Around the Web Nov. 30

There’s a few Black Friday specials ending today – check below.

I’ll catch up with “Around the Web” next week when I’m back home from Sedona.

Next Webinar

Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. (EST)

“Best Tips & Tricks of 2022 and
New Inspiration for A New Year!”

Join me as I recap some cool tips and tricks from this year’s webinars,
and give you some new inspiration for 2023!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

“Black Friday” Bundle Deal
ENDS TODAY!

My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake has packaged up THREE of his best-selling bundles for an awesome price!

Holiday & Christmas Graphics

See it here!

Framing Actions

See it here!

500 Wild Animals

See it here!

OVER $500 worth of products…

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL
ONLY $30 FOR THE 3-SET BUNDLE!

Purchase the Bundle HERE!

Grab this bundle Now through November 30th!

50% off on 2000+ Products!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

Ends Nov. 30th!

Now through November 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Bundle includes:
Radiant Photo (standalone & plug-in license, $159 value)
– 1-year Mylio Photos back-up & sync between all devices ($99 value)
– Global Color Looks Pack ($15 value)
– 1 year of Radiant Toolbox ($110 value)

JUST $159

(Reg. $383 – nearly 60% savings)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

Sale begins NOW through FRIDAY 12/9!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS 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

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 Nov. 16

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Reflector Lighting for Headshots”, “Winter Studio Portraits”, “Fill Your Frame: Photo Composition”, “What Lens is Best for Food Photography”, “Travel Photography: Planning & Documenting”, “How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries”, “How to Capture Emotions in Wedding Photos”.

PHOTOSHOP

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “Hidden Trick to Perfectly Sharpen Photos in PS”

From Abduzeedo: “Neon Light Effect in PS”

FREEBIES

From DeviantArt: “Free Gradient Color Grainy Textures”

Check below for more goodies from Creative Fabrica!

WEBINAR REPLAY

Catch the replay of yesterday’s webinar,
“Create the Mood of Your Image with
Plug-Ins & Textures”

In this webinar I demonstrated creating some “moody” images utilizing plug-ins, Photoshop filters and textures.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!

And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes
(includes notes, images & textures).

Grab them now for just $5!

Reg. $7.50

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

My New Course & Sale

I appreciate everyone who responds when I do a survey…and based on the last survey, one of the recurring topics was to learn more about type and adding word art to images. So…that is my next course!

The course, “Understanding Typography & Creating Word Art”, will be released in early December, and I will have it completed by the end of January. Below is an overview of what will be covered – for a full outline, check out the website HERE!

Just for my blog and newsletter readers, you can get the pre-release/sale pricing NOW through Nov. 26 (no coupon code needed)! This is the best price that will be offered on this new course, so don’t wait!

And if you missed getting my previous course, I also have the “Creating Your Own Textures Course” $60 off through 11/26 – check that one out HERE!

My “Black Friday” Specials!!

The rest of my Black Friday Specials will be offered for just two days – Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th. I will post the coupon codes in a special blog post on Thanksgiving Day (and send it again on Friday in case you’re busy with dinner!)

The Deals will be the best prices of the year…

  • All Texture Sets, Bundles & eBooks – 60% OFF
  • Webinar Notes – $6 each (reg. $7.50)
  • 2023 Barns & Back Roads Workshops – $50 OFF

WATCH FOR THE COUPON CODES ON THANKSGIVING!

The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

We all get inundated with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday Sales, etc., etc., so I’ll only share the best of the best that I find from my partner companies!

Now through Friday, December 2nd

TOPAZ EVERYTHING BUNDLE
Includes: Topaz Photo AI; DeNoise AI;

Sharpen AI; Gigapixel AI; Video AI

Retail Value $757.97

SALE PRICE $279 ($478 Savings)

Owners of existing products will be offered pro-rates bundles.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    More FREE Bundles in November
    from Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 11/14 – 11/17 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from the beginning of the month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

    Nov. 14 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-premium-svg-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 15 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fun-mega-crafting-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 16 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fantastic-fonts-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 17 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-amazing-christmas-bundle/ref/1122667/

    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

    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 Nov. 9

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    From PictureCorrect: “4 Tips for More Interesting Travel Photos”, “Daytime Fill Flash Demo”, “How to Photograph a Campsite with Long Exposures”, “Adjusting Contrast vs Clarity for Better Photos”, “Candlelight Portraits”, “Tips for Traveling with Camera Gear”, “Everything You Need to Know About Auto Exposure Bracketing”.

