Around the Web September 28

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to Avoid Blurry Photos”, “Lion Photography Tips”, “How to Take the Perfect Wildlife Photo”, “Equivalent Exposures Tutorial”, “How to Photograph Steam”, “Portrait Photography Tips”, “Shutter Drag Seascape Tips”

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “The Magic of Layer Masks”, “Precisely Cut Out Hair Using Color Range”, “How to Turn a Photo into a Cartoon in PS”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Surreal Night LR Presets & LUTs”

From PixelBuddha: “Cracked Wall Photo Effect”

From CreativeNerds: “Autumn Pumpkin Watercolor Seamless Vector Pattern”

From PixelSurplus: “100 Free Burnt Edge Paper Textures”

From MediaLoot: “16 High Res Cardboard Textures”

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR
SALE ON NOTES ENDS TONIGHT!

Don’t forget to grab your copy of the webinar notes!
Notes, Images & 6 BONUS TEXTURES!
SALE PRICING ENDS TONIGHT!!!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Reg. $7.50 – on sale for just $5 only until TONIGHT!

Includes 6 Bonus New Watercolor Textures!
(all bonus textures in notes are only available
with notes and not sold anywhere!)

NEXT WEBINAR

Join me on Tuesday, October 18th at 4:00 p.m.
“How Do I Decide What Textures to Use?”

A question that I am often asked is, “HOW do you decide which texture or textures to use on your image? What is your thought process and where does one begin?” I’m going to do some “live” edits and show you my process. I will not choose textures ahead of time, just the images I’ll be using! You’ll see exactly how I decide on textures to try, then if I’ll keep them or trash them! This will be fun!!

Due to the fact that I won’t have the textures pre-selected, the notes for this webinar will be available a day or two AFTER the webinar!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR!

FOUR NEW TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS
+ A SALE ON ALL TEXTURES/BRUSHES/ETC.

Hot off the presses!
Click the images below to go to that set in the Peacock Studio Store.

Keep scrolling to read more and see examples of how I’ve used them!

These 4 New Sets – Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33
for one week only!
Sale Ends TONIGHT!!!

Two sets of Background Papers – perfect for portrait backgrounds of people or pets, or as overlays on your images. Subtle textures are great to combine to create your own looks (and don’t forget, you can change a texture to B&W to get the texture without the color!). The browns and golden yellows are also super to change the mood and tone of your image to a vintage look.

And I have a new set of “Grunge Brush Strokes”. Add a touch of grunge anywhere you like on your image! Great for edges as well as light brushstrokes over areas of your photos. Keep it light or pour on the grunge!

And there is a new set of Borders – set comes with Brushes as well as PNG and JPG files (instructions included too). Add some drama to your images with a border – from subtle to dramatic. These are borders only, no grunge or anything else in the centers.

All of the new sets are regular $15.

These 4 New Sets –
Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33

SALE ENDS TONIGHT at midnight Eastern.

LUMINAR – SALE ENDS TOMORROW

Luminar Neo has announced the fifth Extension – Focus Stacking (releasing in November)! This in addition to UpscaleAI and AI Background Removal, also being released in November.

Luminar Neo also announced recently that they were adding a “subscription” pricing model (in additional to being able to still purchased outright). In this case, I think the subscription is the best deal as it will include ALL extensions released during your 1 year subscription. If you already own Luminar NEO, you can get the first year for just $69! If you purchased the Extentions separately – and it only includes the 7 releasing in 2022 – they are priced at $179!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DEALS!

Sale ends at 10 am ET on 9/29/22

NEW PRODUCT…RADIANT PHOTO

From the folks who created Perfectly Clear, an all-new AI-powered imaging program – RADIANT PHOTO!

The program was just released last week. It gives you “superior quality finished photos with perfect color rendition, delivered to you in record time. Your photos – simply RADIANT. The way they are meant to be.”

You can use Radiant Photo as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic or Corel Paintshop Pro. You can use on up to two computers for macOS or Windows.

Radiant is offering a special release price, but they do not want to have “specials” all the time as many products do. They’re offering a great product at one great price (no subscriptions!).

