June Topaz Promo, Workshops & More!

Hey everyone! Looks like summer is finally here! Hope you have a chance to get out and do some photography of fun summer events!


DeNoise Box

My friends at Topaz have a promotion coming up on Topaz DeNoise. This plug-in removes distracting High ISO image noise and preserves important detail. Whether you’re shooting in low light, using fast speeds, or encountering other conditions where you need to increase your ISO, DeNoise gives you the peace of mind to know that you’ll end up with a clean, clear, and noise-free result.

The promotion starts on TUESDAY, JUNE 16th through the end of the month. Link here: http://www.topazlabs.com/aff/idevaffiliate.php?id=432&url=http://www.topazlabs.com/DeNoise, and use the code JUNEDENOISE to save $20 (25%), making the price $59.99.


I’m looking to set up some field workshops as well as some small (2-3 people) “hands-on” software workshops. What would you most like to see offered? Software? Elements; Creative Cloud; Lightroom; Topaz; textures; ProShow Gold; how to make a photo book? Where would you like to go and shoot? Gardens; butterflies; waterfalls; vintage cars; trains; trolleys – or something else? Please email me your ideas at Hazel@MeredithImages.com and we’ll get some things set up for August through October.

And remember, if you belong to a camera club, I can do a seminar on any of the above topics as well! Give me a call or email me for the 2015-2016 camera club season!


There are SO many cool places on the web that offer free textures, brushes, fonts and more! Here are a few of the latest ones I’ve found:

If you like using keyboard shortcuts in your post-processing work, there’s a cool “cheat sheet” over on Digital Photo Buzz at http://digitalphotobuzz.com/lightroom-shortcut-cheat-sheet.

Designer Candies has a great newsletter to sign up for. In the latest edition this week, there’s a link to some cool stock image and texture packs. Check ’em out! http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8d3fe374f879c23ee4bf16d7b&id=b888c156d2&e=176763dd72

The Photo Argus also has a great newsletter – this week featuring links to 50 Lightroom Tutorials, Photoshop Actions and much more. Check them out at thephotoargus.com.

Digital Camera World is a website with a wealth of information on all subjects. http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/.

Have a great summer – hope to see you at the upcoming NECCC Conference, July 17-19 at UMASS Amherst! And don’t forget to send me an email with your ideas for summer/fall workshops and locations! Thanks!