• 4:33

    Tips for Converting Images to Black and White

    The latest editing software has made converting images to black and white a lot easier. In this video, professional photographer Steve Niedorf shows you how the process works. In Lightroom, he converts a color image of a tropical plant into a stunning black and white file in a few simple steps. First, he hits the…

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  • 12:46

    How to Determine White Balance Settings for Different Light

    White balance settings are always an issue given the variety of lighting conditions photographers face. In this video, professional photographer Steve Niedorf takes you through the entire process of white balance settings. His location is a white wall room with a balance of window daylight and artificial light that will affect his portrait of a…

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  • 8:05

    Tips for Editing Black and White Photos

    There are those who think everyone looks better in black and white. In this video, professional photographer Steve Niedorf shows you why with a portrait of his model, Tasha. In Lightroom, he converts his color portrait of her to monochrome by simply clicking on the black and white icon. Next, he uses Highlight Priority vignetting…

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  • HDR Tutorial: Learn How to Capture and Process Images
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    HDR Tutorial: Learn How to Capture and Process Images – Course Preview

    You’ve seen the beautiful landscape photographs that capture bright sunlight and dark shadows. You’ve heard about the method, HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography. You want to learn more. In this HDR tutorial series, your instructor, author and educator, Tony Sweet, guides you through the entire process, from capturing the on-sight images to HDR processing at…

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  • HDR Photography Tips
    2:34

    HDR Photography Tips for Shooting a Cell Block

    A HDR photography session in a deserted prison? Why not! Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to an old prison cell block for what he calls “a great HDR venue” because of the dynamic lighting range from bright skylights to dark stone walls. You will learn to deviate from your normal light reading…

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  • Processing the Cell Block Using HDR Photography Tips
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    Processing the Cell Block Using HDR Photography Tips

    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 tone…

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  • Capturing the Barber Shop in HDR Photography
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    Capturing the Barber Shop in HDR Photography

    When professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, discovered a musty, old barber shop in the prison, he knew he had an ideal HDR photograph. He calls it, “one of the greatest shots in all of the prison, challenging but worth the effort.” Tony shows you how to balance the bright, red barber chair with the…

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  • Processing the Barber Shop Using HDR Photography Tips
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    Processing the Barber Shop Using HDR Photography Tips

    The prison barber shop images have been captured. Now it’s time for processing the HDR photograph. Post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will show you how to export the RAW photo files to the HDR stage and into the master folder. You will learn how to work with Photomatix software. How to use tone mapping for color…

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  • HDR Photography in Al Capone’s Old Prison Cell
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    HDR Photography in Al Capone’s Old Prison Cell

    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…

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