Launch Special Pricing $129.00 (reg. $159)

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

Another Option for Creative Software

A member of our Facebook group “Textures: Turn Ho-Hum Into a Work of Art”, Jean Bernard Roussilhe, has a program available for Desktop computers and an app for your iPhone/iPad. Imagelys Picture Lab allows you to create artwork in various painting styles as well as create frames, seamless patters, and much more!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

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)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

Barns & Back Roads Workshops

My two scheduled late October sessions are full.
However, other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3…

contact me for info!
Also booking Spring & Fall 2023!

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 sign up on the website.

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  (or $110/pp for shared room) 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.

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

Sunday Sampler September 25

Today’s Sunday Sampler is a texture created with various brushes, then modified 3 ways. Remember, you can always soften the design in a texture with a Gaussian Blur, or add other Photoshop Filters. Enjoy!

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR – REPLAY POSTED

The replay of yesterday’s webinar is posted!
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 GO TO YOUTUBE

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the webinar notes!
Notes, Images & 6 BONUS TEXTURES!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Reg. $7.50 – on sale for just $5 only until Wed., Sept. 28th!

Includes 6 Bonus New Watercolor Textures!
(all bonus textures in notes are only available
with notes and not sold anywhere!)

And here are the links/affiliate links to the products reviewed in the webinar:

Smart Photo Editor

Affiliate Link: https://www.anthropics.com/portraitpro/?tad=MEREDITHIMAGES10

JixiPix Apps

Affiliate Link: https://jixipix.evyy.net/x9MZ65

Dynamic Auto Painter

Link: https://mediachance.com/

Foto Sketcher

Link: https://fotosketcher.com/

Deep Art Effects

Link: https://www.deeparteffects.com/

FOUR NEW TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS
+ A SALE ON ALL TEXTURES/BRUSHES/ETC.

Hot off the presses!
Click the images below to go to that set in the Peacock Studio Store.

Keep scrolling to read more and see examples of how I’ve used them!

These 4 New Sets – Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33
for one week only! Sale Ends Wednesday 9/28!

Two sets of Background Papers – perfect for portrait backgrounds of people or pets, or as overlays on your images. Subtle textures are great to combine to create your own looks (and don’t forget, you can change a texture to B&W to get the texture without the color!). The browns and golden yellows are also super to change the mood and tone of your image to a vintage look.

WITH NO TEXTURE
With Background Papers Set 1 #12 – Color Burn blend mode, opacity 65%!

And I have a new set of “Grunge Brush Strokes”. Add a touch of grunge anywhere you like on your image! Great for edges as well as light brushstrokes over areas of your photos. Keep it light or pour on the grunge! In the image below I added some additional grunge with a few of the brushes. You can change colors, sizes, and angles to fit your image. I added some green to the lower left, then some additional blotches and scratches to the car on the right side. There is so much you can do with this brush set!

And there is a new set of Borders – set comes with Brushes as well as PNG and JPG files (instructions included too). Add some drama to your images with a border – from subtle to dramatic. These are borders only, no grunge or anything else in the centers.

Here’s an example:

I added the PNG of Border 2 to this image. I wanted the border a little narrower, so just drag the border larger than the image (see below). I selected a light tan color from the image and did a Shift+Alt+Backspace (Mac=Shift+Option+Delete) to change the color of the border.

All of the new sets are regular $15.

These 4 New Sets – Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33

SALE IS ONE WEEK ONLY – Ends Wednesday, Sept. 28 at midnight Eastern.

Topaz Releases Photo AI

Maximize your image quality on autopilot.
Edit sharper, cleaner, enhanced, and upscaled photos

with our brand new flagship app.

With our groundbreaking new autopilot technology, Topaz Photo AI can detect and correct image quality issues in record time, with minimal input and maximum AI power. Shooting fast in low light? Eliminate noise to achieve clean, crisp images even at ISO 50,000 with our Noise Reduction AI filter. Did your favorite shot miss the mark? Correct missed focus, soft focus, lens softness, and motion blur with our Sharpen AI filter. Want to print a low-res photo with top quality? Eliminate artifacts, upscale, and enhance any image up to 600% with our Enhance Resolution AI filter. Want to add “impossible” detail to low-quality faces? Enlarge and enhance low-res photos of people with our Face Recovery AI filter.

opaz Photo AI fits into any photo editing workflow. Edit RAW files, process in batch, or launch from Lightroom (and more!). We’ve got you covered, and we’re getting better all the time.

