Around the Web August 3

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Using Symmetry and Patterns to Create Stronger Photographs”, “Flash Photography: Taking Photos With vs. Without Flash”, “Street Portrait Photography Tips”, “Teleconverters: Things Photographers Should Know”, “Photography Rules are Made to Be Broken”, “How to Photograph Landscapes in Harsh Light”, “Tips for Converting Color Photos to B&W”, “Top 10 Dog Photography Tips”, “How to Take Great Portraits Outdoors”, “Portrait Photography: 5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid”.

PHOTOSHOP

From Adobe: “Make a Simple Yet Sophisticated Silhouette in PS” (if you’re on the Creative Cloud, you should get newsletters from Adobe with many cool techniques)

From WebDesignDev: “Master Photoshop: 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try”

PHOTOSHOP/LUMINAR

“Battle of AI Bokeh” from PixImperfect

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “8 Free Fiery Nights Lightroom Presets/LUTs”

From WebDesignDev: “20+ Free High Quality Brush Packs”

NOW SCHEDULING CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS FOR 2021-22 SEASON!

Is your camera club, conference or organization looking for programming that is instructional, informative
and fun? All seminars can be tailored to your group’s specific knowledge levels, and can be done via Zoom or in-person at a conference.

I have already scheduled ten clubs for the new season (most clubs meet Sept.-June). I am adding two new seminars – “Discover Luminar AI” and “Get Creative with the Nik Collection”. Other sessions include “Creativity with Your Smartphone”, “Working with Textures & Overlays”, “Creativity with Textures & Composites”, “Alternative Visual Artistry – Creative Post-Processing”, “Unleash Your Creativity with Topaz”, “HDR Imaging – the Natural Look”, and either Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels. My list has descriptions of each session – email me for a copy!

And, I am running an early-bird booking special if a session is scheduled by August 31st. Have your program coordinator email me ASAP at Hazel@MeredithImages.com to get on my calendar!

2 WEBINAR REPLAYS POSTED &
1 UPCOMING WEBINAR!

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

REPLAY NOW POSTED ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Click HERE to Watch!

The notes are also available in the Peacock Studio (which include my notes,
the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures).
Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (EDT)!

CLICK HERE to Grab Your Copy of the Notes!

And, If you missed my Design Cuts session on Thursday,
the replay is now available on their website.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

Once you click on the link, select “Watch Replay” – then scroll further down the page for the links to the 4 products I used in the webinar.

AND…by request…a special webinar coming up…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

Speakers/Seminars

Ken Sklute (AZ) – “Be Ready for the Unexpected” and “An Introduction to B&W Infrared Photography”

Lori Lankford (VA) – “In-Camera Creativity” and “The Beauty of Texture Photography”

Cheryl Tarrant (TN) – iPhoneography with DistressedFX and other apps

Kate Silvia (SC) – “Get Creative with Nik Software” and “Introduction to Photoshop Layers”

Loretta Paul-Goldin (CT) – “Creating Your Own Textures with Alcohol Inks” (a hands-on session)

Hazel Meredith (TN) – “Creativity with Plug-Ins” and “Using Textures, Brushes & Crop Shapes”

Dave Meredith (TN) – “Fun Compositing with Photos and Digital Art

* * * * * * * *

We will also have “add-on” Friday pre-conference sessions –
two in the afternoon – and one Friday evening

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Hazel Meredith – “Creating Your Own Textures in Photoshop and Elements”

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Lori Lankford – “Creative Flower Photography & Editing”

Friday evening (time TBD) – Ken Sklute – “A Night Under the Stars Photo Workshop” (both classroom and field time)

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Sunday Sampler August 1

Wow – August already! How do the months fly by so quickly?

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as an image of tree bark. I modified it three ways – Smart Photo Editor, in Topaz Impression and in Nik Analog Efex! Enjoy!

NOW SCHEDULING CAMERA CLUB SEMINARS FOR 2021-22 SEASON!

Is your camera club, conference or organization looking for programming that is instructional, informative
and fun? All seminars can be tailored to your group’s specific knowledge levels, and can be done via Zoom or in-person at a conference.