    PHOTOSHOP

    From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Place Text Behind Anything in PS”

    FREEBIES

    From Pixelbuddha: “Free Texture Brushes for PROCREATE”, “Shader PROCREATE Brushes”, “Grain PROCREATE Brushes” (NOTE: Procreate brushes do not work in Photoshop or any program except Procreate!)

    From PixelSurplus: “Free Seawave Typeface”

    From CreativeNerds: “50 Best Free Fonts from 2022”

    From GraphicDesignFreebies: “Free Angelic Bonques Font Duo”

    From PhotoshopTutorials: “25 November LR Presets and LUTs”

    See post below for more great FREE bundles from Creative Fabrica!

    NEXT WEBINAR

    Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
    “Create the Mood of Your Image with
    Plug-Ins & Textures”

    I’ve updated the title and description of this webinar as I finished creating it yesterday!

    In this webinar I will demonstrate creating some “moody” images utilizing plug-ins, Photoshop filters and textures.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    And don’t forget to grab your copy of the notes
    (includes notes, images & textures).

    Grab them now for just $5!

    Reg. $7.50

    CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

    The “Black Friday” Deals are Starting!!

    We all get inundated with Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday Sales, etc., etc., so I’ll only share the best of the best that I find from my partner companies!

    First up is the “Whole Shop Bundle of over 10,000+ Items” from Pixelo! JUST $39 includes Extended Commercial License.

    Bundle Includes: 20 T-Shirt Design Bundle; 120 Professional HDR Photoshop Actions; 200+ Mixed Editable T-shirt Designs Bundle; 800+ Professional Logos Bundle; 830 in 1 Mega Creative Photoshop Actions Bundle; 970 Vintage, Classic, Luxurious Illustrations Bundle; 1090+ Mega T-Shirt Designs Bundle; 1100 Watercolor Illustration Bundle; 1120 Mandala Illustration Collection; 2000+ Mega Design Elements Bundle; All in One Unique Seamless Patterns Collection.

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    This deal from Pixelbuddha (sold through Creative Market) is a great deal! Just $24 (personal license) or $29 for commercial license, for a HUGE bundle of 240+ Products across several categories. The 2022 Black Friday Bundle includes 44 newest releases. Among these products, you will find genuinely legendary products. For example, the Printing Press Procreate Brushes, Plot Twist Collage Creator, and Nebula Abstract Gradient Textures. All the effects allow creators to express themselves in any style, from cyberpunk to fine art.

    Categories include: Mockup Templates & Scene Generators; Social Media Templates; Text Effects; Brush Sets; Photo Effects, Overlays & Actions; and Textures, Patterns, Icons!

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    More FREE Bundles in November
    from Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 11/1 – 11/6 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from the end of last month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

    Nov. 7 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/3d-christmas-svg-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 8 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-huge-crafting-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 9 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/fairy-tale-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 10 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/all-in-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 11 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/calligraphy-collection/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 12 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/huge-svg-bundle-mega-bundle-svg-2/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 13 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-beautiful-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

    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

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

    Sunday Sampler Dec. 4

    This week’s Sunday Sampler is textures from Sedona, AZ courtesy of my friend Lisa who joined me on my workshop and our 3-day drive from TN to AZ!

    Courses Sale Extended!

    I’ve had a couple of people email me that they missed the Black Friday discount on my two courses – the new one releasing in a couple of weeks, “Understanding Typography & Creating Word Art” and my previous course, “Creating Your Own Textures”.

    Use the coupon code COURSE60 at checkout to save $60 on either (or both) courses! Expires in just a few days at midnight ET on Dec. 6th!!! This will be the lowest price ever offered on these courses!!

    Next Webinar

    Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. (EST)

    “Best Tips & Tricks of 2022 and
    New Inspiration for A New Year!”