If you already own the Image Quality Bundle (Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI and Gigapixel AI), as well as a current upgrade plan, you received an email a couple days ago with instructions to download the product for FREE!

If you don’t own all of the products or a current upgrade plan, click the link below, then sign in to your account to get your special pricing based on what you currently own.

If you do not own any of these products, you can purchase the new Photo AI on sale for $159 (reg. $199) which includes free upgrades for 1 year.

AND…if you use my link below and the coupon code GETPHOTOAI,
you can save an additional 15%!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DEAL!

Sale runs through October 7, 2022!

NEW PRODUCT…
RADIANT PHOTO

From the folks who created Perfectly Clear, an all-new AI-powered imaging program – RADIANT PHOTO!

The program was just released a few days ago. It gives you “superior quality finished photos with perfect color rendition, delivered to you in record time. Your photos – simply RADIANT. The way they are meant to be.”

You can use Radiant Photo as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic or Corel Paintshop Pro. You can use on up to two computers for macOS or Windows.

Radiant is offering a special release price, but they do not want to have “specials” all the time as many products do. They’re offering a great product at one great price (no subscriptions!).

Launch Special Pricing $129.00 (reg. $159)

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!

CLICK THIS LINK DAILY
TO SEE WHAT THE NEW FREEBIE IS!

And here are direct links to the most recent bundles – all FREE!!

Sept. 20 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-mega-svg-bundle-58/ref/1122667/

Sept. 21 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fantastic-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

To be released:

Sept. 22 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-mega-svg-craft-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 23 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-superb-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Sept. 24 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/halloween-font-bundle-3/ref/1122667/

Sept. 25 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/winter-cute-animals-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 26 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-dream-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

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)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Just $39

Barns & Back Roads Workshops

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 sign up on the website.

As of right now:
My two scheduled October sessions are full.
However, other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 –

contact me for info!

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  (or $110/pp for shared room) 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.

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 September 20

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to Capture a Sunset Photo”, “Tips for Taking Sunrise Photos”, “Splash Photography Technique with Compositing”, “Tips for Photographing Hummingbirds”, “Real Estate Photography Tips”, “Tips for Sharp Photos”, “At Home Jewelry Photography”, “How to Make a Panorama in LR”, “Transforming Darkness with Light Painting”, “How to Construct Your Own Custom LED Triangle Ring Light”, “Wildlife Photography Tips at Sunrise”

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Use PS Layer Masks for Beginners”, “Create Realistic Wet Glass Effect in PS”, “Make a Trendy Double Exposure Effect in PS”

From Shutterbug: “Remove Ugly Color Casts from Photos with this Quick Fix”, “Give Photos a Unique Look with 3 PS Filters in Just 2 Minutes”

From ColorLib: “30 PS Tutorials for Beginners 2022” (title says for beginners, but there are lots of cool tuts – for all levels!)

From PhotoshopTrainingChannel: “19 Amazing PS Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Don’t Know”

From MediaLoot: “How to Easily Make a Cinematic Color Grading in PS”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free “Elvis” LR Presets & LUTs”

From CreativeNerds: “Vibrant Lens Flare Free Background”

From MediaLoot: “Ice Effects for PS (Text & Shapes)”

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR – REPLAY POSTED

The replay of yesterday’s webinar is posted!
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 GO TO YOUTUBE

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the webinar notes!
Notes, Images & 6 BONUS TEXTURES!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Reg. $7.50 – on sale for just $5 until Sept. 28th!

Includes 6 Bonus New Watercolor Textures!
(all bonus textures in notes are only available
with notes and not sold anywhere!)

And here are the links/affiliate links to the products reviewed in the webinar:

Smart Photo Editor

Affiliate Link: https://www.anthropics.com/portraitpro/?tad=MEREDITHIMAGES10

JixiPix Apps

Affiliate Link: https://jixipix.evyy.net/x9MZ65

Dynamic Auto Painter

Link: https://mediachance.com/

Foto Sketcher

Link: https://fotosketcher.com/

Deep Art Effects

Link: https://www.escapemotions.com

FOUR NEW TEXTURE & BRUSH SETS
+ A SALE ON ALL TEXTURES/BRUSHES/ETC.

