Regularly $450 – it’s now 89% off.
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This offer ends May 24.
Every year, In Focus assembles valuable landscape photograph training videos and ebooks from leading experts into one fabulous bundle offered for a limited time only at a very special price.
Improve your craft and bring your creative artistic vision to new heights with eBooks from Ian Plant
Accelerate your Photography with eBooks from Anne McKinnell
Histogram Exposed Course by Jay & Varina Patel
Adobe Camera RAW Processing tutorials by Joshua Cripps
Includes post processing for Histogram Exposed Video Course case studies
Includes post processing for Essential Filters Course case studies
Focus Stacking/Blending Made Easy by Mark Metternich
10 Pro Tips: To Take Your Photos to the Next Level by Ryan Dyar
Start-To-Finish Series: Grand Tetons Winter by Chip Phillips
The Complete Photo Workflow: Image Organization & Backup Solutions by Colby Brown
In addition, there are many free bonus offers – including Colin Smith’s DJI Phantom 3 – Quick Start Kit.
Plus you can enter to win additional Free Prizes.
“Whether you’re a complete novice trying to get a start, or an experienced photographer looking to polish your skills, The Complete Photography Bundle III contains 50+ products anyone can use to improve and evolve their photography.
All of the products contained in this bundle have been developed by some of the top names in the photography business, and include tips and tricks they’ve mastered to rise to the top of their game. Now you can take advantage of their experience as they share their hard earned knowledge with you to help you improve your own photography.
When you buy The Complete Photography Bundle III, you’ll gain full access to all of the products, which are yours to keep forever. No memberships, no recurring payments. You’ll have over 70+ hours of tutorial videos, 10+ photography ebooks, as well as hundreds of Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, and professional quality textures and overlays.
Sold individually, these products usually sell for more than $3,300, but with The Complete Photography Bundle III, you’ll receive everything for only $127. It’s the most complete photographic education you can buy, and the training included will help you improve your photography skills and techniques.”
Find out more here.
Flypaper Textures offers a variety of high quality easy-to-use downloadable texture files.
(I use them all the time with my iPhone photographs.)
You can get 15% off Flypaper Textures with this code – johnpaul .
Visit Flypaper Textures here.
Plus, mouse over images on their blog for before / after previews.
Read A Little Stress Can Be Good For Your Images on The Huffington Post.
“Stress can be good for your images. The analog materials used in painting and photography, often add rich textures that can enliven images. Throughout the history of art, drips, scratches, cracks stains, grain, vignetting, light leaks, fading, erasure and other analog artifacts have all been successfully used to add a compelling character to many images. Far from being something to be avoided, these effects can become a creative wellspring you can draw from time and time again.
Distress your photographs a little and you can make contemporary photographs look antique. Distress your photographs a lot and you can make photographs seem like they were made with other media – pencil, ink, paint, etc. The same effects and sensibilities can also be applied to and enhance images made by hand, with paint or with painting software, or computer rendered, whether 2D or 3D.
Stress can do a lot for your images …”
Get 15% off Photomatix with this code – johnpaulcaponigro.
Beyond Photoshop, there are a number of HDR software options, both plug-ins and stand-alones. Some of the better-known programs include Artizen HDR, easyHDR, FDRTools, pfstools, HDR Efex Pro, and Photomatix. HDRsoft’s Photomatix is the longest standing and perhaps most robust and sophisticated solution.
Photomatix can be used either as a Photoshop plug-in or as a stand-alone product. It offers a variety of ways of combining exposures, including some non-HDR options. Photomatix offers impressive controls over essential image elements affected by HDR merges. Chief among these are control over halos, micro-contrast accentuation, micro-smoothing and control of saturation in highlights and shadows (areas that tend to need aggressive tone mapping).
With a little care and attention, the effect you produce with these tools can be one of your choosing. If used aggressively, you can produce a contemporary HDR effect that can give your images a new look. If used conservatively, you can produce a classic effect that’s virtually unnoticeable.
Every photographer can benefit from learning HDR techniques …
Read my review of Photomatix here. Stay tuned for the update.
Read more about HDR techniques here.
View more about HDR in my DVD Extending Dynamic Range – HDR Imaging.
Learn more in my digital photography workshops.
Get 15% off of Pixel Genius products with this code – JPC15CPN.
The people at Pixel Genius (Martin Evening, the late Bruce Fraser, Mac Holbert, Andrew Rodney, Seth Resnick and Jeff Schewe) produce terrific production tools for use within Photoshop – PhotoKit, Photo Kit Color, and Photo Kit Sharpener.
PhotoKit automates a variety of tasks including color correction, color to black and white conversion, toning, and basic sharpening. PhotoKit Sharpener automates some of the most sophisticated sharpening routines ever devised. They’re so sophisticated they were licensed and modified for Adobe’s Lightroom.
Get 20% off Imagenomic products with this discount code JPC2007.
Noiseware is the most robust noise-reduction software available. Ironically, while it offers the most sophisticated feature set, very often the default settings when you first open an image are all you’re likely to need. In many cases, very little, if any, additional tweaking is necessary.
In part, this is because Noiseware analyzes the images you process and creates “profiles” or saved settings that it uses every time you open a new image. It intelligently learns your needs by tracking your past images and analyzing your new images. You can also use Noiseware’s tools to create your own profiles, which can be saved and reused. You can save your own Preferences for how you’d like Noiseware to behave and learn. Noiseware also offers 13 default settings (like Landscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Stronger Noise, etc.) and allows you to save your own custom settings, which can be created from scratch or by modifying the provided presets.
Noiseware’s ability to target noise reduction to specific aspects of an image is what makes it unparalleled. You can adjust Noise Reduction based on Luminance or Chrominance; higher settings produce stronger noise reduction. You can target Noise Level based on Luminance or Chrominance; higher settings tell the software there’s more noise. You can target Color Range; Noise Reduction and Noise Level can be customized by hue—reds, yellows, greens, cyans, blues, magentas, neutrals. You can target Tonal Range; Noise Reduction and Noise Level can be customized for shadows, midtones and highlights. You can target image areas based on Frequency (or amount of detail); Noise Reduction and Noise Level can be customized to High, Mid, Low and Very Low frequencies. Finally, you can enhance detail, first, by using Detail Protection to reduce the effect based on Luminance or Color, and second, by using Detail Enhancement, which provides Sharpening, Contrast and Edge Smoothening.
Noiseware’s ability to provide this level of selectivity is extraordinary. It allows you to easily customize noise reduction for separate areas of an image without making complex masks. You’ll want to do this. Here’s just one example, among many, of why you want to do this. Smooth image areas reveal noise much more readily and they support more noise reduction, while highly textured image areas hide noise, but don’t support as much noise reduction without compromising apparent image sharpness.
Read my full review on Digital Photo Pro.
Find Imagenomic’s Noiseware here.
Read more in my digital photography resources.
Learn more in my digital printing workshops.