Around the Web May 17

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “10 Common Composition Mistakes”, “Moonrise Photography Tutorial”, “Perspective in Photography”, “Macro Using Extension Tubes”, “How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Landscapes”, “Understanding Diffraction and it’s Effects”

PHOTOSHOP

From fStoppers: “How to Fix a Clipped Bird Wing in PS”

From PhotoshopRoadmap: “3 Must Try Techniques to Enchance Colors in PS”

From CreativeNerds: “3 Features of the Content Aware Tool You Should Know”

From Shutterbug: “Perfect Color without Excess Saturation Using Vibrance in PS”

From MakeUseOf: “How to Remove Glare from Glasses in PS”

LIGHTROOM

From Shutterbug: “Epic Travel & Nature Photos with this Pro’s Secret LR Trick”

FREEBIES

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Cyberpunk SciFi LR Presets & LUTs”

From Behance: “Free Font – Cotta”

NEXT WEBINAR – TODAY!

My next webinar is
TODAY, MAY 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

DESIGN CUTS PHOTOGRAPHY BUNDLE

The Greatest Hits Photography Bundle

Back by popular demand, we have picked out the best packs from previous Photography bundles to give you a second chance to enjoy these resources at an amazing discount.

From dazzling overlays, styled presets and magnetising actions to incredible composition tools, this collection of hand-selected products has it all for any creative who wants to add an artistic flair to their photos and take them to the next level.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the second chance of picking up these resources for just $29 (a whopping 91% off the regular price) before it is too late; Lights, Camera, Action!

Professional Retouch Actions

Included in this set:

  • 5 actions sets
  • Installation .PDF Guide
  • Video Tutorials .PDF Guide
  • Photoshop CS6, CC – CC 2018, CC 2019
  • Immediate visual texture boost switching
  • Fast retouch by 4 methods
  • Color correction presets
  • Methods of Dodge & Burn
  • 3 help layers to capture the flaws and irregularities
  • Work with RGB channels and masks
  • Local and global High Pass Sharpness
  • HDR Kit for simulating an HDR effect
  • Highlights and shadow restore
  • Volume
  • Volume HRLA
  • Manual HRLA
  • Tan Skin
  • Remove Pores
  • Skintone Gradient map
  • Skin Pigment
  • Noise texture
  • Manual noise texture
  • White Teeth
  • 10 in 1 multifunctional tool: Eyes Tool
  • 5 in 1 multifunctional tool: Face Lips
  • Fashion
  • Vintage
  • Candy
  • Matte
  • HDR
  • Black and White
  • A possibility to mix the styles

DON’T MISS OUT!
GRAB THIS HUGE BUNDLE (reg. $341) FOR JUST $29!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

LUMINAR NEO UPDATE 1.0.6

Luminar Neo update 1.0.6 was released today! NOW INCLUDED…the long-anticipated Mask AI feature!

Mask AI
The major feature of this update is the long-anticipated Mask AI technology. The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to 9 separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground.

What’s more impressive, is that you can automatically mask the desired area with just one click of a button. The AI will find the desired area and mask it up for you, without needing to spend time fussing over the details with a masking brush.

After applying a tool to the masked area, you can easily copy and paste the adjustments to other images, and the mask will apply adjustments only to the same masked area of the other image – be it a sky, a building, a person, and so on.

On top of that, you can enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks. Plus, the new interface makes it easier and more enjoyable to work with masking.

Histogram
The histogram is a tool that can be a great help while correcting colors or adjusting exposure, and we’re happy to announce that the Histogram is now available for all your images. A histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the number of tones of a particular brightness found in your photograph, ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). It’s a great tool that will help you produce well-balanced images.

Now you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels.

Of course, if you already own Neo, this is a FREE update!
If you haven’t joined the party yet, grab special pricing (with a bonus gift)
and added sales on Luminar X Membership and Aurora HDR.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SPECIAL PRICING!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
You’ll see me use a couple in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price (I already have some new ideas and techniques I want to add to the early modules)!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

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

Sunday Sampler May 15

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as a rust image. I created three new versions with various software and gradients! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar is
THIS TUESDAY, MAY 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

LUMINAR NEO UPDATE 1.0.6

Luminar Neo update 1.0.6 was released today! NOW INCLUDED…the long-anticipated Mask AI feature!