Hot off the presses!
Click the images below to go to that set in the Peacock Studio Store.

Keep scrolling to read more and see examples of how I’ve used them!

These 4 New Sets – Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33
for one week only!

Two sets of Background Papers – perfect for portrait backgrounds of people or pets, or as overlays on your images. Subtle textures are great to combine to create your own looks (and don’t forget, you can change a texture to B&W to get the texture without the color!). The browns and golden yellows are also super to change the mood and tone of your image to a vintage look.

WITH NO TEXTURE
With Background Papers Set 1 #12 – Color Burn blend mode, opacity 65%!

And I have a new set of “Grunge Brush Strokes”. Add a touch of grunge anywhere you like on your image! Great for edges as well as light brushstrokes over areas of your photos. Keep it light or pour on the grunge! In the image below I added some additional grunge with a few of the brushes. You can change colors, sizes, and angles to fit your image. I added some green to the lower left, then some additional blotches and scratches to the car on the right side. There is so much you can do with this brush set!

And there is a new set of Borders – set comes with Brushes as well as PNG and JPG files (instructions included too). Add some drama to your images with a border – from subtle to dramatic. These are borders only, no grunge or anything else in the centers.

Here’s an example:

I added the PNG of Border 2 to this image. I wanted the border a little narrower, so just drag the border larger than the image (see below). I selected a light tan color from the image and did a Shift+Alt+Backspace (Mac=Shift+Option+Delete) to change the color of the border.

All of the new sets are regular $15.

These 4 New Sets – Plus ALL of my texture sets, brushes, crop shapes, gradients, skies, etc. –
are on sale 33% OFF with the Code WEBINAR33

SALE IS ONE WEEK ONLY – Ends Wednesday, Sept. 28 at midnight Eastern.

Topaz Releases Photo AI

Maximize your image quality on autopilot.
Edit sharper, cleaner, enhanced, and upscaled photos

with our brand new flagship app.

With our groundbreaking new autopilot technology, Topaz Photo AI can detect and correct image quality issues in record time, with minimal input and maximum AI power. Shooting fast in low light? Eliminate noise to achieve clean, crisp images even at ISO 50,000 with our Noise Reduction AI filter. Did your favorite shot miss the mark? Correct missed focus, soft focus, lens softness, and motion blur with our Sharpen AI filter. Want to print a low-res photo with top quality? Eliminate artifacts, upscale, and enhance any image up to 600% with our Enhance Resolution AI filter. Want to add “impossible” detail to low-quality faces? Enlarge and enhance low-res photos of people with our Face Recovery AI filter.

opaz Photo AI fits into any photo editing workflow. Edit RAW files, process in batch, or launch from Lightroom (and more!). We’ve got you covered, and we’re getting better all the time.

If you already own the Image Quality Bundle (Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI and Gigapixel AI), as well as a current upgrade plan, you received an email a couple days ago with instructions to download the product for FREE!

If you don’t own all of the products or a current upgrade plan, click the link below, then sign in to your account to get your special pricing based on what you currently own.

If you do not own any of these products, you can purchase the new Photo AI on sale for $159 (reg. $199) which includes free upgrades for 1 year.

AND…if you use my link below and the coupon code GETPHOTOAI,
you can save an additional 15%!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DEAL!

Sale runs through October 7, 2022!

NEW PRODUCT…
RADIANT PHOTO

From the folks who created Perfectly Clear, an all-new AI-powered imaging program – RADIANT PHOTO!

The program was just released a few days ago. It gives you “superior quality finished photos with perfect color rendition, delivered to you in record time. Your photos – simply RADIANT. The way they are meant to be.”

You can use Radiant Photo as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic or Corel Paintshop Pro. You can use on up to two computers for macOS or Windows.

Radiant is offering a special release price, but they do not want to have “specials” all the time as many products do. They’re offering a great product at one great price (no subscriptions!).

Launch Special Pricing $129.00 (reg. $159)

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!

CLICK THIS LINK DAILY
TO SEE WHAT THE NEW FREEBIE IS!

And here are direct links to the most recent bundles – all FREE!!

