Watch my guest presentation on photography podcast jpeg2RAW talking about Perfect Photo Suite

Last week I was the guest on the live photography podcast jpeg2RAW. This was my second time on the show and I talked about on1’s Perfect Photo Suite as well as my online training video using the photo enhancement software.

If you missed the live podcast you can watch it here. During the course of the video I discuss why I love this program for enhancing my photos, show some before and after examples, discuss workflow scenarios, and do a couple demonstrations using both Lightroom and Perfect Photo Suite.

 

FREE Lightroom and ON1 Photo Presets

Download my free Lightroom and ON1 Photo Presets today!

Included are 5 presets for Lightroom and 7 presets for ON1 Photo designed to fix common problems with landscape photos (and even other types of photography).

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Here is what is included with the Lightroom presets:

A little punch – designed to add some pop to your photos

Extra punch with vignette – designed to add even more pop with a slight vignette

Fix flat landscape and darken sky – add contrast and detail to your photo with an adjustable gradient to darken the sky

Overexposure Fix – designed to help fix overexposed photos

Underexposure fix – designed to help fix underexposed photos

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Adding clouds to boring skies with Perfect Photo Suite

Recently I recorded a 30 minute video for onOne, Inc. on how to replace your boring skies using photo enhancement software Perfect Photo Suite.

Watch as I show you two different photos where I replaced a sky with one of my own cloud photo backgrounds. Using Perfect Layers and Perfect Enhance, learn some of the tips and techniques I use to replace a sky, and even how I add clouds to a reflection in the water in a photo where I replaced the sky.

 

 

Perfect Photo Suite includes a handful of cloud backgrounds in the program. You can also use your own cloud backgrounds. Be sure to also take a look at my popular high-resolution cloud backgrounds that you can purchase and download to use in any of your own photo compositions.

 

Interested in learning more about Perfect Photo Suite? Consider taking one of my 2-Day Perfect Photo Suite Crash Course workshops. If you can not make one of the many classes I offer each year then consider a private online one-on-one session via skype.

Shoot first, setup tripod later

I arrived in Zion National Park, Utah on Sunday with my colleague Christine Hauber ahead of our 2014 Zion Fall Foliage Photo Workshop a few days ago under cloudy skies and a slight drizzle less than an hour of when the sun would be setting. By the looks of it there wasn’t going to be a sunset that night, but the clouds hanging low over the Watchman were still very striking and photogenic.

Hard to tell with this cloud cover that within 45 minutes a striking sunset will occur.

Hard to tell with this cloud cover that within 45 minutes a striking sunset will occur.

As we were parking my RV at the campground and removing her car from the dolly we noticed the clouds were starting to break – there was going to be a sunset this evening after all – and it was going to be impressive.

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The making of my Blood Moon over Abiquiu photo

Early morning on October 8th, 2014 I had the good fortune of photographing my second blood moon of the year. In April I was in North Scottsdale, Arizona when I photographed my “Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon over Phoenix” and this time I was in Abiquiu, New Mexico – about an hour north of Santa Fe. Here is how I created it.

Lunar eclipse blood moon starting at 3am in Abiquiu, New Mexico at La Santa Rosa de Lima - an old adobe church built in 1734 by Espanoles.

First the planning:

Two days prior to the eclipse I went scouting in the Abiquiu area with my colleague Christine Hauber. I had a very specific idea in mind and we spent all day looking for the perfect spot. I was looking for an old adobe building – preferably an old church – that I could use in the foreground of my photo. When people looked at the photo I wanted them to think of New Mexico.

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Just how much faster is Perfect Photo Suite 9 than v8? Seeing is believing.

onOne Software’s upcoming Perfect Photo Suite 9 (available late October) promises speed gains over version 8.

In this video I will demonstrate the speed improvements using a folder containing 100 RAW images from the 36MP Sony a7R comparing browser speed between Perfect Photo Suite 8 and a beta of Perfect Photo Suite 9.

For more free tips on using Perfect Photo Suite 9 in addition to info on upcoming classes I will be teaching keep an eye out here on my blog at http://mattsuess.com/blog and to order Perfect Photo Suite 9 visit here.

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