows you tips and techniques for preventing lens flare. In the South Dakota Badlands, Ian sets up to shoot a landscape at an extreme wide angle, but the sunlight is striking the lens glass. Result? Lens flare. He…

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  • Shooting Interiors with an Ultra Wide Lens
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    Shooting Interiors with an Ultra Wide Lens

    Going ultra wide with your interiors. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, ventures into a Lake Superior sea cave for the ultra wide experience. In one composition, the walls of the cave are extremely narrow, a foot away from the camera on either side. The ultra wide lens opens up the interior to…

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  • Retouching Focus Stacked Images
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    Retouching Focus Stacked Images

    Blending focus stacked images in Helicon Focus doesn’t always work perfectly. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, takes you into post production for tips on retouching a blended photograph. If you have moving elements such as clouds in your blended image, there will be some errors. Ian shows you his image of trees…

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