Sunday Sampler Nov. 27

There are still Black Friday deals happening!

Today’s Sunday Sampler is a medley of styles! Enjoy!

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

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!

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!

CLICK HERE to GRAB
50% off with code BLK50

AND…GET GREAT APPS FOR YOUR SMART PHONE and iPAD…

Save up to 50% off DxO photo editing software!
Now through Nov. 28

DxO PureRAW2 – $89 (reg. $129)

DxO PhotoLab6 – $99 (reg. $219)

DxO ViewPoint4 – $69 (reg. $99)

DxO FilmPack6 – $69 (reg. $139)

DxO NikCollection5 – $75 (reg. $149)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

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!

SKYLUM’S LUMINAR NEO

Now through November 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

  • Explore Plan (Luminar Neo without Extensions):
    $89 instead of $178 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Pro Plan (Luminar Neo including Extensions):
    $99 instead of $223 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Lifetime license:
    $99
    instead of $199 for Lifetime license + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Extensions:
    The Extensions pack can be bought separately for $199 instead of $383

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

AND….for this promotion,
you can use my discount code MeredithImages
for additional savings!!!

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!

Up to 50% off amazing fonts, templates, graphics, & more design assets
Limited time only!

Now through November 29, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

All your design tools in one place.
Create stunning videos, animations, logos & branding, mockups,
presentations, graphics, and professional websites!

20% OFF on Business and Pro Annual Plans

with the code blck22

Now through November 28, 2022

Free Trial Available!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

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!

Sunday Sampler Nov. 20

I won’t be doing a Wednesday blog post this week,
but I will do a post on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
with more great deals and sales for you!

This week’s Sunday Sampler is some cool graphic textures. Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY

Catch the replay of Tuesday’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 – Sale ends 11/23/22 midnight EST

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY

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!

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!

“Black Friday” Bundle Deal

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!

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 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!

SKYLUM’S LUMINAR NEO

Now through November 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

  • Explore Plan (Luminar Neo without Extensions):
    $89 instead of $178 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Pro Plan (Luminar Neo including Extensions):
    $99 instead of $223 for 12 Months of subscription + extra 6 Months for Free + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Lifetime license:
    $99
    instead of $199 for Lifetime license + Creative Pack of presets and skies for Free
  • Extensions:
    The Extensions pack can be bought separately for $199 instead of $383

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

AND….for this promotion,
you can use my discount code MeredithImages
for additional savings!!!

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!

Up to 50% off amazing fonts, templates, graphics, & more design assets
Limited time only!

Now through November 29, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

Sale begins TUESDAY 11/22 through FRIDAY 12/9!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS HERE!

From the main page select Travel Bags > Freeway

Black Friday Deals
from Creative Fabrica!

Check out these Pre-Black Friday deals from Creative Fabrica!

Now through November 24th – Enter to win a Magical Disneyland Vacation (worth $4,000!). CLICK HERE to enter!

Now through November 23rd – 70% OFF on millions of fonts & designs! CLICK HERE to check ’em out!

Now through November 30th – Double Store Credit Promo! Buy $20 – Get $40 to spend – exclusive store credit deal! CLICK HERE to grab the deal!

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 Nov. 13

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as an in-camera swipe of rusty metal (taken by Dave). I created 3 versions with Smart Photo Editor. Remember, you can always change the color of an image with a Hue/Sat Adjustment or a Gradient Map. You can also use the texture without the color by changing it to black and white. Enjoy!

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 last week!

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

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!

In the flyer below it states the Black Friday pricing is only Fri. 11/25 & Sat. 11/26, but just for my blog 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!

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 Nov. 6

Today’s Sunday Sampler is some red rock from Sedona – where we’ll be in a couple of weeks!! Can’t wait to get back to the Southwest – it’s been 5 years since our last visit. We’ll be DRIVING from TN to Sedona – a 3-day road trip! Plan to hit many stops along Route 66 once we get through Oklahoma City! My friend, Lisa K., is flying down from CT and joining us on the way out! A wonderful workshop group will be joining us for part of our visit. Then Dave & I will have a couple of days to relax before heading back to TN with more stops along the way!

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
Voting closes Monday!

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!

Sunday Sampler Oct. 30

Today’s Sunday Sampler has gone through many manipulations! It began as chipped paint on metal that I originally turned into a painterly effect with Topaz Studio 2 Impression. I created more versions yesterday with Smart Photo Editor! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

SAVE THE DATE!

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

Luminar Neo
Next Extension Revealed!

Skylum revealed last 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
SALE ENDS TOMORROW!!

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/

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 Oct. 23

Today’s Sunday Sampler consists of cracked, peeling walls in the Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in TN. We visited there on Friday as part of a Fall Barns & Back Roads Workshop! Remember, you can always desaturate a texture to get the texture without changing the color of your image, or, especially in the case of the multi-colored one, apply a Gaussian Blur to turn it into a soft bokeh background! Enjoy!

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 & 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.

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!

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 10/10 – 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 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!

Sunday Sampler Oct. 16

Today’s Sunday Sampler started as colorful painting on a boat in Cape Cod. A little Topaz Impression Filter, a little Smart Photo Editor and a little Nik gives us three versions!! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

Join me this 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!

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 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/

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!

Sunday Sampler October 9

Today’s Sunday Sampler started as an image of tree bark, modified 3 ways. Enjoy!

SPECIAL SOFTWARE DEAL!

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 OCTOBER 13TH, 2022

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!

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!

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 10/1 – 10/5 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release):

Oct 1 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/fantastic-super-big-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct 2 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/fall-watercolor-clipart-bundle-png/ref/1122667/

Oct 3 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/decorative-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Oct 4 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafters-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct 5 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/big-christmas-svg-bundle-3/ref/1122667/

And coming up:

Oct 6 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/halloween-mega-bundle-14/ref/1122667/

Oct 7 – This one is $5 for 40 fonts + 120 Crafts: https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/bargain-bundle-vol-15/ref/1122667/

Oct 8 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/fall-into-autumn-clip-art-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct 9 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/amazing-fonts-bundle-4/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!

Sunday Sampler October 2

Today’s Sunday Sampler started as a rock I photographed last week on a Barns & Back Roads Workshop! I processed it 3 ways in Smart Photo Editor! Enjoy!

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!

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!

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 10/1 – 10/5 (they are available for approx. 3 weeks from day of release):

Oct 1 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/fantastic-super-big-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct 2 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/fall-watercolor-clipart-bundle-png/ref/1122667/

Oct 3 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/decorative-font-bundle-2/ref/1122667/

Oct 4 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/crafters-bundle/ref/1122667/

Oct 5 – https://www.creativefabrica.com/product/big-christmas-svg-bundle-3/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

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!