Saturday, November 30, 2013

Kelby cyber weekend

Kelby cyber weekend
ton of crazy deals going on today through Monday, December 2nd!
Check out everything below to score huge savings on,(our renown online training classes for photographers) NAPP (the world’s best Photoshop and Lightroom training) and Photoshop World (our annual 3-day Photoshop training conference, sponsored by Adobe) at our lowest prices of the year:
Check out the free  video above with sample clips from just a few of our online training classes for photographers.
Hope you take advantage of some of these deals (or all of them if you’re loose with money). We’d love to have you on board with us for 2014 because we have some absolutely amazing things happening for our members this coming year and we really want you to be a part of it.
Happy shopping everybody! :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Sale Imagenomic

Black Friday Sale Imagenomic

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Black Friday - 30% off - 3 days only - November 28-30 - use THANKU2013 coupon code during checkout process - BUY NOW 

December Edition of the MiniMag

December Edition of the MiniMag


December is always an exciting time of year. This month's edition is filled with favorite photography locations from our talented contributors. The MiniMag would like to welcome David Stringer as our newest contributor. David and his beautiful wife Kim will share their love of nature and photography through David's articles. Cheryl, Scott and I would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season filled with family, love and joy.

Adobe Lightroom 5 for $109 – Deal Alert

Adobe Lightroom 5 for $109 – Deal Alert

by  on NOVEMBER 28, 2013
Lightroom 5
B&H has the full version of Lightroom 5 for Mac and Windows for $109 as part of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

15% off all Photoshop Actions, Textures, Vintage Frames, Digital Papers, Card Templates, and even discounted bundles

15% off all Photoshop Actions, Textures, Vintage Frames, Digital Papers, Card Templates, and even discounted bundles

Annual Sale + Gift with purchase

BLACK FRIDAY 2013 Florabella Glitter
FREE Holiday Glitter Overlays sent automatically with any purchase.
Use the code GIFT15 for 15% off all Photoshop Actions, Textures, Vintage Frames, Digital Papers, Card Templates, and even discounted bundles. And until Monday only, automatically receive the new Holiday Glitter Overlays free with any purchase ($35 value). (Just enter code GIFT15 for discount and the free gift will automatically be sent)SHOP Florabella Collection Now
Be sure to check out our newest and most popular products: The new Muse Actions + Color & Light Collection + Bonus Skintone Mini Retouch set, Colorplay Actions, Retouch & Makeover, and Classic Workflow. Save even more by purchasing discounted bundles. Sale ends at midnight on Cyber Monday at midnight. It's our only sale of the year, so don't miss out!
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David DuChemin sale

Almost everything is 50% off! Fill your digital library with the photography eduation you've always wanted.
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Exceptional Photography Education. Steep Discounts. One Day Only.

Once a year, while there’s truly unconscionable insanity going on in shopping malls across this continent, Craft & Vision holds a Black Friday sale. It’s one of two chances we take to offer killer deals on our products, and it only lasts 24 hours, and the deals start right now!

The discount period is now active and no codes or coupons are required, just fill your cart and go! Sale prices are valid until 11:59 PM (PST) Friday, November 29, 2013.

Almost every product in the C&V store is 50% off. That’s something like 80 great chances to improve your photography, all for half of what most people already consider really great prices.

My limited edition book, SEVEN, will also be on sale, though not quite for 50% off. It’ll be on sale for what it cost me to make it: $60, plus shipping and handling. From the beginning we’ve been very conscious of how much it costs to ship this, and this sale will allow some of you to purchase the book – a beautiful Christmas present, if I do say so (and I do) – who couldn’t do so before.

Same with our video series, The Created Image: for one day only, it’s half price. And The Visual Toolbox – half price. It’s all half price (except our magazine PHOTOGRAPH) and would make a great present, on a spiffy little USB drive or SD card, for your favourite photographer.

Half price. One day only. Only at Happy Holidays!  
- David duChemin, Craft & Vision, Chief Executive Nomad.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Topaz Sale

I just love all of the Topaz products!
I use Clarity and/or adjust on just about every image that I process! Their B&W produces some awesome and crisp black and white images, and simply can transform your image into a painting. Remask and Denoise are also very powerful. StarEffects and Lens Effects are great too, but I only use them on select images. Their collection is well worth it!!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday. For the first time ever Topaz will be running a promotion on the Topaz Complete Photography Collection, which includes all of our products.

The Complete Collection will be sold for $199.99, which is almost 50% off the normal price of $379.99. 