Mask AI
The major feature of this update is the long-anticipated Mask AI technology. The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to 9 separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground.

What’s more impressive, is that you can automatically mask the desired area with just one click of a button. The AI will find the desired area and mask it up for you, without needing to spend time fussing over the details with a masking brush.

After applying a tool to the masked area, you can easily copy and paste the adjustments to other images, and the mask will apply adjustments only to the same masked area of the other image – be it a sky, a building, a person, and so on.

On top of that, you can enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks. Plus, the new interface makes it easier and more enjoyable to work with masking.

Histogram
The histogram is a tool that can be a great help while correcting colors or adjusting exposure, and we’re happy to announce that the Histogram is now available for all your images. A histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the number of tones of a particular brightness found in your photograph, ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). It’s a great tool that will help you produce well-balanced images.

Now you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels.

Of course, if you already own Neo, this is a FREE update!
If you haven’t joined the party yet, grab special pricing (with a bonus gift)
and added sales on Luminar X Membership and Aurora HDR.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SPECIAL PRICING!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
You’ll see me use a couple in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

Module 4 was released the first week of May; Module 5 will be out this coming week, and Module 6 before the end of May. Modules 7, 8 & 9 are planned to be released in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price (I already have some new ideas and techniques I want to add to the early modules)!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

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

Thursday Thoughts May 12

Just announced yesterday from Adobe, “Photoshop For iPad Updated With Content-Aware Fill And Other Desktop Features”. If you are an iPad user (as I am), you can now remove backgrounds and unwanted objects from your photos as easily as if you were on your desktop computer! Game changer!

Check out the full article HERE.

LUMINAR NEO UPDATE 1.0.6

Luminar Neo update 1.0.6 was released today! NOW INCLUDED…the long-anticipated Mask AI feature!

Mask AI
The major feature of this update is the long-anticipated Mask AI technology. The powerful neural network behind Mask AI detects up to 9 separate elements in a photo: people, skies, architecture, transportation, water, flora, mountains, natural ground, and artificial ground.

What’s more impressive, is that you can automatically mask the desired area with just one click of a button. The AI will find the desired area and mask it up for you, without needing to spend time fussing over the details with a masking brush.

After applying a tool to the masked area, you can easily copy and paste the adjustments to other images, and the mask will apply adjustments only to the same masked area of the other image – be it a sky, a building, a person, and so on.

On top of that, you can enjoy the manual Gradient and Radial masks. Plus, the new interface makes it easier and more enjoyable to work with masking.

Histogram
The histogram is a tool that can be a great help while correcting colors or adjusting exposure, and we’re happy to announce that the Histogram is now available for all your images. A histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the number of tones of a particular brightness found in your photograph, ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). It’s a great tool that will help you produce well-balanced images.

Now you can press the J hotkey to toggle clipping indicators on and off and see clipped pixels.

Of course, if you already own Neo, this is a FREE update!
If you haven’t joined the party yet, grab special pricing (with a bonus gift)
and added sales on Luminar X Membership and Aurora HDR.

CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR SPECIAL PRICING!

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
You’ll see me use a couple in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 the first week of May; Modules 5, 6 & 7 during May and Modules 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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

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

Sign up on our website HERE!

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

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

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

Around the Web May 10

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “High Dynamic Range (HDR): A Useful Tool”, “Low Key Photography Tips”, “How to Take Star Trail Photos”, “10 Tips to Improve Your Skills”, “Leading Lines in Landscapes”,

PHOTOSHOP

From ColorLib: “25 PS Tutorials for Custom Text Effects 2022”

From Pixel2Pixel: “PS Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds”

LIGHTROOM

From fStoppers: “How to Change the Color of an Object in LR”

FREEBIES

From CreativeNerds: “Free PS Watercolor Brush Set”, “10 Favorite Free Calligraphy Fonts”

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

NOTES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
IN THE PEACOCK STUDIO STORE!
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!
Includes Notes, Images & 11 Textures!

NEW PRODUCT FROM LAYER CAKE…
3,000 SKIES BUNDLE!