    Join me as I recap some cool tips and tricks from this year’s webinars,
    and give you some new inspiration for 2023!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    Sale ends FRIDAY 12/9!

    CHECK OUT THE DEALS 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

    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 Nov. 3

    A day late this week – got involved with projects yesterday!

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    From PictureCorrect: “Using Facial Shadows in Studio Portraits”, “6 Tips for Landscape Compositions”, “Macro Focus Bracketing & Lighting”, “Short Lighting for Portraits”, “How to Use ND and Grad ND Filters”, “How to Achieve Multiple Catchlights in Portraits”, “Rembrandt Lighting”, “How to Use Light Reflectors”.

    PHOTOSHOP

    From PhotoshopTrainingChannel: “Create Smooth Seamless Backdrops in PS (Fast & Easy)”

    From Shutterbug: “50 Awesome PS Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts for Epic Nature and Travel Photos”

    From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Create a Storm Photo Effect in PS”, “Create a Realistic Paper Cutout Text Effect in PS”, “Make Eyes Dramatic in 30 Seconds with PS”

    FREEBIES

    From PhotoshopTutorials: “25 Airy Wedding LR Presets & LUTs”

    From DealJumbo: “Free Paint Backgrounds”, “Grunge Paper Overlays”, “Free Ripped Paper Pack”

    From PixelBuddha: “Iridescent Chrome Text Effect”, “Forged Steel Text Effect”

    NEXT WEBINAR

    Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
    Using Plug-Ins to Make Creative Images

    I’ll use some of my favorites like Nik & Luminar, as well as some of my newer software finds!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    Image in Competition

    Ok friends, I need your vote!!! I entered a contest for photos to be on the 2023 TN Wildlife Resources Agency calendar. There were over 5,000 entries. They’ve narrowed it down to 10 entries in 8 categories – my photo is in the deer category (image below-no watermark on the competition image). Voting is open now through Nov. 7th! Here is the link (you can only vote once): https://www.tn.gov/twra/news/2022/11/1/public-invited-to-participate-in-voting-for-tennessee-wildlife-calendar-photos.html
    Thanks!!

    Topaz Video AI

    If you shoot video, Topaz Video AI will give you tack-sharp 4K at a smooth 60FPS.

    Unlimited access to the world’s leading production-grade neural networks for video upscaling, deinterlacing, motion interpolation, and shake stabilization – all optimized for your local workstation.

    Production-grade AI models for professional use cases

    Topaz Video AI focuses solely on completing a few video enhancement tasks really well: deinterlacing, upscaling, and motion interpolation. We’ve taken five years to craft AI models robust enough for natural results on real-world footage.

    Topaz Video AI will also take full advantage of your modern workstation, as we partner directly with hardware manufacturers to optimize processing times. (Many of them already use Topaz Video AI to benchmark AI inference.) Own the software and use it for as many projects as you like, right in your existing workflow.

    On Sale till Friday, Nov. 4th (tomorrow) for just $159 (reg. $299 – save $140).

    CLICK HERE to grab the savings!

    More FREE Bundles in November
    from Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 11/1 – 11/6 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from the end of last month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

    Nov. 1 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/rainbow-digital-paper-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 2 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-ultimate-crafting-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 3 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/adorable-christmas-graphic-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 4 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/swashy-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 5 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/christmas-ornament-laser-cut-designs-svg/ref/1122667/

    Nov. 6 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/new-bundle-best-seller/ref/1122667/

    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

    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 Oct. 26

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    From PictureCorrect: “How to Use Light Reflectors”, “How to Take Macro Wildlife Photos in a Rainforest”, “8 Ways to Step Up for Autumn Photography”, “3 Factors that Control Depth of Field”, “4 Reasons to Bring Your Tripod when You Travel”, “Seascape Long Exposures”.

    PHOTOSHOP

    From CreativeNerds: “How to Create an Ice Cold Text Effect

    From Shutterbug: “Here’s What’s NEW in the Latest Version of PS”

    From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Change the Background Color in PS”, “Generate a Perspective Motion Effect with PS”

    From PictureCorrect: “Beginner’s Guide to Tonal Adjustment Sliders in Camera Raw”, “3 Tips for Editing Crazy Colors in PS”

    FREEBIES

    See below for more great free bundles from Creative Fabrica!!