Sept. 20 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-mega-svg-bundle-58/ref/1122667/

Sept. 21 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fantastic-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

To be released:

Sept. 22 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-mega-svg-craft-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 23 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-superb-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Sept. 24 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/halloween-font-bundle-3/ref/1122667/

Sept. 25 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/winter-cute-animals-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 26 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-dream-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

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)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

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 sign up on the website.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)


(Other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 –

contact me for info)

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.

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

Sunday Sampler September 18 – Resend/Updates

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as wallpaper. Modified several times and ways! Since these are B&W or very little color, they’re especially great to use with other textures! Enjoy!

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!

Red Barn with Grungetastic Textures

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 notes are completed and in the Peacock Studio Store!
Notes, Images & 6 BONUS TEXTURES!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Reg. $7.50 – on sale for just $5 until Sept. 28th!

Includes 6 Bonus New Watercolor Textures!
(all bonus textures in notes are only available
with notes and not sold anywhere!)

Topaz Releases Photo AI

Maximize your image quality on autopilot.
Edit sharper, cleaner, enhanced, and upscaled photos

with our brand new flagship app.

With our groundbreaking new autopilot technology, Topaz Photo AI can detect and correct image quality issues in record time, with minimal input and maximum AI power. Shooting fast in low light? Eliminate noise to achieve clean, crisp images even at ISO 50,000 with our Noise Reduction AI filter. Did your favorite shot miss the mark? Correct missed focus, soft focus, lens softness, and motion blur with our Sharpen AI filter. Want to print a low-res photo with top quality? Eliminate artifacts, upscale, and enhance any image up to 600% with our Enhance Resolution AI filter. Want to add “impossible” detail to low-quality faces? Enlarge and enhance low-res photos of people with our Face Recovery AI filter.

opaz Photo AI fits into any photo editing workflow. Edit RAW files, process in batch, or launch from Lightroom (and more!). We’ve got you covered, and we’re getting better all the time.

If you already own the Image Quality Bundle (Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI and Gigapixel AI), as well as a current upgrade plan, you received an email a couple days ago with instructions to download the product for FREE!

If you don’t own all of the products or a current upgrade plan, click the link below, then sign in to your account to get your special pricing based on what you currently own.

If you do not own any of these products, you can purchase the new Photo AI on sale for $159 (reg. $199) which includes free upgrades for 1 year.

AND…if you use my link below and the coupon code GETPHOTOAI,
you can save an additional 15%!

(NOTE: I had the wrong code in Sunday’s blog!!)

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DEAL!

Sale runs through October 7, 2022!

NEW PRODUCT…
RADIANT PHOTO

From the folks who created Perfectly Clear, an all-new AI-powered imaging program – RADIANT PHOTO!

The program was just released a few days ago. It gives you “superior quality finished photos with perfect color rendition, delivered to you in record time. Your photos – simply RADIANT. The way they are meant to be.”

You can use Radiant Photo as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic or Corel Paintshop Pro. You can use on up to two computers for macOS or Windows.

Radiant is offering a special release price, but they do not want to have “specials” all the time as many products do. They’re offering a great product at one great price (no subscriptions!).

Launch Special Pricing $129.00 (reg. $159)

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!

CLICK THIS LINK DAILY
TO SEE WHAT THE NEW FREEBIE IS!

And here are direct links to the most recent bundles – all FREE!!

Sept. 15 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-big-halloween-sublimation-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Sept. 16 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafty-christmas-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 17 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-mega-svg-craft-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 18 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-superb-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

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)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

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 sign up on the website.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)


(Other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 –

contact me for info)

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.

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

Sunday Sampler September 18

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as wallpaper. Modified several times and ways! Since these are B&W or very little color, they’re especially great to use with other textures! Enjoy!

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR

Red Barn with Grungetastic Textures

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!

I’ve finished the notes but I’m creating some new BONUS TEXTURES to add in!
They’ll be posted later today in the Peacock Studio Store HERE

Topaz Releases Photo AI

Maximize your image quality on autopilot.
Edit sharper, cleaner, enhanced, and upscaled photos

with our brand new flagship app.