My friend, Gavin, just released a new bundle containing an amazing 3,000 skies!
You’ll see me use a couple in Tuesday’s webinar.
There are LOTS of beautiful skies…here’s what’s included:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR BUNDLE NOW!
Sale ends May 31st!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the Speaker’s names below to see details on their sessions!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 the first week of May; Modules 5, 6 & 7 during May and Modules 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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

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

Sign up on our website HERE!

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

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

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

Sunday Sampler May 8

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as an “oops” shot from the Smokies! Don’t know what I did, but I got some cool blurred trees and grasses – modified with Smart Photo Editor! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Notes will be available in a few weeks!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

IF YOU “ATTENDED” THE FEB. 2022 CONFERENCE, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTENDEE SURVEY!
SURVEY WILL CLOSE TUESDAY NIGHT! DETAILS IN THE EMAIL I SENT SAT. NIGHT. THANKS!

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Speaker session topics are finalized!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 the first week of May; Modules 5, 6 & 7 during May and Modules 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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

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

Sign up on our website HERE!

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

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

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

Around the Web & Thursday Thoughts Combo May 5

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

It’s been a very busy week catching up after the 2nd Spring Barns & Back Roads Workshop, and finishing up Module 4 of “Creating Your Own Textures Course”. The new module will be available to course participants tomorrow!

AROUND THE WEB:

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “Flash Photography: How to Freeze & Blur Motion in a Studio”, “Abstract Photography Exercises”, “Finding Time in Your Day for Photography”, “4 Guidelines to Great Landscapes”, “Bad Weather = Good Light”, “3 Flower Setups & Styles”, “Monochromatic Color Photo Tips”, “Getting Started with Street Photography”, “Capturing Motion with Slow Shutter Speeds”, “Mixed Media Photography Exercises”, “Balancing Flash with Ambient Light”,

FREEBIES

From MediaLoot: “10 Free Water Drop Brushes” (also check out all the other brushes!)

From FontBundles: “Free Ancient Handwriting Font” (personal use only)

From GraphicDesignFreebies: “Dabistha Font” (personal use only)

From PixelBuddha: “Realistic Shadow Overlays Set”

From PhotoshopTutorials: “10 Free Painterly LR Presets & LUTs

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Notes will be available in a few weeks!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Click the speaker’s name to view their page with session details and images!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 TOMORROW; Modules 5, & 6 also during May and Modules 7, 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

Finished the first Spring workshop Monday night – number two starts this afternoon through Sunday.

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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

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

Sign up on our website HERE!

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

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

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

Sunday Sampler May 1

HAPPY MAY DAY!

Today’s Sunday Sampler began as tree bark from a fallen tree at one of the stops on my Barns & Back Roads Workshop this weekend! Enjoy!

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Notes will be available in a few weeks!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Speaker session topics are finalized!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 the first week of May; Modules 5, 6 & 7 during May and Modules 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

Finished the first Spring workshop Monday night – number two starts this afternoon through Sunday.

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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!

Thursday Thoughts April 28

I posted this in Tuesday’s “Around the Web” – but in case you missed it…

“Did You Know PS Has New Quick Actions?”

Check out the YouTube video from Colin Smith, Photoshop Cafe

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Notes will be available in a few weeks!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Speaker session topics are finalized!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creative Effects with Brushes, Clipping Masks and Fonts”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Style Composites” &
“Simple Composite Solutions”

Dave Meredith (TN)
“Finding Your Creative Voice”

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
& “Dive Deeper Into the Nik Suite”

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

Finished the first Spring workshop Monday night – number two starts this afternoon through Sunday.

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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.

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 the first week of May; Modules 5, 6 & 7 during May and Modules 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we’ve had one so far and there will be a couple more as modules are rolled out. It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

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 April 26

PHOTOGRAPHY

From PictureCorrect: “10 Tips for Taking Great Cityscape Photos”, “A Quick Guide to Cleaning Your Camera Sensor”, “Tips for Photographing Spirals”, “Understanding Exposure”, “Night Photography Tips”, “Understanding Reciprocity in Photography”, “Creating a Pure White Background in Studio”, “The Power of Previsualization”, “Simple Tips to Make Photo Editing Less Stressful” “Choosing JPEG or RAW for Certain Situations”, “Sky Photography Tips and Techniques”

PHOTOSHOP

From Shutterbug: “3 Quick Ways to Fix Skin in Photoshop”

In the last webinar someone asked if there was a quick way to reset the Text Attributes. I did not have the answer, but my friend, Pat Rech searched it out for us: “Resetting Text Attributes to Their Default in PS”. Thanks Pat!!

