Around the Web August 31

A HUGE thank you to all who completed my survey – the biggest response I’ve ever had!

As a result of the survey answers I’ve changed doing the blog three times a week to twice a week (Sunday & Wednesday). Sunday will continue to be the “Sunday Sampler”, and Wednesday will now combine “Around the Web” with any other fun tutorials or info I can include.

Another idea I had yesterday – as a result of survey comments on webinar topics – for the October webinar, I am going to do a “live” demo of how I select textures for an image! I will pre-select some images to work on, but NOT pre-select the textures, so you’ll be able to see my actual workflow and thought process into choosing and applying textures! Stay tuned for more info!

There will be more ideas as a result of your amazing feedback. Thanks again if you participated! You can always feel free to email me with thoughts and ideas!

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “6 Magic Hour Tricks”, “Golden Hour Tips”, “How to Add a Neon Background to Studio Portraits”, “Landscape Photography Rules of Thumb”, “5 Composition Tips for Landscapes”, “Car Photography Using Strobe”, “Learning to See in Black & White”, “Understanding Equivalent Exposures”, “How Diffraction Affects Sharpness”, “Activity: Backlit Silhouette Portraits”, “Using Different Focus Points for Portraits”, “The Key Ingredient of Portrait Photography: The Story”, “All About Tilt Shift Lenses”.

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “5 Camera Hacks and Tips in 95 Seconds”

PHOTOSHOP/EDITING

From Shutterbug: “The 3 Worst Photo-Editing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Enhance Eyes in PS”, “How to Add Patterns to Clothing in PS”, “Cut Out a Person Fast with Select & Mask in PS”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Remove Unwanted Color Cast from Your Subject in PS”

From PlanetPhotoshop: “Let’s Do the Type Warp!”

FREEBIES

From CreativeNerds: “Authentic Milk Splashes Free PS Brush Set Vol 2”

From PixelSurplus: “Free Holidaze Script Font”, “Playen Sans Free Font Family”

VIDEO TUTORIAL:
Matting a Photo in Photoshop

I’ve had several requests for this tutorial. I had one recorded years ago that I did in Photoshop Elements, but software has changed so much, I re-recorded in PS CC. The same technique can still be done in Elements (as well as most other software programs). Enjoy!

CLICK HERE
FOR THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR
Registration is Open!

Tuesday, September 20th at 4:00 pm EDT
Alternative Creative Software

You know I love my Topaz Studio 2 and all of it’s creative effects. Unfortunately, Topaz is no longer actively selling or updating this product. So I began the search for other software that can give me some of the same creative effects. I’ll review and demo some of my finds.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The 5th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

If you’ve joined us for one or more of the
first 4 Conferences, you know what a
great bargain they are at just $39!

Why wait?
Register now for the 5th Conference
Feb. 25-26, 2023!

As always, if you can’t be there “live”, or want to
watch a session again, you’ll have access to the
recordings for 60 days (till May 1, 2023).
Plus: Goody Bag with Freebies & Discounts,
Speakers’ Notes & Door Prizes!

WORKING ON THE LAST COUPLE OF SPEAKERS,
BUT HERE ARE THE ONES WE’VE CONFIRMED
AND TOPICS:

David Desrochers (NJ)
Painting with Cameras (Creative In-camera Techniques)
Landscape Editing Techniques**
**There will be a contest to have your images edited by David**

Padma Inguva (NJ)
Light Box Photography
Photographing Places of Worship & Verteromas

Mark Houde (CT)
Drone Photography
The Human Spirit: Meant to Move

Mary Boucher (MA)
Easy Still Life Photography at Home

Carol Mossa (RI)
Unique Perspectives

and more announced soon!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

Barns & Back Roads Workshops
A FEW SPOTS LEFT FOR FALL 2022!

We begin the first day with a complimentary welcome dinner to get to know each other and plan the next three days! I plan on having you photograph two full days and on the 3rd day photograph for a bit in the morning, then we’ll work on images. Bring your laptop if you have one, or you can watch me demo on mine. Car pooling is mandatory on this workshop (you’ll ride with me) as many areas have little parking. We’ve gotten to know many property owners and we’ll be able to access those properties up close.

Optional add-on: We have two guest rooms (one with a queen bed and one with 2 twin beds) so you can stay with us. There are two hotels within five miles of the house as well.

Come enjoy our beautiful corner of Tennessee!

$645 per person

Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)
Sept. 28-Oct. 1 (3 spots)
Oct. 5-8 (3 spots)
Other dates are now full!

Price includes welcome dinner, water/snacks, photographic and post-processing instruction. Does not include transportation to/from workshop, meals (other than welcome dinner) or accommodations. NOTE: Carpooling during the workshop is mandatory due to limited parking in many areas.

Optional: Accommodations at our home
4 nights $175/pp (Contact me for availability)

Sign up on our website HERE!

Min. 50% of workshop fee + 100% of accommodations due at registration.
Balance due 30 days prior to start of workshop.
Please read our cancellation/refund policy HERE.

Contact: Hazel Meredith at
(203) 521-6480 or email at Hazel@MeredithImages.com
for more details and availability.

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