The sale will run from November 28th through December 2nd, just use promo code: blackfriday2013

Check out the Topaz products here

 on the Topaz Labs website


Christopher O'Donnell Landscape Photography eBooks SALE

Landscape Photography eBooks Christopher O'Donnell Photography

Chris is having a holiday sale on his eBooks from Black Friday (Nov. 29th) to Jan 1st, 2014.
It will be 50% off any individual eBook as well as the collection (the collection is already 25% off retail) so that would be a large discount. The discount code will be “holiday” and will not be case sensitive - keeping it simple :) 
Landscape Photography eBooks Christopher O'Donnell Photography

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purchase the complete ebook collection at 25% off Click here to view more details

The Complete eBook Collection: 25% Discount
Receive 25% off the purchase price if all eBooks are purchased as a single transaction: The Complete eBook Collection by landscape photographer Christopher O'Donnell

You can now purchase the entire landscape photography eBook collection 
at a 25% discount if purchased as a single transaction.
What's Included. In this eBook package, you’ll receive all of my landscape photography 
eBooks at a 25% discount. To read more about each individual eBook, click on the links below:
  1. The Art of Color Processing
  2. The Art of Bokeh
  3. The Portfolio of Bokeh
  4. The Golden Hours
  5. The Golden Hour Portfolio
  6. Exposure Blending

Landscape Photography eBooks
Cover for The Art of Color Processing, a photography eBook guiding the creative development in Photoshop® CS6.
In The Art of Color Processing, I explain my color processing workflow in a step-by-step fashion, guiding you through each stage from start to finish. In addition to learning the details of my processing, I also discuss the history of my creative development and what led me to discover my own techniques. These important milestones in my photography can direct you towards the development of your own unique color workflows, and provide the key to unlocking the full potential of your creative connection for unlimited possibilities.
Processing an image is more than performing corrective edits – it’s a fundamental part of the complete creative workflow, and your artistic vision should flow seamlessly from the camera into the digital darkroom. If you have an identifiable disconnect between your vision and your final image, then the roadblock – whether it be technical or inspirational – needs to be removed. That is the focus of this eBook: to detail my own processing workflows while also explaining how to develop your own for a complete creative experience that will strengthen your connection and your ability to process with a vision.

Cover of Exposure Blending: A free eBook from camera to processIn this free step-by-step guide, I discuss the entire process of exposure blending by detailing my personal workflow – from auto-bracketing in the field, to combining different exposures in process – available at no cost.
As you've probably noticed, it can be difficult to capture a balanced exposure in the field (especially landscapes with a sky). Your camera sensor is limited to one aperture and one shutter speed at a time – it’s not possible to have two different settings within the same frame, which can be detrimental to a scene with a large tonal range. This will result in a landscape with a washed out sky, a darkened foreground, or disappointing combination of both. Exposure blending is a revolutionary digital dark room technique that will help you to overcome the limitations of your camera and photograph a landscape with the complete tonal range.


Cover to The Golden Hours eBook, a photography guide to sunrises and sunsets with additional eBook on exposure blending.The Golden Hours: A Guide to Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets is an eBook written to help guide photographers through the unique challenges that this light presents. Many photographers will often note that their sunrise and sunset images rarely represent the scene they saw. I help to explain why this is so, and more importantly, how to transcend the disparity between your view and your results, allowing you to create realistic images of this beautiful light.
The “golden hours” refer to the window of time when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky, just before it sets or right after it rises. As the sun nears the horizon, the light begins to dramatically transform the landscape before you. The atmosphere becomes thick and golden, shadows are lengthened, and highlights are brightened. Soon, your scene develops texture, depth, and becomes a stunning show of light. It’s a highly-coveted time to photograph the landscape, but is also challenging to many photographers as the uniqueness of this light requires some specialized knowledge to capture.


The Golden Hour Portfolio eBook is a monograph on the light of sunrises and sunsets, detaling the camera workflow of landscape photographer Christopher O'Donnell for each of his golden hour images.The disparity between learning a photographic technique and knowing how to apply it creatively to your environment is a source of much frustration for landscape photographers. This portfolio study can show you how to overcome this roadblock, and unleash your inner creativity.
With The Golden Hour Portfolio eBook, I can help to bridge the gap between your vision and your creation by explaining how I approached each of my golden hour images – and more importantly, why. By reading about my camera workflow, you can learn how to critically analyze a scene and decide on the best method to use that compliments your creative style.
I discuss many aspects of my creative process – some examples include how I find inspiration, choosing a strong focal point, pivotal moments in my creative development, and the importance of applying photography principles to your composition (such as contrast and symmetry).
Also discussed is the technical side of each image – what settings I use, how to compensate for exposure, and how to judge a scene before deciding what methods to apply.