With our groundbreaking new autopilot technology, Topaz Photo AI can detect and correct image quality issues in record time, with minimal input and maximum AI power. Shooting fast in low light? Eliminate noise to achieve clean, crisp images even at ISO 50,000 with our Noise Reduction AI filter. Did your favorite shot miss the mark? Correct missed focus, soft focus, lens softness, and motion blur with our Sharpen AI filter. Want to print a low-res photo with top quality? Eliminate artifacts, upscale, and enhance any image up to 600% with our Enhance Resolution AI filter. Want to add “impossible” detail to low-quality faces? Enlarge and enhance low-res photos of people with our Face Recovery AI filter.

opaz Photo AI fits into any photo editing workflow. Edit RAW files, process in batch, or launch from Lightroom (and more!). We’ve got you covered, and we’re getting better all the time.

If you already own the Image Quality Bundle (Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI and Gigapixel AI), as well as a current upgrade plan, you received an email a couple days ago with instructions to download the product for FREE!

If you don’t own all of the products or a current upgrade plan, click the link below, then sign in to your account to get your special pricing based on what you currently own.

If you do not own any of these products, you can purchase the new Photo AI on sale for $159 (reg. $199) which includes free upgrades for 1 year.

AND…if you use my link below and the coupon code SAVENOW,
you can save an additional 15%!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DEAL!

Sale runs through October 7, 2022!

NEW PRODUCT…
RADIANT PHOTO

From the folks who created Perfectly Clear, an all-new AI-powered imaging program – RADIANT PHOTO!

The program was just released a few days ago. It gives you “superior quality finished photos with perfect color rendition, delivered to you in record time. Your photos – simply RADIANT. The way they are meant to be.”

You can use Radiant Photo as a stand-alone application, or as a plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic or Corel Paintshop Pro. You can use on up to two computers for macOS or Windows.

Radiant is offering a special release price, but they do not want to have “specials” all the time as many products do. They’re offering a great product at one great price (no subscriptions!).

Launch Special Pricing $129.00 (reg. $159)

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

CLICK HERE to get this special price!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!

CLICK THIS LINK DAILY
TO SEE WHAT THE NEW FREEBIE IS!

And here are direct links to the most recent bundles – all FREE!!

Sept. 15 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-big-halloween-sublimation-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Sept. 16 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafty-christmas-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 17 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-mega-svg-craft-bundle/ref/1122667/

Sept. 18 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-superb-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

Click the speaker name below for detailed bio and class descriptions
(Still getting info in!)

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)
“Floral Portraits Using Lightbox”
“Photographing Places of Worship”

Mark Houde (CT)
“Finding Creativity in Airborne Imagery”
“Pro Tips for Shooting iPhone Pro RAW”

Mary Boucher (MA)
“Easy Still Life Photography at Home”

Carol Mossa (RI)
“Unique Perspectives: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out”

Jackie Kramer (FL)
“Creative Post-Processing in PS Using Textures”
“Let’s Get Creative with Lightroom Masking”

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

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 sign up on the website.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)


(Other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 – contact me for info)

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.

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 September 14

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “How to Photograph Insects”, “Tips for Better Product Photography”, “Timelapse Photography”, “Street Food Photography Quick Tips”, “Wave Chasing Photography”, “Tips for Better Food Photos”, “How to Shoot Good Portraits in Harsh Sunlight”, “Tips for Macro Photography at Home”, “How to Frame Your Shots to Avoid Excessive Cropping”

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “High-end Skin Retouching with Just 2 Layers in PS”

From f64Academy: “Completely Transform Any Photo with the Diamond Gradient” (includes freebie!)

From CreativeNerds: “10 Popular Photo Effects You Can Recreate Using PS”

FREEBIES

From Deezy: “Free Pencil Sketch Action”, “Edwardson Free Script Font”

From PSDStack: “11 FREE Lightroom Presets Collections” (that’s not 11 presets, but 11 COLLECTIONS!)

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR

Red Barn with Grungetastic Textures

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!

DxO Nik Collection 5 SaleEnds TODAY!

FOR NEW USERS ONLY!

Sale runs Sept. 8 – Sept. 14 – ONE WEEK ONLY!

I LOVE the Nik Collection 5! Here’s what’s new:

Nik Collection 5: Major upgrades to Color Efex and Analog Efex, improved local adjustment technology, and a smoother user experience.

The latest version of the renowned suite of eight plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and
Lightroom Classic® also features a brand new tool to reduce haze and 29 faithfully
reproduced color film grains.

