Tuesday, January 28, 2014

onOne Perfect Effects 8 Is Free Until Tomorrow

onOne Perfect Effects 8 Is Free Until Tomorrow

I love OnOne. I have the whole suite, well worth it!
but perfect effects is FREE
and free is good ;-)

and if you don't want to "cloud" you can run OnOne stand alone, or as a plug in via Lightroom (or photoshop)

Okay, I just got the go-ahead from my friends over at onOne Software to post this publicly. I’m always mentioning how I use their new Perfect Photo Suite 8 plug-ins (specifically the Dynamic Contrast presets in Perfect Effects 8) for all of my landscape and outdoor photos. Well, they’re giving Perfect Effects 8 away for free until tomorrow, January 28th. It’s usually $99 and you can download the full version for free. Yep, everything. No trials, no expiration, no stripped down presets or anything like that – the full freakin’ version.
Here’s the link and tell ‘em Matt sent you (not really on the 2nd part) ;)
Hats off to onOne for, well, giving away free stuff (oh, and for making a really cool plug-in too). Have a good one!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

30% off French Kiss Textures! 

Theses are some of my favorite textures!
and now they are on sale!! Wahoo!

24 Day, 30% Off Everything Sale

January 24th – February 16th
Everything in the store is on sale, even discounted bundles and the new collections!
Shop Now!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Onne's Photography Workshops

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Want to learn photography from one of the best in the world?

Come shoot alongside Onne in the Bahamas in April or on Narragansett Bay this summer! 2014 summer dates announced below and a few spaces remain to join Onne in the Exumas in April 2014.  Sign up now!


Upcoming Workshops....

Bahamas Workshop

Come shoot the Bahamas Family Islands Regatta with Onne in his favorite place, The Exumas, Bahamas. Experience the color and beauty of the Bahamas during this high-end, tropical photography expedition with Canon Explorer of Light, Onne van der Wal. 

2014 Summer Workshops

Workshops on the Water are back for summer 2014 for the sixth season.
Join us aboard the MV Gansett! Email Kristin below to sign up or get more info! 
  • Wednesday, July 16 - Nautical Newport and Narragansett Bay 
  • Saturday, August 30th - The Classic Yacht Regatta 



About Onne's Workshops

Have you ever wondered how Onne van der Wal gets his amazing photos?
Canon Explorer of Light, Onne van der Wal, is a sought-after lecturer and teacher, known for his renowned nautical photography and his popular Workshops on the Water. Onne's workshop students rave about his simple, straightforward and entertaining teaching style and the value of Onne's expert insight into digital photography, your own equipment and the challenging marine environment.
Come with Onne to the Bahamas April 23-28, 2014 for a unique Workshop on the Water shooting the beautiful workboats of the Bahamas racing in their championship event. Or come aboard the MV "Gansett" in Narragansett Bay for summer shooting in and around Newport for Onne's sixth season of these popular nautical photography workshops. 
Master Classes are also available for a one-on-one experience shooting alongside Onne on the water from his own chase boat, Onnesignment, in the air from a helicopter and at the computer going over workflow and processing techniques. For more information and pricing, please inquire with Kristin Browne

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Landscape Collective Vol. 1

The Landscape Collective Vol. 1

Inspiration from the top landscape, cityscape, and outdoor photographers

Free Value

Available for a limited time

Nik Released a Big Update Today

Nik Released a Big Update Today


New update to the Nik Collection!

Hey Nik fans!  Today, we are rolling out the Nik Collection v1.110 update, which includes several updates and improvements to the functionality of the plug-ins.  To find out exactly what has been changed, check out our Release Notes here:https://support.google.com/nikcollection/answer/4400822?hl=en&ref_topic=3001406

The update will occur automatically for you when your computer is on-line and Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom and Aperture are closed.  You can also install the update now by visiting our homepage and download/install the trial.  Don't worry, your software will remain activated after installing the trial!'

To check which version of the Nik Collection you currently have installed, open up a photo in any of the Collection plug-ins and click on the Nik logo on the top right of the display. That will pop up the product's About screen with the version listed there.

We're very committed to continuing our growth of the Nik Collection and look forward to bringing you the very best in photo editing solutions.