    WEBINAR REPLAY

    What a fun webinar!
    “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?” This webinar was “live” edits where I showed my thought process and how I begin to select textures for an image. I did not choose textures ahead of time, just the images I used! You don’t want to miss this replay!!

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!
    AND…
    THE NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

    SALES END TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT (ET)

    Just $5 (reg. $7.50)
    Includes the images used and ALL the textures I used and tried (14 of them)…PLUS…a bonus set of 6 textures for 20 textures total!! An awesome deal at $5!

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY!
    AND…
    If you’d like to get the full sets
    of any of the textures used in the webinar,
    SAVE 33% on ALL TEXTURE SETS
    (Textures, Brushes, Gradients, Skies, etc.)
    Use the code WEBBONUS33 at checkout!

    Sale prices end at midnight on Oct. 26th (ET)

    NEXT WEBINAR

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
    Topic TBA Soon!!

    DxO PhotoLab 6 & ViewPoint 4

    The RAW photo editing software that will take your images to the next level.
    Intuitive tools delivering unparelleled quality!
    Power and efficiency. Science and creativity.

    SIX REASONS WHY DxO PhotoLab6 is the RAW photo editing software for you:

    • Unparalleled image quality – DxO’s unique DeepPRIME denoising and exceptional color science raise the bar for RAW processing.
    • Innovative creative tools – Master color and tone with powerful, creative editing tools that you won’t find anywhere else.
    • Powerful photo management – Search and sort your photos with simple, effective tags, keywords, and project hierarchies.
    • Legendary optical corrections – Market-leading corrections built on 20 years of research, giving you sharper images, free of imperfections.
    • Intuitive local adjustments – with DxO’s exclusive U Point (TM) technology you can make targeted edits without tricky masks.
    • No subscription – DxO’s software has always been free of subscription – once you buy it, it’s yours for good!

    **Purchase (new user) for
    $219 (OR – 4 pmts of $54.75)**

    **Upgrade (current user) for $75 (OR – 4 pmts of $18.75)**

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DETAILS!

    * * * * * * * *

    AND…PAIR IT WITH DxO ViewPoint 4!

    Geometric perfection!
    DxO ViewPoint 4 gives you complete control over lines, angles, and shapes.
    Adjust perspectives, fix distortions, warp specific areas,
    and correct wide-angle stretching for perfect images.

    • Get the perfect angle, every time – DxO ViewPoint 4 can be used as a standalone application, as a tool palette within DxO PhotoLab, and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Elements.
    • ReShape: A warping tool that delivers magic – In some shots, details matter more than others. Thanks to DxO ViewPoint’s innovative new ReShape tool, fixing imperfections has never been easier. Choose a Distortion Grid that fits the image, then simply drag points to correct individual elements within the frame. You’ll quickly bring the world under your control.
    • Defeat distortions in an instant – Lenses aren’t perfect, but DxO ViewPoint 4 makes them better. In fact, even cheap optics can look pro once they’re processed with our award-winning optical correction tools. Draw on DxO’s renowned lens correction technology and fix barrel, pincushion and fish-eye distortion with a single click.
    • Get the right balance – When balance is key, you can achieve perfect poise with DxO ViewPoint’s powerful perspective tools. Choose from four methods to get exactly the results you need, no matter what the subject: Auto; 8 points; vertical and horizontal; rectangle.
    • All of the drama, none of the distortion – Wide-angle lenses are vital for tight spaces, getting close to subjects, and showing the dramatic scale scene. But that doesn’t come for free. A wide-angle will also stretch and distort anything close to the edge of the frame. DxO ViewPoint’s Volume Deformation tool can return a subject’s natural proportions in just a few clicks.
    • Flip and rotate your images with ease – Mirror your images through a vertical or horizontal axis in just a single click, and rotate your image to find the right composition.
    • Find your level the easy way – Landscape and architecture shots need a straight horizon. Anything else won’t do. ViewPoint 4’s upgraded Crop Tool makes this easy with full rotation control direct from the cropping box, so it’s easier to reframe your photos with absolute precision.
    • Get creative – Use the Miniature Effect tool to simulate a tiny world like that produced by tilt-shift lenses. The smooth bokeh produced by DxO ViewPoint 4 can also replicate a shallow depth of field, and can be used to reduce distractions and push the viewer’s eye exactly where you want it – something that can be very useful when adding text to an image.

