Yes, I know that I posted an entry not too long ago praising 3 DVD collection titled “Drawing with Light: 21st Century Dodging & Burning (Tutorial DVD - 3 Disk Set)”, but this is a separate 3 DVD set, titled “Atmospheric FX’, and this one is just as good!
John Paul Caponigro is a well recognized name in the photography world, and advice from him is advice well taken! John does not fail to amaze. His creative minds eye is a world that I love to explore, and he lets us all in as you watch this Drawing with Light: 21st Century Dodging & Burning (Tutorial DVD - 3 Disk Set). First he explains what makes an image work, using atmospheric effects such as smoke, clouds, and fog, just to name a few. He explains many ways to incorporate these effects into your own images, holding our hand the entire way.
Perhaps the gold mine here is the fact that he shows his own finished images alongside the works that he is creating, along with the viewer, so that an end result can be seen and understood.
He goes into great length the many different Photoshop techniques that he uses in order to best apply these effects. He also explains why he chooses these certain work paths, and the trouble with going in a different direction. This is also gold as time is all too often money.
I love how he breaks from working on images to talk more about certain aspects, and theories behind the techniques that he is performing. He manages to keep the viewer completely informed, and with him a he works on his images.
Drawing with Light: 21st Century Dodging & Burning (Tutorial DVD - 3 Disk Set)
John also details the many different ways in which to get and then incorporate “fx” into your own images. This information was great, as it isn’t as hard as I was led to believe.
If you have a desire to take your images to the next level, in the easiest way possible than rush out to get and watch the Drawing with Light: 21st Century Dodging & Burning (Tutorial DVD - 3 Disk Set)! You will thank yourself for the rest of your career.