There’s no denying the fact Tom Mangelsen is a master when it comes to nature photography. Even the briefest look at his portfolio instills a level of trust in the photographer’s ability to create great photos over and over again. Which is precisely why we tend to listen, intently, when we’re presented with the opportunity to learn a thing or two from Mangelsen.
Luckily, we’re afforded that opportunity in the 6 minute long excerpt from Mangelsen’s “The Art of Wildlife Photography” he recently filmed for CreativeLive. You can audit the class from the comfort of your own home as Mangelsen explains to his students a number of ways to tune in your exposure settings when shooting nature photography. He starts out discussing the advantages of auto focus lock before touching on some composition ideas. He also spends a fair amount of time explaining the importance of reading (and understanding) the histogram, which he sums up by saying:
“You don’t need to worry about the mountain range, you just worry about right and left.”
He also touches on why he very rarely uses bracketing, but instead prefers to utilize exposure compensation. Take a look at the clip below, but be warned, if you have gear envy, prepare for a bout of jealousy!
[ via CreativeLive ]