  • Revamped user interface for a more refined editing experience
  • Local adjustments just got even smarter thanks to U Point™ technology
  • Two more major boosts to Color Efex: ClearView technology to remove haze and 29 authentic color film grains
  • Nik Perspective Efex adds more than 4,300 new camera and lens combinations

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DEAL!

Sale runs Sept. 8-14!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!

CLICK THIS LINK DAILY
TO SEE WHAT THE NEW FREEBIE IS!

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

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!

OUR LINE-UP IS COMPLETE!!

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 & Vertoramas

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

Jackie Kramer (FL)
Textured Florals
Lightroom Masking

Dave Meredith (TN)
Topic TBA

Hazel Meredith (TN)
Topics TBA

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 sign up on the website.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)


(Other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 – contact me for info)

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.

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

Sunday Sampler September 11

Remembering all those who perished on 9/11/2001. We will never forget.

Today’s Sunday Sampler is 3 soft textures I created and modified on my iPad. Enjoy!

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR

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!

DxO Nik Collection 5 Sale

FOR NEW USERS ONLY!

Sale runs Sept. 8 – Sept. 14 – ONE WEEK ONLY!

I LOVE the Nik Collection 5! Here’s what’s new:

Nik Collection 5: Major upgrades to Color Efex and Analog Efex, improved local adjustment technology, and a smoother user experience.

The latest version of the renowned suite of eight plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and
Lightroom Classic® also features a brand new tool to reduce haze and 29 faithfully
reproduced color film grains.

  • Revamped user interface for a more refined editing experience
  • Local adjustments just got even smarter thanks to U Point™ technology
  • Two more major boosts to Color Efex: ClearView technology to remove haze and 29 authentic color film grains
  • Nik Perspective Efex adds more than 4,300 new camera and lens combinations

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DEAL!

Sale runs Sept. 8-14!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!

CLICK THIS LINK DAILY
TO SEE WHAT THE NEW FREEBIE IS!

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

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 sign up on the website.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)


(Other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 – contact me for info)

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.

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 September 7

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Tips for Photographing Urban Landscapes & Cityscapes”, “How to Avoid the Red Eye Effect”, “Head Shot Tips for Photographers & Models”, “How to Capture Sharp iPhone Photos at Night”, “How to Create a Desaturated Cinematic Effect in Lightroom”, “5 Tips for Backlit Portraits”, “10 Sneaky Food Photography Tips”, “Airshow Photography Tips”, “How to Create a Signature Watermark in PS”, “Simple Tips for Better Portraits”, “Tips for Rain & Clouds”

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopTrainingChannel: “How to Resize an Image Without Stretching It”

From Shutterbug: “Add Gorgeous Orange Sunset Glow to a Blue Sky”

From SpoonGraphics: “Neon Sign Effect”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Add a Logo or Pattern to a Shirt in PS”, “Create a Realistic Reflection in PS”, “Create a Black Moody Tone Preset”, “Remove Objects with the Patch Tool”, “Magically Remove Glare from Glasses in PS”, “Recover Completely Lost Details in Highlights”

LIGHTROOM

From Shutterbug: “Make a Color Swap in LR: No Selections Needed”

FREEBIES

From the HungryJPEG: “Free Goldluck Handwritten Font” (1 week only)

From CreativeBloq: “67 of the Best Free Photoshop Brushes”

From PixelBuddha: “Newsprint Texture Effect for Posters”, “Smashed Glass Text Effect”

From DesignBundles: “Free Watercolor Bundle Vol. 2”

See below for September Freebies from Creative Fabrica!!!

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR

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!

DxO Nik Collection 5 Sale

FOR NEW USERS ONLY!

Sale runs Sept. 8 – Sept. 14 – ONE WEEK ONLY!

I LOVE the Nik Collection 5! Here’s what’s new:

Nik Collection 5: Major upgrades to Color Efex and Analog Efex, improved local adjustment technology, and a smoother user experience.

The latest version of the renowned suite of eight plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and
Lightroom Classic® also features a brand new tool to reduce haze and 29 faithfully
reproduced color film grains.