Cover of The Art of Bokeh, a guide to using shallow depths in landscape photography.The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography was written to inspire photographers to think beyond the confines of a deep depth of field. It’s focused on guiding landscape photographers of all levels to widen their aperture and see the environment as light and shapes, and to create abstract, ethereal images that have a deeper meaning and interpretation. This is my first eBook, written from my perspective and experiences, and I’m thrilled to present it.
By using a shallow depth of field and thin slices of focus, you can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this guide shows you the steps necessary to capturing beautiful bokeh.


An ebook monograph on the bokeh portfolio of Christopher O'Donnell, using shallow depths in landscape photographyWith The Portfolio of Bokeh, I can help to bridge the gap between your vision and your creation by explaining how I approached each of my bokeh images. By reading about my camera workflow, you can learn how to critically analyze a scene and decide on the best method to use.
In this eBook, you will find 22 full page examples of my strongest bokeh images in high-resolution color. Each photo is paired with a full page spread that contains a wealth of information on how I created each image. I discuss many aspects of my creative process – some examples include how I find inspiration, choosing a strong focal point, and the importance of applying photography principles in your composition (such as contrast and symmetry).
Also discussed is the technical side of each image – what settings I use, how to compensate for exposure, and how to judge a scene before deciding what methods to apply…for example, how and when to decide if a scene needs to be panostitched or auto-bracketed.

French Kiss Texture Sale!

French Kiss Texture Sale!
These textures are some of my all time favorites! 

Thanksgiving Super SALE - Save 32% on EVERYTHING

Thanksgiving Super SALE - Save 32% on EVERYTHING

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It's Gavin Seim here and it's nearly Thanksgiving. Now I don't know about Friday being black, but we've made up a very special Thanksgiving deal for you - We're also about ready to release the stunning new film, PHOTOGRAPHICS just in time for Christmas. Lets take a peek. Also stay tuned for an extra special bonus this weekend.

The Thanksgiving Sale

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Lets keep it simple. We're having the largest sale of the year this week. Then it's over - Use code THANKSGIVING and save 32% on EVERYTHING we sell at Seim Effects.

That includes video collections like EXposed and Retouching Magic Presets like Power Workflow 4 for LR and LightFlow for Aperture. Actions like Hollywood Effects 2 for Photoshop and tools like Naked Elements textures. You can even save on a pre-order for the stunning new PHOTOGRAPHICS film that's coming in just a few weeks.

Head over to and use promo code THANKSGIVING. But it's only good through Monday, Dec 2nd.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots – by Gabriel Biderman and Tim Cooper

Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots – by Gabriel Biderman and Tim Cooper

It’s official – I am an author!  
For those of you who have been wondering where Gabe has been on ruinism…well I’ve been using all my words for this new book on Night Photography!   I should be getting my copy any day now and it will be in stock at all the major bookstores by the end of November.  I’m planning a couple book signing and gallery parties with co-author Tim Cooper in NYC at the beginning of December, so stay tuned!
I will say, the writing was tough going, I have a new-found respect for educators who are able to eloquently put their thoughts down on paper.  Translating Gabe to English can be a challenge, but Pearson Press did an amazing job and the layout is simply fantastic.  It is chock full of inspirational images, as well as plenty of tips for people interested in improving their pictures once the sun goes down.  There are so many who helped with this book – from friends on night shoots, to students at workshops, and all the family and peers who have inspired and supported my late night habits over the years!   I want to thank Tim Cooper, who without his help, I’d still be in the writing phase!  Tim is my co-teacher on RMSP’s Dusk to Dawn- Vegas to Zion workshop and he took over two chapters – one on composition and the other on processing your night images.  And then of course, my wife Nancy, who wanted to see this done (and have her husband back!) more than anyone.  She really supported me throughout the process and I owe her many movie nights and hugs!
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Texture Workshop

Come join us a hands on photo workshop and learn to use Textures!

-- Using Textures can make your photos POP, and use them to create fine art images. 
-- In the morning you will photograph some textures and some flower setups.
-- In the afternoon you will work on Photoshop and apply textures to your images. If you want to play you may bring some images for the afternoon session as well. 
-- We will provide some (~200) textures for you as part of the workshop, but you will also take some textures of your own to have as well.
-- You will also leave here with >25 textures of your own to use on your own images in addition to the ones we will provide for you. 
-- Bring your dSLR, tripod, cable release (or use your self timer), and your LED light (if you have one). Bring your laptop, or just sit next to someone and follow along.
-- Fee does not include lunch, but we will have an eat lunch & talk photography break.

This alone (~200 free textures, plus >25 of your own) is worth the price of admission, but we are not just giving you a fish, we are teaching you to fish!
We will show you how to change the color of your textures to create an unlimited number of textures.