    **Purchase (new user) for
    $99 (OR – 4 pmts of $24.75)**

    Current users may upgrade (log in to your account to see pricing).

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DETAILS!

    Luminar Neo
    Next Extenstion Revealed!

    Skylum revealed this week that the next in the first batch of 7 Extensions will be “Supersharp AI” releasing in November. The first extension was HDR Merge, then Noiseless AI, which have been released. In November, we will get the releases of Upscale AI, AI Background Removal (for non-portrait images), and Focus Stacking in addition to Supersharp AI. There will be one more release in December, which has not been announced yet.

    HALLOWEEN SPECIAL OFFER!

    If you already own Luminar Neo as a purchased product, it would be beneficial to switch to the new yearly plan for just $79 (renews at $109). This gives you access to all 7 extensions releasing in 2022, AND any extensions that release in 2023 up to your renewal date!!

    OR…

    For new users of Luminar Neo, you can get the “Explore” Yearly Plan for $79 (Save $40 – for one license), which includes Luminar Neo and a Seasonal Collection (20 presets/10 skies) FREE!

    OR…You can get the “Pro Yearly Plan” for $109 (Save $70 – for 2 licenses), which includes Luminar Neo, ALL extensions released during the year of your plan, the Seasonal Collection mentioned above PLUS Halloween Unmasked LUTs collection!

    If you wish to not do the subscription and just purchase the extensions, they sell for $269 (reg. $299) for only the seven 2022 releases. Any extensions released in 2023 would be an additional cost.

    I know people tend to shy away from software subscriptions, but in this case, I think it’s a really good deal!

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    2 New Products from LayerCake

    My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake, has designed two new products. The first is a “Bird or Butterfly Dispersion Effect”. This is not just an ‘action’. You have complete control over how the effect is applied, as well as what elements (100 high res png’s included) are used. He has a 90-second demo on the website HERE, and you get a 30 minute tutorial with the product that shows you exactly how to create the effect.

    The second product is an all-new bundle of “1,000 Overlays including Bokeh, falling leaves, Halloween items and much more.

    You can purchase just the Dispersion Effect for $20
    OR
    Just the Overlays for $20
    OR
    The combo of both bundles for ONLY $24

    CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

    Offer expires 10/31/22

    More FREE Bundles from
    Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 10/24 – 10/31 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the bundles from earlier in the month, scroll back through previous blog posts.

    Oct 24 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-best-swashes-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct 25 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/ultimate-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 26 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-fabulous-graphic-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 27 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafters-collection-pack-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 28 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/dumadistyle-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 29 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafter-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 30 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/thanksgiving-mega-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 31 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-massive-fonts-bundle/ref/1122667/

    AND…October is craft month…you can download new freebies everyday!
    Use this link daily! https://www.creativefabrica.com/craft-month/ref/1122667/

    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

    Now 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 45 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 Oct. 19

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    From Shutterbug: “How to Shoot Fall Macro & Close-Up Photos with Great Color”

    From PictureCorrect: “How to Use Flash to Freeze Motion”, “How to Bracket Exposures”, “Storytelling Photography Tips from a Master (Joe McNally)”, “10 Tips to Improve your B&W Photography”, “3 Tips to Capture Moon Pictures”, “Autumn Photography Tips”, “Daylight Silhouette Tutorial”

    PHOTOSHOP

    From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Wrap a Logo for a Mockup in PS”, “How to Match a Subject with Any Background”

    FREEBIES

    Scroll down for more great FREE bundles from Creative Fabrica!!

    WEBINAR REPLAY

    What a fun webinar!
    “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?” This webinar was “live” edits where I showed my thought process and how I begin to select textures for an image. I did not choose textures ahead of time, just the images I used! You don’t want to miss this replay!!

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY!
    AND…
    THE NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

    Just $5 (reg. $7.50)
    Includes the images used and ALL the textures I used and tried (14 of them)…PLUS…a bonus set of 6 textures for 20 textures total!! An awesome deal at $5!