  • Revamped user interface for a more refined editing experience
  • Local adjustments just got even smarter thanks to U Point™ technology
  • Two more major boosts to Color Efex: ClearView technology to remove haze and 29 authentic color film grains
  • Nik Perspective Efex adds more than 4,300 new camera and lens combinations

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DEAL!

Sale runs Sept. 8-14!

September FREE Bundles
from Creative Fabrica!

One of my fave sites for great fonts, graphics, and more! I have had a monthly subscription for a few years (and I’m an affiliate). They are releasing a free bundle every day from Sept. 5th through the 30th! Each bundle is available for only 3 weeks from the release date! I’ll be posting them here in the blog throughout the month.

All products come with a full personal and commercial use license!

Here’s what has been released Sept. 5th through tomorrow, Sept. 8th (click the title of the bundle to go to the site and download):

Sept. 5 – The Delightful Font Bundle – 54 Premium Fonts

Sept. 6 – Mega Collection Font Bundle – 86 Premium Fonts

Sept. 7 – Space & Skies Backgrounds Bundle – 20 Premium Graphics

Sept. 8 – Special Font Bundle 2 – 55 Premium Fonts

AND…Be sure to check out their 90% off sales on other great products!

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 sign up on the website.

As of right now:
Sept. 21-24 (2 spots)


(Other dates are available for a group of 2 or 3 – contact me for info)

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.

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 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.

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 28

Today’s Sunday Sampler is some nice light grunge textures in shades of brown. I love this color for “warming up” an image. And remember, if you want the texture WITHOUT the color, just add a B&W adjustment layer and clip to your texture layer! Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY

Tuesday, August 23 at 4:00 pm EDT
Photoshop: Layers, Selections, Sizing & More!

We covered working with layers (including how/why to merge layers); making selections; sizing for printing; and a few creative tools.

There were more suggestions than I can fit in one webinar, so watch for more goodies in the future! And if you have other ideas, feel free to email me anytime!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And…don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes for this webinar!
Reg. $7.50 – just $5.00 until this Tuesday, Aug. 30th!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

Includes notes, images and bonus 6 textures!

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!

LUMINAR NEO
NEW! Extensions & Sale!

Luminar Neo has become a platform, but what does that mean?

All Luminar Neo owners will keep getting free platform improvements. That includes performance and stability updates as well as improvements to existing features such as Mask AI or new features such as the long-awaited Clone & Stamp tool we will release this September.

Becoming a platform means that Neo now also hosts Extensions. These are professional-level add-on tools for solving specific photo editing jobs.

What Extensions are in the 2022 Extensions Pack?

You have two options to get the Extensions:

If you own ANY Skylum Product:

  1. If you already own Luminar Neo, you can purchase the Extension Pack for $149 and you will continue to get access to performance and stability updates, plus any other free platform updates.
  2. Subscription model – Reg. $89, just $69 until Tuesday ($59 if you already own Neo). This includes access to all possible updates and upgrades of Luminar Neo AND access to all Extensions, including those released throughout your subscription period!

I know some people do not like the subscription model for software, but in this instance, it’s definitely your best deal. Should you end your subscription, you will still own the software you already have, you just would not get the major upgrades or future extensions unless you purchase them.

And, your purchase supports our friends at Skylum who are based in the Ukraine.

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

I’ve been late in getting this info out to you!
NOTE: sale ends Tuesday, Aug. 30th midnight ET

In Case You Missed this on Thursday…
VIDEO TUTORIAL
Using the High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Images

In the webinar last week, I mentioned that I used to use the High Pass Filter for sharpening my images. Now I prefer Topaz Studio 2’s AI Clear Filter, or Luminar Neo. But this is a great filter for doing your sharpening in Photoshop without any plug-in software.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

SURVEY…
Last Chance to Voice Your Opinion!

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

If you haven’t done it yet, I would greatly appreciate if you would take 10 minutes to answer the survey! I’m looking for feedback on the blog, webinars, courses, workshops, products, etc. I want to be sure to continue to provide you with content and products that you really want!

And…as a result of the survey answers I’ve already gotten, I’m going to change doing the blog three times a week to twice a week (Sunday & Wednesday). Sunday will still be the “Sunday Sampler”, and Wednesday will combine “Around the Web” with any other fun tutorials or info I can include. Thanks!

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY!

Survey will close when I get up on Monday!!

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.

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