10 Tips For Creating Tack Sharp Photos - A photographer's guide to sharper images

 10 Tips For Creating Tack Sharp Photos - A photographer's guide to sharper images 


Hey there fellow photographer,
I put together an eBook entitled: " 10 Tips For Creating Tack Sharp Photos - A photographer's guide to sharper images " which provides tips and trick to create sharper images "in camera" and NOT "in photoshop". Getting it right in the field reduces the amount of time in front of the computer while allowing us to spend more behind the camera. For the rest of this month I'll be giving this eBook away completely free of charge with absolutely no obligation. If you gleam even one good tip that you will use moving forward, I would love to hear from you and by all means please share it with a fellow photographer! Here's to sharper images! Joseph Link to eBook: 10 Tips For Creating Tack Sharp Photos

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ron Rosenstock "Influences from the Masters of Photography" Tuesday, January 28.

Due to the snow, we have had to reschedule our Education Night scheduled for this evening to Tuesday, January 28.
Thank you for your interest, and we'll hope to see you in January!

Sam Westover
Publicity Chair | Boston Camera Club

Sorry for the late notice, but if there’s still time to add anything to your publication or let your members know, the Boston Camera Club invites you to join us at this month’s Education Night on Tuesday, December 17th  January 28.  We will be meeting at our headquarters, the All Saints Parish Church, at 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline.  The program will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and is free to the public.

Ron Rosenstock will be presenting Influences from the Masters of Photography.  He will speak of the traditions of fine art photography through they eyes of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Minor White, and Paul Caponigro.  You can learn more about Ron himself at www.ronrosenstock.com.

The Boston Camera Club is a non-profit organization, established in 1881 and is dedicated to the advancement of photography as an art and science.  Club activities are held throughout the year while regular monthly meetings are from September through June.  Programs are planned to interest all photographers, from beginners to skilled artisans.  Guests and prospective members are welcome at any of the club’s meetings.  More information can be found on our website, http://www.bostoncameraclub.org/.

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!


Sam Westover
Publicity Chair | Boston Camera Club

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. (GLPA) hosting two workshops

Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. (GLPA)  hosting two workshops 

Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. (GLPA)
564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA 01905

·       GLPA will be hosting two workshops open to non GLPA members for a nominal fee of $15 for the day.

·       Sunday, February 9, 2014 = Model Photography Session 10AM- 3 PM

·       Saturday, February 15, 2014 = Photo-Ops Photography Day 10AM- 3PM

·       Please go to www.greaterlynnphoto.org ,home page, right column, click on the dated event for more information.

·       A map to the GLPA headquarters can also be found on the website. Home page, top row, under About Us/Directions.

·       Please note lunch is not provided but there are many restaurants/sandwich shops in the area.

Email Susan Mosser, FPSA, HonNEC if any questions s.jmosser@comcast.net

Monday, January 20, 2014

Photo Ops Day at Greater Lynn Photographic Association

Photo Ops Day at Greater Lynn Photographic Association

564 Boston Street Lynn, MA 01905
Saturday, February 15, 10 AM–3 PM
Members: $10 Nonmembers: $15

Got the winter blahs? Had enough of the gray and wet days? Lift your spirits and fuel your creative side by
spending Saturday, February 15, at GLPA taking advantage of the photo opportunities (AKA Photo
Ops) available to you through the efforts of Chris Germain and Barbara Rozavsky.

There will be still-life setups—regular and black light, Shiv Verma’s polarized light setup, glassware, and a few more still being considered. For models, there will be a terrier that loves to dress up. There will also
be a teenage girl posing in the morning and a five-year-old boy posing in the afternoon.

Some of the setups will work best with a macro lens. But don’t let your lack of a macro keep you from coming. You may also want to bring a tripod for the nonmodel setups. Models will be lit with strobe triggered by Pocket Wizards. If you own a Sony camera, you’ll need the special Sony hot shoe adapter.

The cost for the day is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. You can just come on the day of the event or register in advance by e-mail (barbphoto@mac.com).

Make sure to put GLPA Photo Ops in your subject line.

For directions, go to the GLPA Web site (www.greaterlynnphoto.org) and look under About Us. In case of inclement weather, a notice will be posted on the Web site as to the status of the event.