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY!
    AND…
    If you’d like to get the full sets
    of any of the textures used in the webinar,
    SAVE 33% on ALL TEXTURE SETS
    (Textures, Brushes, Gradients, Skies, etc.)
    Use the code WEBBONUS33 at checkout!

    Sale prices end at midnight on Oct. 26th (ET)

    NEXT WEBINAR

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Tuesday, November 15th at 4:00 p.m.
    Topic TBA Soon!!

    DxO PhotoLab 6

    The RAW photo editing software that will take your images to the next level.
    Intuitive tools delivering unparelleled quality!
    Power and efficiency. Science and creativity.

    **Upgrade (current user) for
    $75 (OR – 4 pmts of $18.75)**

    **Purchase (new user) for
    $219 (OR – 4 pmts of $54.75)**

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE DETAILS!

    Luminar Neo
    Next Extenstion Revealed!

    Skylum revealed this week that the next in the first batch of 7 Extensions will be “Supersharp AI” releasing in November. The first extension was HDR Merge, then Noiseless AI, which have been released. In November, we will get the releases of Upscale AI, AI Background Removal (for non-portrait images), and Focus Stacking in addition to Supersharp AI. There will be one more release in December, which has not been announced yet.

    If you already own Luminar Neo as a purchased product, it would be beneficial to switch to the new yearly plan for just $79 (renews at $99). This gives you access to all 7 extensions releasing in 2022, AND any extensions that release in 2023 up to your renewal date!!

    If you do not currently own any Skylum products, you can get the subscription for $89 (renews at $99).

    And if you purchase the subscription now, you get an additional 3 months FREE!

    If you wish to not do the subscription and just purchase the extensions, they sell for $219 (reg. $299) for only the seven 2022 releases. Any extensions released in 2023 would be an additional cost.

    I know people tend to shy away from software subscriptions, but in this case, I think it’s a really good deal!

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

    2 New Products from LayerCake

    My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake, has designed two new products. The first is a “Bird or Butterfly Dispersion Effect”. This is not just an ‘action’. You have complete control over how the effect is applied, as well as what elements (100 high res png’s included) are used. He has a 90-second demo on the website HERE, and you get a 30 minute tutorial with the product that shows you exactly how to create the effect.

    The second product is an all-new bundle of “1,000 Overlays including Bokeh, falling leaves, Halloween items and much more.

    You can purchase just the Dispersion Effect for $20
    OR
    Just the Overlays for $20
    OR
    The combo of both bundles for ONLY $24

    CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

    More FREE Bundles from
    Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 10/10 – 10/16 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the 10/1-10/9 bundles check out the Sunday Sampler from 10/9.

    Oct 17 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/merry-christmas-graphics-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct 18 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/ultimate-collection-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 19 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/beauty-craft-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 20 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafter-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 21 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/handwritten-font-bundle-5/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 22 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-pets-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 23 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/best-collection-29-font-bundle-script/ref/1122667/

    AND…October is craft month…you can download new freebies everyday!
    Use this link daily! https://www.creativefabrica.com/craft-month/ref/1122667/

    Nature First
    The Alliance for Responsible
    Nature Photography


    If you are a nature photographer – or any photographer that cares about our natural resources – please keep reading to find out more about Nature First, The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography.

    Keep reading to find out more about the seven principles of Nature First, and find out how you can make a difference (it is FREE to join the organization!).

    Nature First was launched in the spring of 2019. So far, it has members in over 40 countries and many of the world’s top nature photographers are members. Nature First exists to promote responsible nature photography through the seven principles:

    The Nature First Principles were developed to help educate and guide both professional and recreational photographers in sustainable, minimal impact practices that will help preserve nature’s beautiful locations.

    Some of the Earth’s greatest landscapes and treasured natural areas are threatened by increased visitation and general lack of care. We aim to preserve these places by building an alliance of responsible photographers and cultivate a community of local ambassadors and partners to help spread the word.

    I am pleased to announce I have become an Ambassador for Nature First! I first read about the group just over a year ago, and I firmly believe that we ALL have a responsibility to protect our natural resources, and to encourage others to do so as well.

