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What’s your opinion of these two photos?

I have a question for you: Of the two photos in this photo collage, which do you think looks better?

If you said the right one I would agree with you and in fact, that is the photo I worked harder on so it would look better.

Now, can you tell how I did that? Well, it is not processing it is instead lighting. The photo on the left is all natural lighting and it is flat, so I lit the flowers with multiple wireless flashes and you see the effect on the right.

In fact, all photos in that photo collage are all using flash in multiple different ways to create more dramatic lighting and effects for the subject of the photo. And it is the techniques I used in these photos that is the idea behind my new course:

Wireless Flash Techniques for Outdoor and Nature Photographers.

If you are a landscape, nature, or adventure sports photographer then you will benefit from this new course.

In this course, I will show you some techniques that take your outdoor and nature photography from ‘ho-hum’ to WOW.

I have been photographing for over 30 years and have encountered bad natural light many times. I tried software like HDR and others but soon realized that HDR was limited and that software does not really create quality light. It was so disappointing!

Then one day I decided to incorporate a pretty simple technique of adding light to some of my scenes and what I learned was, while this wasn’t necessarily the trick that would work in every situation, it resulted in more dramatic outdoor and nature photography.

So, I began to experiment by adding light to many of my outdoor subjects and during this time I developed some techniques that allow me to show my subjects the way that I envision.

If you feel the same way sometimes then what you need is someone to show you how to get creative with your lighting by not solely relying on mother nature to provide perfect outdoor light.

By giving me a chance, I will show you today how to take control of lighting and create the images you envision so by tomorrow your photographs will look better and more dramatic.

In this course, I will show you:

  • The tools of the trade from flashes to mounting devices
  • How light from a flash works with outdoor lighting
  • How to make your subject stand out against the background
  • How to photograph wildflowers in the field with added drama
  • How to add light to landscapes photographs
  • How to photograph outdoor portraits with multiple flashes
  • How to light a camping scene
  • How to create dramatic action sports photographs like mountain biking or rafting using multiple wireless flashes.
  • How to get creative with light like Light Painting and spotlighting techniques.

I will show you all this right now so by the next time you photograph you will be looking at better photography in both simple and complex photo setups

Warning: this course is not for you if you only watch one video and never apply what you learned with your photography. This course is for people who love to photograph and want to apply the techniques demonstrated in this course.

Yes, while you can certainly watch YouTube videos and read blogs here and there and probably learn something, you can get this course right now packed full of examples and information, and all for a very low price.

Did you also know that if you don’t like the course, you can get a 100% refund, meaning there is NO RISK TO YOU!

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Real Estate Photography: How to Retouch a Bounce Flash Hot Spot

FREE VIDEO: Real estate photographers often have to work fast to stay profitable and one technique for lighting residential interiors is to bounce flash off the ceiling. This approach to brightening a room often works quite well but if the room has too much depth it may require the flash to be inside the room for the bounce, and that means you see the photographer and you have a ceiling hot spot.  This video shows you how to retouch that hot spot.

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If you would like to learn more about Real Estate and Architecture Photography you can take this course and we’ll give you 25% off. Just use coupon code SAVE25.

Featured Article: The Journey Back to Creativity

If you would have told me 4 years ago when I was living in Park City, Utah, that I’d be creating HDR images, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loving my DSLR, I would have told you that you were crazy. For over 15 years, I was a bona fide film junkie of the Fuji kind and, when the world started going digital, I dug my heels in and fought it to the point where I eventually hung up my camera for good—or so I thought.

It all started with a beautiful old red truck that I photographed years ago on a road trip to S. Utah. Although I had all but given up photography as things went digital, I was out getting to know my new DSLR, that I reluctantly purchased,  when I saw this beauty on the side of the road. I actually passed it by on my way to shoot something else, but the truck stuck in my mind so I doubled back and shot some photos. I had really never been attracted to shooting old trucks, or any old vehicles, for that matter. As a professional since ‘89, I had mostly focused my attention and my lens on my stock photography specialties, which were adventure sports, outdoor recreation and health & fitness until I hung my camera up in 2003.rouse_Dodge Bootlegger 5x7

A few weeks before I took those photos of the red truck, a friend and photo enthusiast asked me if I had ever heard of HDR. My response to him was, “HD what?” I think he was surprised that I hadn’t heard of it. I didn’t realize that I was that out of the photo loop, but after being out of the business for several years, I guess I was. He said I’d have so much fun with what high dynamic range could do to my photos. He gave me the name of the program that he used, Photomatix, and the website. When I got home, I immediately jumped online and checked it out. I downloaded a free trial of Photomatix Pro, and off I went into HDR land. Of course, I hadn’t shot any photos as multiple exposures, which was suggested, so I really didn’t have any photos to play with yet. Then I passed the old, red truck on the side of the road. Instead of shooting single frames, I photographed the red truck in the prescribed multiple-exposure manner. I thought that it might make a great HDR, so I rushed back to my campsite, downloaded the images from my camera into my laptop, then quickly loaded the three bracketed images into Photomatix and pressed the “Generate HDR” button. That’s when the magic happened; I could hardly wait to see the result. When the image appeared on my monitor, I gasped. It was gorgeous and so alive with color, texture and depth. With a few tone-mapping tweaks, which I didn’t really know how to work yet, I hit the final “process” button, and what appeared was nothing short of incredible—it was as if the truck was about to drive right out of the monitor and into my campsite.

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I thought the truck was full of character and personality when I shot it, which is why it attracted me in the first place, but the individual digital frames that I shot didn’t do justice to this gem that nature had aged like a fine wine. They seemed too one-dimensional and lacked a feel for the texture and patina of this amazing red truck. With HDR, I knew that I had found a process and program that was not only user-friendly, but would transform these relics and render them the way that I saw each one when I was photographing them.

I’ve been fascinated with Western and Southwestern history for years and with my newfound love of the Digital Age, I could make the historic places and things that I’m fascinated by come to life again. The red truck, aka “Dodge Bootlegger,” changed everything for me. I knew that I was on to something when I posted the “Dodge Bootlegger” on my Facebook page. The response was amazing! I don’t think any of my photographs has ever received so many great comments. This opened up a whole new world for me. Not only did it give me a reason to pick up my camera again, but it gave me a reason to follow a new path back into a creative world that I thought I was done with. It was a path that I was very excited about.

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Since then, I’ve been on a mission to photograph historic places and objects around the West and Southwest. My journey has taken me from Golden Spike National Historic Site in northern Utah to the Pony Express Trail to Route 66 on down to Tombstone in southern Arizona, with many stops in between. Out of this journey my Ghosts of the West: Celebrate the American West—the History, the Lore, the Culture photo series and book were born. So many of these historic places and things are disappearing, and I feel it’s my mission to document them and make them come alive again with my photographs before they’re gone and to document what’s so uniquely American about this part of the country. I love what I do and feel so fortunate to get to share my passion for the West and Southwest through my photographs, and I have HDR to thank for opening up a whole new world (again) to me.

If you would like to learn how to apply HDR to your photos, Cheyenne’s HDR class; “Turn your Photos into Fine Art 2.0” is here on Great Photography Courses and she is offering a huge discount at $19. That’s $30 off. Click here to enroll and be sure and use coupon code HDR19

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