Model Session Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. Sunday, February 9

Model News 
Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. 564 Boston St, Lynn, MA 01905
As our first Model Session in November was cancelled, this February session will really be our first of the year. Please join us on Sunday, February 9, 2014, between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. The fee for the Model Session is $10 for Greater Lynn members and $15 for guests. Photographers are reminded that being polite to the models puts them at ease, and that requests rather than commands help create an upbeat mood. You should begin your three image set by introducing yourself and then asking the model to please pose in the manner you have envisioned. If the model feels that a particular pose does not reflect a graceful posture for her she may not be able to comply with your request. Please finish your three image set by saying, “Thank you,” to the model and then hand the pocket wizard to the next person in line.
Every participating photographer is asked to e-mail the models a fewl images that were taken during the day’s shoot. It’s easy to fulfill this requirement by using our guidelines.
1.      Size all the images to 240 resolution, 768 pixels (high) by maximum 1024 pixels (wide).
2.      Click on activities page of our Web site www.greaterlynnphoto.org then in the left side column, click on Model Session.
3.      Please read the self explanatory instructions on this page to help make your submittal easier.
4.      At the bottom of the page click on the date of the model session you attended.
5.      On the next page click on the picture of the model for whom you are submitting the images.
6.      Fill in the information asked and upload your images to the page.
7.      You must do a new page for each model.
8.      You will get a return confirmation e-mail from the site within five minutes. If you do not receive this message your submission did not go through and you need to repeat the process.
Thank you for your effort and your cooperation.

Jim Gallagher, MNEC
Portrait/Model Committee Chairman

Save $50 on Gisteq Flashmate LED Video Light

Save $50 on Gisteq Flashmate LED Video Light
We use this light ALL the time!

I consider it a staple that everyone should have in their camera bag.
This model is the best, it has a dial that controls the amount of light. It has another dial that controls the temperature of the light. It is easy to use, gives off even light edge-to-edge, can be mounted to a lightstand or gorilla pod if desired, uses AA batteries and is very controllable/customizable as to light output.

We use it to light up a person (like our model at Grand Central Terminal), we use it for flowers and macoo work, we use it to light the top of subjects on our lightbox, we use it for inside in dark abandoned buildings, like inside the Lonaconing Silk Mill -- it is an awesome light!! Again, I consider it a staple that everyone should have in their camera bag.

Save $50 on Gisteq Flashmate LED Video Light

save $50.00 on this product. Offer ends soon. Normally $179, you can purchase it for only $129.

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GiSTEQ Flashmate LED video light is the perfect continuous lighting solution for your HDSLR or video cameras. It uses the latest LED "Matrix Lighting" technology that gives you the best lighting possible. With great color, warm & soft lighting, it enhances your subject matter. It's nearly heat-free, giving you the perfect cool & comfortable shooting experience.It's also compact and light weight. The Brightness can be adjusted to your liking, and output is flicker-free, ideal for video subject's use. Its eco-friendly nature saves power and lasts longer. GiSTEQ Flashmate LED video light is the best tool for your video and camera lighting needs.

Click here to purchase Gisteq Flashmate LED Video Light

Saturday, January 18, 2014

120 of my all-time favorite images from Art Morris

Art Morris will be presenting at NECCC 2014

120 of my all-time favorite images from Art Morris

This was posted recently on Art Morris' blog.
What a treat to see this collection of images.

There are many reasons to view this collection of awesome images, just seeing them is inspiring, but he goes one step further and allows you to learn from them.

He has provided all of the exif data from each of the 120 images so you can see what camera, what lens, what f stop, what iso, what shutter speed he used. Places like Flickr often also include the exif data and I try to look at this data for any image that I like to learn from it.

Art Morris is the father of bird photography and hence less than ten of his favorites 120 images are not birds, but they are all spectacular. He asked his readers to pick their top five favorite images, I would be happy with any of the 120 hanging on my wall!

Art also runs a forum, birdphotographers.net, which is a great place to go and learn about photography (there are other categories besides birds, like macro, wildlife, creativity/out of the box, post-processing, etc.). There are over 12,000 members and almost a million posts. Some past lessons that I enjoyed: the "Monthly Processing Raw Images Exercise" and and ""My Pictures Don't Look Like That." On learning to be a better nature photographer. " and the "Head Angle Fine Points" -- want to improve your bird photography -- learn about Head Angles from Art Morris!


This was posted on his Blog...

An Invitation…
"All are invited to click on the gallery link here. I picked 120 of my all-time favorite images for a Canon project entitled “DreamLabo 5000.” To view the slide program simply click on the first image and then hit Next (above the image). Enjoy. All comments are welcome. If you would like to have some fun and help me out a bit, take the time to pick your five favorite images. You will find the file name as well as all the EXIF date below and to the left of each image. You can learn a lot by checking out the EXIF data for each digital image. There are very few film images in the slide program. Then cut and paste the file name without the number into your comment box. Each file name should look something like this: Northern Gannet male bringing nesting material to mate."