From PhotoshopRoadmap: I DID NOT KNOW THIS EITHER!!!! Very cool! “Did You Know PS Has New Quick Actions?”

FREEBIES

From InkyDeals: “Marble Backgrounds”, “Fun Fonts”, “Gold Backgrounds”, “Holiday Overlays”, “Metal Textures”

WEBINAR NOTES SALE ENDS TONIGHT!

If you haven’t grabbed your copy
of the Notes, now is the time!
On sale for just $5 HERE!

(Sale ends tonight at midnight EDT)

Then catch the replay on YouTube HERE!

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Notes will be available in a few weeks!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Speaker & session details available on the website!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creating Clipping Masks”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Composites” &
(2nd session TBD)

Dave Meredith (TN)
(session TBD)

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
(2nd session TBD)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

Finished the first Spring workshop last night – number two starts Thursday afternoon through Sunday.

I have TWO spots open for May 18-21
Come join us in Northeast TN and photograph old barns, houses, stores, landscapes and more!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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.

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Module 4 in April; 5, 6 & 7 in May and 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we had one recently for course registrants! It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

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

Sunday Sampler April 24

Today’s Sunday Sampler was created in my iPad with brushes, then blurred to make a nice soft bokeh. Enjoy!

WEBINAR REPLAY IS POSTED

Catch the replay on YouTube HERE!

And…don’t forget to get your copy
of the Notes for just $5 HERE!

(Sale ends 4/26)

NEXT WEBINAR

My next webinar will be Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 pm (Eastern)

“Creative Post-Processing”

We’ve been doing some “specialized” webinars over the past few months. This month we’ll get back to creative post-processing utilizing textures and plug-in software. New projects & new techniques/tips! I’ll show you how I created the image below and many other techniques!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Notes will be available in a few weeks!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
For the 4th Virtual Creative Photography Conference
June 25-26, 2022

Our speakers are signed up and our line up is complete!
We have another stellar group of talented photographers/artists
that will share their creativity with you!

OUR CREATIVE SPEAKER LINEUP!
Speaker & session details available on the website!

Cheryl Belczak (NY)
“Still Life Strategies” &
“Daydreaming in Flowers”

Bob Coates (AZ)
“Fine Art Photo-Synthesis” &
“Leveraging Today’s Tech for More Creative Images”

Jamie Konarski Davidson (NC)
“Wabi Sabi” &
“Motion & Multiples”

Diana Day (MI)
“Creating Clipping Masks”

Anita Hubbard (Canada)
“Creating A Story through Composites”

Sherri Reed (VA)
“Folk Art Composites” &
(2nd session TBD)

Dave Meredith (TN)
(session TBD)

Hazel Meredith (TN)
“Creative Processing for Architecture”
(2nd session TBD)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Click Here! Just $39!

BARNS & BACK ROADS WORKSHOPS

Spring is just around the corner!

Come join us in Northeast TN for a Spring or Fall “Barns & Back Roads Workshop”! 3+ days of photographing old barns, houses, stores, and more (maybe some old cars and even some landscapes)!

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!

$595 per person
Limited to just 3 attendees per workshop!
Click HERE to check our website for current open spots.

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.
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.

CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE

If you haven’t joined the party, jump on in!! The course is self-paced, and you may download the videos as well as all of the PDF instructions to use at any time.

I plan to roll out Modules 4 & 5 in April; 6 & 7 in May and 8 & 9 in June. We already have Module 10 for Resources. AND…also included are several group chats – we had one recently for course registrants! It was recorded and added to the Resource module for those who could not attend “live”.

And…in the future if I add new material or update any material in the course, you will also be able to access that, all for the same low price!

Come join us!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE
“CREATING YOUR OWN TEXTURES COURSE”!

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