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Tony Sweet Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is definitely the rage these days. Actually, it's a bit more than a rage. It could give us a glimpse into the future of photography. A brief overview is that several images are made at different exposures, then the images are combined in software to create a single image, which can show detail in the dark areas and in the bright portions...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

Let's begin by saying that I'm primarily a nature photographer and have used flash very infrequently, that is, up to now. When I first received the unit it was in a black case and on first look I thought, "This is a lot of stuff. How am I going to use all of this, much less carry it in my camera bag?" Well, it isn't quite as much as it seems.

Tony Sweet Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

When Nikon announced the D2X last year at photokina there was a good deal of anticipation about it, and a good wait that followed until it finally arrived. In the meantime, Canon countered with their EOS-1Ds Mark II, which in many ways shaped the competitive landscape. With a street price of $4999.95, Nikon's flagship digital SLR is $3000 less than the $8000 (body only) Mark...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

Warming Effect
The filter that I use the most, by far, is the warming filter. It is used primarily in overcast light or in shade to remove the inherent blue or cold light from such scenes. As a result, an amber or warm tonality is added to the scene.

Here is...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Xpan II Accessories
Here are three companies that are indispensable in regard to Xpan accessories:
1. The Stock Solution (800-777-2076) for paper Xpan mounts, individual plastic sleeves, and pages.
2. Really Right Stuff...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

The Tip-Off

It's happened a great number of times that, while driving to a predetermined scene or location, I looked out of the window and exclaimed, "Man! Look at that!" The thought of stopping entered my mind and I even...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

The Hasselbald Xpan

Miles Davis, the jazz great, would say, "When you see something that you can do, you know it right away." It follows that my love affair with the Hasselblad Xpan was love at first sight, or actually love at second sight. I was briefly introduced to...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

Early on in my career, as an instructor with The Great American Photography Weekend workshop company, I had the privilege of teaching with some of the greatest nature photographers in the world. One of the first things that I learned was from...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

This scene was the last of a very long and exciting photography workshop that I conducted in North Carolina. We were all pretty tired and a bit anxious to get home. We found the sky interesting at Table Rock and decided to work this as our final...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

Capturing mood
imagery in photography is achieved through applied techniques and filters.
Of course, subject selection, exposure, and compelling composition are
the most important elements in creating evocative imagery. When thel...

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