    Please consider joining Nature First and help make a difference

    NatureFirstPhotography.org

    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

    Now 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!

    Around the Web Oct. 12

    PHOTOGRAPHY

    From fStoppers: “6 Things Every Photographer Should Have in Their Lighting Kit”

    From PictureCorrect: “Photography Practice: The 3 Circle Approach”; “How to Take Sharper Bird Photos”; “How to Do Panning Shots of Bicycles”; “8 Ways to Become More Comfortable with Street Photography”; “How to Find Great Pockets of Natural Light for Portraits”; “Pick & Choose Tips for Composition”; “Coffee Photography Tips”; “Creative Long Exposure Ideas”.

    PHOTOSHOP

    From PhotoshopRoadmap: “How to Adjust and Change Facial Features in PS”; “Create Amazing Surreal Photo Manipulations in PS”; “How to Create Realistic Fire in PS”

    From SpoonGraphics: “Turn Photos into a Cartoon Effect”

    LIGHTROOM

    From PictureCorrect: “How to Use Virtual Copies in LR”

    FREEBIES

    See below for the next week of Freebies from Creative Fabrica!!

    From CreativeNerds: “10 Free Must Download Halloween Fonts”

    From TheHungryJpeg: “Free Halloween Mini Craft Bundle”; “Free Merry Christmas Watercolor Graphics”

    From PixelSurplus: “Luxury Witchcraft Graphics Set” (HUGE free set), “Autumn Bouquets & Wreaths – Watercolor Kit”

    SPECIAL SOFTWARE DEAL!
    ENDS TOMORROW!

    In my last webinar I briefly mentioned Rebelle Software (by Escape Motions). It’s not one that alters a photo, but lets you actually paint and create art! It regularly sells for $149, but for the 10th Anniversary Sale you can grab this program for JUST $10!!! Yes, you did read that correctly, just $10! I already got my copy!

    They also make Flame Painter (reg. $89.99), Amberlight ($89.99) and Inspirit (reg. $29.99). You can get each of these for $10 as well!! I have Inspirit on my iPad (it creates mandalas).

    Yesterday I did the bundle of Rebelle/Amberlight/Flame Painter for $30. I have an older version of Flame Painter, but this one has even more effects. I’m not an artist by any stretch, but I think these will be fun!

    Again, these are not products that you use with actual photos, but that you can create art and various effects with.

    Check them out on their website HERE

    OFFER ENDS TOMORROW, OCTOBER 13TH, 2022

    A few people have asked me if I will do a webinar on these products. Yes, as soon as I can learn them myself!! In the meantime, you can check out videos from Escape Motions on their YouTube channel HERE!

    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!

    2 New Products from LayerCake

    My friend, Gavin, from LayerCake, has designed two new products. The first is a “Bird or Butterfly Dispersion Effect”. This is not just an ‘action’. You have complete control over how the effect is applied, as well as what elements (100 high res png’s included) are used. He has a 90-second demo on the website HERE, and you get a 30 minute tutorial with the product that shows you exactly how to create the effect.

    The second product is an all-new bundle of “1,000 Overlays including Bokeh, falling leaves, Halloween items and much more.

    You can purchase just the Dispersion Effect for $20
    OR
    Just the Overlays for $20
    OR
    The combo of both bundles for ONLY $24

    CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

    More FREE Bundles from
    Creative Fabrica!

    If you didn’t get enough last month, they’re doing another month of daily FREEBIES!! Here are the links for the bundles releasing 10/10 – 10/16 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release). If you missed the 10/1-10/9 bundles check out the Sunday Sampler from 10/9.

    Oct 10 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-superb-font-bundle-3/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 11 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/christmas-halloween-illustration-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 12 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/hand-lettered-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 13 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/christmas-svg-and-3d-crafts-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 14 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/vintage-font-collection-bundle/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 15 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/mega-sublimation-bundle-6/ref/1122667/

    Oct. 16 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/the-best-font-bundle/ref/1122667/

    AND…October is craft month…you can download new freebies everyday!
    Use this link daily! https://www.creativefabrica.com/craft-month/ref/1122667/

    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

    Now 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!

    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!

    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!