I have already scheduled ten clubs for the new season (most clubs meet Sept.-June). I am adding two new seminars – “Discover Luminar AI” and “Get Creative with the Nik Collection”. Other sessions include “Creativity with Your Smartphone”, “Working with Textures & Overlays”, “Creativity with Textures & Composites”, “Alternative Visual Artistry – Creative Post-Processing”, “Unleash Your Creativity with Topaz”, “HDR Imaging – the Natural Look”, and either Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced levels. My list has descriptions of each session – email me for a copy!

And, I am running an early-bird booking special if a session is scheduled by August 31st. Have your program coordinator email me ASAP at Hazel@MeredithImages.com to get on my calendar!

2 WEBINAR REPLAYS POSTED &
1 UPCOMING WEBINAR!

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

REPLAY NOW POSTED ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Click HERE to Watch!

The notes are also available in the Peacock Studio (which include my notes,
the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures).
Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd!

CLICK HERE to Grab Your Copy of the Notes!

And, If you missed my Design Cuts session on Thursday,
the replay is now available on their website.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

Once you click on the link, select “Watch Replay” – then scroll further down the page for the links to the 4 products I used in the webinar.

AND…by request…a special webinar coming up…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I’m still working on this one!)

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph our great finds including old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Possibly throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish.
There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.


IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

Speakers/Seminars

Ken Sklute (AZ) – “Be Ready for the Unexpected” and “An Introduction to B&W Infrared Photography”

Lori Lankford (VA) – “In-Camera Creativity” and “The Beauty of Texture Photography”

Cheryl Tarrant (TN) – iPhoneography with DistressedFX and other apps

Kate Silvia (SC) – “Get Creative with Nik Software” and “Introduction to Photoshop Layers”

Loretta Paul-Goldin (CT) – “Creating Your Own Textures with Alcohol Inks” (a hands-on session)

Hazel Meredith (TN) – “Creativity with Plug-Ins” and “Using Textures, Brushes & Crop Shapes”

Dave Meredith (TN) – “Fun Compositing with Photos and Digital Art

* * * * * * * *

We will also have “add-on” Friday pre-conference sessions –
two in the afternoon – and one Friday evening

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Hazel Meredith – “Creating Your Own Textures in Photoshop and Elements”

Friday 1:00-4:30 pm – Lori Lankford – “Creative Flower Photography & Editing”

Friday evening (time TBD) – Ken Sklute – “A Night Under the Stars Photo Workshop” (both classroom and field time)

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Tutorial Thursday July 29

JOIN ME TODAY FOR SOME COOL SKY TECHNIQUES!

Join me on Thursday, July 29th at 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use use some great Design Cuts products
to change up and improve your skies in Photoshop!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

LuminarAI – Update 4 Released!

LuminarAI has released Update 4 – FREE if you already own LuminarAI – which includes the highly anticipated Portrait BokehAI, as well as visual preview of Textures, controls for more accurate Sky positionings, and more comfort and speed than ever before thanks to 50+ bug fixes!

LuminarAI – 1 seat/license = $47; 2 seats/licenses = $59 (40% OFF)

Add-on Options:
Aurora HDR = $59
Luminar X Membership = $59
Plus 50% off on these Templates:
Elements of Light = $9
Perfect Portrait = $9
Amazing Animals = $9
Great American Landscapes = $9
PLUS FREE BONUS PACKS FOR EVERY ORDER:
Love Celebration
Summertime

Sale ends August 4th (11 am Eastern Time)

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE SAVINGS!

Think Tank Photo – SALE!

Think Tank Photo is having a sale on all of the Urban Backpacks! Think Tank is a great company that sells the highest quality products. I’ve had my bag for many years and it looks just as good as when it was new (mine is similar to the current Vision series).

CLICK HERE to get the sale pricing
AND get FREE US shipping and
FREE gear on all orders over $50!

WEBINAR REPLAY POSTED &
UPCOMING WEBINAR!

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

REPLAY NOW POSTED ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Click HERE to Watch!

The notes are also available in the Peacock Studio (which include my notes,
the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures).
Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

CLICK HERE to Grab Your Copy!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon – and one Friday evening – pre-conference hands-on sessions.

DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON ALL OUR SPEAKERS
AND SESSIONS IN SUNDAY’S BLOG!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Around the Web July 27

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Using Symmetry and Patterns to Create Stronger Photographs”, “Do You Have A Photography Checklist?”, “Make Your Photo Subject Really Stand Out”, “Blinkies in Photography”, “How to Photograph Waterfalls”, “Depth of Field in Portrait Photography”, “Using Framing in Photography to Draw Interest”,

PHOTOSHOP

From DigitalCameraWorld: “Make the Colors in Your Landscape Photography Sing with Photoshop”

From DesignShack: “How to Vectorize an Image in Photoshop”

From fStoppers: “How to Remove Creases from a Backdrop Using PS”

AFFINITY

From CreativeNerds: “10 Tutorials and Guides for Learning Affinity Designer”

FREEBIES

From Pixelo: “Confetti PNG Images”, “15 Toned Stone Textures”

LuminarAI – Update 4 Released!

LuminarAI has released Update 4 – FREE if you already own LuminarAI – which includes the highly anticipated Portrait BokehAI, as well as visual preview of Textures, controls for more accurate Sky positionings, and more comfort and speed than ever before thanks to 50+ bug fixes!

LuminarAI – 1 seat/license = $47; 2 seats/licenses = $59 (40% OFF)

Add-on Options:
Aurora HDR = $59
Luminar X Membership = $59
Plus 50% off on these Templates:
Elements of Light = $9
Perfect Portrait = $9
Amazing Animals = $9
Great American Landscapes = $9
PLUS FREE BONUS PACKS FOR EVERY ORDER:
Love Celebration
Summertime

Sale ends August 4th (11 am Eastern Time)

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE SAVINGS!

Think Tank Photo – SALE!

Think Tank Photo is having a sale on all of the Urban Backpacks! Think Tank is a great company that sells the highest quality products. I’ve had my bag for many years and it looks just as good as when it was new (mine is similar to the current Vision series).

CLICK HERE to get the sale pricing
AND get FREE US shipping and
FREE gear on all orders over $50!

TWO…MAKE THAT “THREE
UPCOMING WEBINARS!

I finished the projects for the upcoming “Creativity with the Nik Suite” webinar last week. I also posted the notes in the Peacock Studio (which include my notes, the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures). Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

Join me TODAY, July 27th
at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate my favorite features of the Nik Suite
and how I use them in my creative process.

Sign up HERE!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

AND…Community Chat on Design Cuts!

Join me on Thursday, July 29th at 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use use some great Design Cuts products
to change up and improve your skies in Photoshop!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon – and one Friday evening – pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Sunday Sampler July 25

Today’s Sunday Sampler is an old shutter with peeling paint, done 3 ways. Enjoy!

WEBINAR SURVEY – LAST CHANCE!

I’d like to ask for your feedback on topics/software you’d like to see in upcoming webinars. It’s a very short 3-question survey!

I appreciate your feedback so I can keep producing webinars that you’d most like to see! And a big THANK YOU to those who have already replied – some good ideas!!

I’m going to close the survey Sunday night, so please take a few moments now and reply – much apprciated!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY!

TWO…MAKE THAT “THREE
UPCOMING WEBINARS!

I finished the projects for the upcoming “Creativity with the Nik Suite” webinar last week. I also posted the notes in the Peacock Studio today (which include my notes, the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures). Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

Join me on Tuesday, July 27th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate my favorite features of the Nik Suite
and how I use them in my creative process.

Sign up HERE!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

AND…Community Chat on Design Cuts!

Join me on Thursday, July 29th at 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use use some great Design Cuts products
to change up and improve your skies in Photoshop!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Tutorial Thursday July 22

Today’s Tutorial is from Media Loot
“Easily Make an Editable Grunge Stamp Text Effect”

CLICK HERE FOR THE TUTORIAL

WEBINAR SURVEY

I’d like to ask for your feedback on topics/software you’d like to see in upcoming webinars. It’s a very short 3-question survey!

I appreciate your feedback so I can keep producing webinars that you’d most like to see! And a big THANK YOU to those who have already replied – some good ideas!!

I’m going to close the survey Sunday night, so please take a few moments now and reply – much apprciated!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY!

TWO…MAKE THAT “THREE
UPCOMING WEBINARS!

I finished the projects for the upcoming “Creativity with the Nik Suite” webinar last week. I also posted the notes in the Peacock Studio today (which include my notes, the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures). Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

Join me on Tuesday, July 27th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate my favorite features of the Nik Suite
and how I use them in my creative process.