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Photoshop Photography Program

Photoshop Photography Program

For CS3+ customers
For a limited time, you can join a special Creative Cloud photography plan designed exclusively for Photoshop customers. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And it's just US $9.99/month when you sign up for a one-year plan, but you need to join by February 28, 2014. 
To qualify, you must own a commercial version of Photoshop CS3 or later (Standard or Extended version, as a stand-alone product or as part of a suite). Questions? See our FAQ and terms.

Photoshop CC

The industry standard for digital image processing and editing, Photoshop delivers a comprehensive package of professional retouching tools, and is packed with powerful editing features designed to inspire.

Lightroom 5

For editing digital photos without having to navigate the extensive offerings of Photoshop, Lightroom provides the precise tools photographers need to process their images efficiently, while still bringing out the best in their photographs.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

How can I create a layered file from Lightroom?

On One's perfect layers!

For those of you that want layers without the cloud. 
Use Lightroom and Perfect layers!

How can I create a layered file from Lightroom?

In previous versions of Perfect Photo Suite, you were able to select multiple images in Lightroom and send them to the Layers module it would stack each image as one new file. That was because previous versions of the Perfect Photo Suite wouldn’t accommodate more than one image at at time.
In Perfect Photo Suite 8, we have added the ability to open multiple images to work on at a time. When selecting multiple images in Lightroom and sending them to the Layers module, each image will open as its own separate file. In the example below, two images were selected from Lightroom and sent to the Layers module where they now appear as two separate file tabs.
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To merge the two images together, use the Copy/Paste Layer Command which is new in Perfect Photo Suite 8. First, choose the file you want to use as your master image or the image you are not going to change. In the example below, the image with the underexposed foreground will be the master image. Now, we want to merge the other open file to the master.
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Next, go to the second image tab open in Layers.
Choose the Layer menu and choose Copy Layer.
Now, go back to the first tab (master image) and choose Paste Layer.
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Now, both opened files have been merged into one layered file and you can close the second image tab.
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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Join Hazel & Dave Meredith of Meredith Images for two Photo Workshops this Spring.

Join Hazel & Dave Meredith of Meredith Images for two Photo Workshops this Spring. 

The first will take us to the East Coast of Florida for some Birding & Wildlife Photography, March 22-26. Trip includes visits to several birding areas as well as an airboat ride on the St. John's River to photograph lots of alligators, bald eagles and much more.
The second workshop visits Western New York where you will have the opportunity for several types of photography -- HDR, macro, flowers, landscapes, waterfalls, animals and more! May 14-18.
Both trips include a welcome dinner, photography instruction, hands-on computer instruction as well as some entry/event fees. They are limited to 8 people on each trip so that we can spend time assisting each attendee.

Contact us at (203) 375-1039 or Hazel@MeredithImages.com with any questions. Further details are posted on http://www.meredithimages.com/photo-workshops/.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Yellowstone Light & Life by Ian Plant free ebook

Yellowstone Light & Life by Ian Plant free ebook

Yellowstone is a world beyond our own, emerging from the mists of time as a remnant of days long past. Here, the engines of creation still churn, steaming with all the fury of the gods of old.  It is a place of deadly inspiration, and a window into the primitive soul of Earth.
Every year, I spend several weeks in Yellowstone, searching for a way to capture the hidden essence of this wondrous place.  Each time I visit, I discover some new aspect of the park that I had missed before, some obscured facet that, when successfully captured by my camera's sensor, emerges to tell a new story about Yellowstone, and helps slowly but surely shape my picture of the whole.
With any luck—and perhaps with a few more visits—my photos will begin to tell the
story of this remarkable place, and evoke the day-to-day struggle for light and life in the wonderful landscape of Yellowstone.
Click here to visit Ian Plant Photography.

FREE: 80 page PDF
Optimized for viewing across multiple platforms including computer screens and iPads.

About the Author: Ian Plant is a frequent contributor to and blogger for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, a Contributing Editor to Popular Photography Magazine, and a monthly columnist for Landscape Photography Magazine. Ian’s work also appears in many other books, calendars, ad campaigns, and magazines available worldwide. 

Other books by Ian

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