Lesson 3 examines how to find your own artistic self through the process of trying new things until something works for you. Through the use of social media and the internet, you can both share your work as well as examining the works of others to refine your vision. You will also learn about critiques and criticism. The instructor takes a look at a lot of the work that has been posted by those who were participating in the webinar with a critic's eye. He also provides a demo of a double-tone mapped photo, how to set up shortcuts, and the Q & A segment talks about the use of wide angle lenses and how they affect the image.
Lesson 4 is about how HDR photography works and how it relates to how we see the world and the emotions that affect what we remember about a scene. He also talks about image size as well as how chromatic aberration and noise is not that big of a problem especially with Web based presentation. Other topics include how Photomatix works – what it gets right and where it falls short, working with layers in both Photoshop and Photoshop elements, and other post processing techniques. Q & A looks at online images being copied, how to take HDR images without people in them, and how to get that wow factor to your images.
Lesson 5 looks at composition and how the decisions that you make can affect how you process your shots. Here the instructor looks at some of his images and the thought process that went into creating the images and the way to use composition to tell a story with your images. He also works on a photo of a red-phone booth as his demo HDR and the Q & A is about getting rid of noise in night shots, the use of releases when shooting people, and more on working with layers.
Lesson 6 explains why you should not be intimidated when you are shooting. Even if it appears that everyone around you knows more about photography than you do, many of them are probably just pretending and are just as confused on certain topics as you might be, they just hide it better. He then goes into working with Photomatix and processes a lot of different kinds of images with various types of challenges and so here he shows you how to work through these differing problems. He also works a single image RAW file into a HDR shot. Q & A shows how he processes one of one of his images into a blog post, how to work in really low light situations, and talks about rich coloring and oversaturation in images.