Sign up HERE!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

AND…Community Chat on Design Cuts!

Join me on Thursday, July 29th at 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use use some great Design Cuts products
to change up and improve your skies in Photoshop!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Around the Web July 20

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PetaPixel: “A Full Detailed Tutorial on How to Photograph Birds & Wildlife”

From PSDstack: “Landscape Photography: 5 Tips for the Best Shot”

From PictureCorrect: “How to Master Your Camera as Quickly as Possible”, “Light Painting in Night Photography”, “Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed”, “8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag”, “Rule of Space in Photography”, “Photography Exercise: Try Taking Only 5 Shots a Day”, “How to Use Bulb Mode”

LIGHTROOM

From PSDstack: “Auto & Manual Color Correction in Lightroom”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “8 Free Aloe Green LR Presets & LUTs”

From CreativeNerds: “Vibrant Light Leaks Free Texture”

WEBINAR SURVEY

I’d like to ask for your feedback on topics/software you’d like to see in upcoming webinars. It’s a very short 3-question survey!

I appreciate your feedback so I can keep producing webinars that you’d most like to see! And a big THANK YOU to those who have already replied – some good ideas!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY!

TWO…MAKE THAT “THREE
UPCOMING WEBINARS!

I finished the projects for the upcoming “Creativity with the Nik Suite” webinar last week. I also posted the notes in the Peacock Studio today (which include my notes, the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures). Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

Join me on Tuesday, July 27th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate my favorite features of the Nik Suite
and how I use them in my creative process.

Sign up HERE!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

AND…Community Chat on Design Cuts!

“How to Enhance Your Sky Photos in Photoshop”

Join me on Thursday, July 29th at 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use use some great Design Cuts products and change up and improve your skies in Photoshop!

The sign-up link will be ready in the next couple days – stay tuned!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Sunday Sampler July 18

Today’s Sunday Sampler is three textures from an old mill we got to visit this past week. The original building was from the late 1700’s. It was rebuilt twice and the current building is from the 1820’s. The owner let us inside – we had to be very careful as many floorboards are broken or could break easily. Very interesting history for sure. Enjoy the two wood door textures and one of an old flour sack circa 1800’s!

WEBINAR SURVEY

I’d like to ask for your feedback on topics/software you’d like to see in upcoming webinars. It’s a very short 3-question survey!

I appreciate your feedback so I can keep producing webinars that you’d most like to see!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY!

TWO
UPCOMING WEBINARS!

I finished the projects for the upcoming “Creativity with the Nik Suite” webinar last week. I also posted the notes in the Peacock Studio today (which include my notes, the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures). Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

Join me on Tuesday, July 27th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate my favorite features of the Nik Suite
and how I use them in my creative process.

Sign up HERE!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all but one have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022 (FULL)
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Tutorial Thursday July 15

Instead of a tutorial this week, I’d like to ask for your feedback on topics/software you’d like to see in upcoming webinars. It’s a very short 3-question survey!

I appreciate your feedback so I can keep producing webinars that you’d most like to see!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY!

TWO
UPCOMING WEBINARS!

I finished the projects for the upcoming “Creativity with the Nik Suite” webinar on Tuesday (early for me!). I also posted the notes in the Peacock Studio today (which include my notes, the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures). Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

Join me on Tuesday, July 27th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate my favorite features of the Nik Suite
and how I use them in my creative process.

Sign up HERE!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

ONGOING COUPON CODES

I have coupon codes for textures and eBooks not already on sale:
Spend $25 in one order and save 10% with code PEACOCK10
Spend $50 in one order and save 20% with code PEACOCK20
Spend $100 in one order and save 30% with code PEACOCK30

See screenshot below (arrow) for the box to add coupon code in the cart. You MUST hit the APPLY COUPON BUTTON for the coupon to calculate! You will see the discount in the Cart Total column on the right. Coupon codes must be entered before payment – I cannot process after order is placed. Thanks.

This post may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated
if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks!

Around the Web July 13

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Understanding Exposure Value in Photography”, “5 Lightning Photography Tips”, “Nighttime Photography Tips”, “10 Sources of Inspiration”, “Lens Filters – What are They and When Do We Need Them?”

