- by Michael J. Skelton, October 2008
I brought this DVD (Visual Literacy Photography Workshop) at Tony Sweet’s New Hampshire workshop. You will get a lot of help and information watching the lessons, but what I found to be of great benefit is the first section of the second disc. Tony covers many of his own photos and teaches the approach and mindset of each photo as he took them. Then goes on to explain how to capture the effects for everyone to experiment with later in the field. This section is worth the price of the DVD alone.
I have now watched this section 3 times and recorded many of his methods in my notebook that I always carrying around in my car to read and reference when Im out shooting in the field. This DVD is a great tool that will help get you to the next level artistically.
Amazing!!!, October 19, 2010
This was the first photography video that I’ve purchased and it set a very high bar.
Tremendous, August 18, 2011
Steve is a talented photographer who has a great communication style. He has thought provoking compositional commentary as well as reviewing his image making style. The film crew did a wonderful job with the area and in getting the most out of this format of film. Very well done, instructive, and useful.
Landscape Photography at its best!, April 5, 2010
Completing Your Outdoor Photography with Landscape Filters DVD video is really informative! This package contains 2 DVD, one for the field and one for the studio. The field trips takes you along on 7 separate photo shoot each having Adam Barker illustrating the use of various filters into your shooting. All photo shoots are very scenic and Adams illustrates many techniques to improve your shooting in the field, just like a pro. This is an awesome video. You will enjoy watching it time and time again. Many of us may never go to these locations but through this excellent DVD we can visit there with Adam and learn his techniques.
Easily understood and presented, June 3, 2010
For me, I am a visual person who needs to see how things work to fully understand their benefits. Mr. Barker presents that wonderfully in this instructional video, especially in regard to how filters work and their added benefits. Furthermore, how a dynamic image is tamed by use of a filter and without is demonstrated with photos to show the real gains. For the money, it is worth it to watch the film to see if investing in filters is worth the expense to you. If you already have filters, then this is a great how-to video on how to use them properly.
It’s like sitting side-by-side with a master while he works, April 29, 2010
Amazing, absolutely amazing. If you’ve ever wanted to look over the shoulder of a master photographer in his “lab”, this is your chance.
Jim moves these projects along at a perfect pace, explaining the how’s and why’s as he goes. He has a real easy going style and is very articulate. As someone said earlier, you can watch these videos over and over again.
I also purchased Jim’s “Dazzling Photoshop” video, and feel the same about it. In that DVD, he emphasizes particular photo projects with the way he groups the lessons, rather than by different skills as in this one. Both are packed with information and technique.
While these videos are not specific to any particular version of Photoshop, they are geared somewhat toward the most recent versions up to CS4 — I can hardly wait to see what Jim does with CS5!