PHOTOSHOP

From fStoppers: “How to Use Photoshop’s Select & Mask Workspace”

From theme-junkie: “20+ Best PS Ice Effects”

LIGHTROOM

From DesignShack: “How to Edit Portraits in LR”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “8 Free 35mm Color Lightroom Presets & LUTs”, “8 Free Pink Infrared Lightroom Presets”, “8 Free Fireworks Lightroom Presets”

From CreativeNerds: “Spray Paint Free PS Brush Set Vol 3”

From PSDstack: “Free Film Simulation Presets for Lightroom”

From Line25: “20 Free Psychedelic Fonts”

TWO
UPCOMING WEBINARS!

I finished the projects for the upcoming “Creativity with the Nik Suite” webinar today (early for me!). I also posted the notes in the Peacock Studio today (which include my notes, the images and texture I will use in the webinar plus a bonus set of 6 new textures). Regular $7.50, on sale for $5 until Aug. 3rd (week after the webinar).

“Creativity with the Nik Suite”

Join me on Tuesday, July 27th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate my favorite features of the Nik Suite
and how I use them in my creative process.

Sign up HERE!

AND…by request…a special webinar…

“Working with Crop Shapes, Borders & Brushes”

Join me on Tuesday, August 10th at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
as I demonstrate how to use Crop Shapes, PNG & JPG Borders & Brushes.
I’ll show you how I determine which one I’ll use and why!

I will also have some VERY special limited-time discounts on all of
my Crop Shapes Sets as well as my Brush Sets!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

(These two images may or may not be in this webinar – I haven’t written this one yet!)

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS
2022 SPRING & FALL DATES
NOW AVAILABLE!

**I had 3 gals from Florida wanting to do a workshop in the Summer and stay in our 2 guest rooms. We settled on the end of July! (Yep, it’s gonna be hot!). I’ll modify the schedule so we’re doing post-processing during the midday and shooting in the early a.m. and late afternoon. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP OF 3 AND WOULD LIKE TO DO A WORKSHOP ON DATES NOT LISTED, CONTACT ME AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN SET IT UP!**


Come visit us and share the beauty of East TN! Join me for a workshop – limit 3 attendees per session (exception is 10/25-28, 2021). Travel the back roads of TN with me and photograph old barns, houses, churches, cars, and beautiful scenery. Throw in some cows and antiques too!

FALL 2021 SPACES AVAILABLE:
If you are interested in a Fall date, please book soon before they fill!!

Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (FULL)PART 2 (different itineraries than our Spring Workshop)
Oct. 3-10 (1 spot open)
Oct. 13-16 (FULL)
Oct. 25-28 (2 spots open) – this is the only workshop with 6 people max – after our Conference
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 (FULL)
Nov. 5-8 (2 spots open)

SPRING 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
April 22-25, 2022
April 28-May 1, 2022
May 4-7, 2022
May 11-14, 2022
May 18-21, 2022

FALL 2022 DATES (all have 3 spots open at this time)
Sept. 21-24, 2022
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2022
Oct. 12-15, 2022
Oct. 19-22, 2022
Oct. 26-29, 2022

We also have 2 guest rooms so there is an option to stay here if you wish. There are also 2 hotels within 5 miles of our house and an Air BnB.

Take a look at our website for info HERE, and sign up HERE or through the link on the workshop page.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Hazel@MeredithImages.com.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE!

Join us in Tennessee October 23-24, 2021
at the beautiful MeadowView Hotel & Conference Center
in Kingsport, TN

Our in-person Conferences keep you busy for 2 full days of seminars and hands-on photo-ops. Registration includes: Lunch both days; coffee “and”; all seminars; speaker’s notes on a flash drive; goodie bag; and a chance to mingle with other attendees and speakers.
Max 100 attendees.

We will also have “add-on” Friday afternoon pre-conference hands-on sessions – TBA soon!

Click HERE to go to the Conference Web Page
for more info and to register!
(Or HERE for the direct store link)

WINTER VIRTUAL CONFERENCE!

Yep, I’m planning ahead! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss our 3rd Virtual Creative Photography Conference on Feb. 26 & 27, 2022! I promise we’ll have another great line-up of speakers for more creative learning! Conference price will be $39 before Jan. 31, 2022 and $49 afterwards.

I’m also looking at hosting the event on Vimeo instead of Zoom to see if I can make the registration process simpler. Stay tuned for details!!

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