My Mastering Luminar Online Course Now Available for Pre-Order

I am excited to announce that my newest online course, Mastering Luminar, is now available for pre-order at a very special price now until November 27th!!

Pre-Order today for just $35 and save over 50% off the expected retail price of $74.95

This course is expected to be fully completed by December 15 – and maybe even sooner!!

By pre-ordering today not only are you saving over 50% but you will also get early access to completed videos. Whenever I finish a chapter, I will be uploading it to the course and you will have instant access to those videos so you don’t have to wait till the course is complete to start learning!

You will not be able to get this course at a better price so don’t delay in pre-ordering!!


Luminar is a brand new program from Macphun that is the company’s first all-in-one photo editor.

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Learn how to edit and enhance your photos in this software that is full of features & options in my comprehensive step-by-step online course. (check out my preview on Luminar)

Course Planned Features:

  • Over 80 videos
  • Anticipated 4-7 hours of content
  • The Most Complete Luminar Online Course Available
  • Video available in HD 1080p
  • Course photos are included so you can follow along and practice
  • Workflow options for using with other programs like Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Aurora HDR 2017, and the Creative Kit
  • Videos on using Layers & Masks and the tools to create them
  • Tips on how best to set up your Workspace
  • Videos explaining each of the 38 Filters in Luminar – great to return to for quick review
  • Available in Streaming Only AND Downladable Verions
  • Watch the videos as often as you like
  • A set of FREE Presets I created are included
  • The online course features an area to ask questions where I and other students can answer
  • Not only color photos will be shown & discussed but also black & white photos
  • And much, much more!

Check out this FREE VIDEO from Chapter 5 explaining how Filters work in Luminar to get an idea of the course.

Remember, this pre-order special ends November 27th so order here today!

Order Today and Save Over 50%

Pre-Order Mastering Luminar Here >>

My Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Training Video Now Available

I am excited to announce that I have just released my eagerly anticipated 7 hour Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Course available in both a downloadable as well as a streaming-only version.

Featuring over 50 videos, 1080p recordings, 36 course photos, 14 FREE presets, tips on how to best shoot multiple exposures, videos showing how to use layers & masking, advanced black & white techniques, a discussion area to ask questions, and much more, it is the most complete course available for HDR & Aurora HDR 2017. Even if you use Aurora for single exposure photos you will benefit from my course!

Aurora HDR 2017 Online Course

 

Now Available with a Special Holiday Savings: Save 20% now for a limited time during checkout with coupon code “aurorahdr” and you will get instant access to the course.

Aurora HDR 2017 is the newest version of Macphun’s hugely popular HDR editing program used by both enthusiasts and pros.

Learn how to edit your photos in the best HDR program available in my comprehensive step-by-step online course. (check out my review on Aurora HDR 2017). This is the most complete HDR training video available for HDR photography and post processing with Aurora HDR 2017!

My Course Features:

  • Over 50 videos
  • 7 hours of content
  • Video is available in HD 1080p
  • 36 course photos are included so you can follow along and practice
  • Videos explaining how to best photograph multiple exposures
  • Exclusive video interview with Kevin La Rue, the V.P. of Macphun
  • Tips on how to first process RAW photos in Lightroom and Capture One Pro
  • Videos explaining each of the Tools in Aurora – great to return to for quick review
  • Available in Streaming Only AND Downloadable & Streaming Versions
  • Watch the videos as often as you like
  • A set of 14 FREE Presets I created are included
  • The online course features an area to ask questions where I and other students can answer
  • Learn how to use Aurora for single exposures and multiple exposures
  • Find out how to use Layers and the new Zone System for Luminosity Masks
  • Learn how to create amazing black & white images using Aurora
  • And much, much more!

It doesn’t matter if you process single exposures or multiple exposures in Aurora HDR 2017 – if you want to know all about Aurora this is the course for you!

Take a look at the screenshots below and sign up for the Free Trial if you are unsure if this is the course for you. And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

 

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Video still during my Layers explanation 

 

Collection of Before & Afters from photos included in the course:

 

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FREE Webinar this Thursday October 6

Join me this Thursday, October 6 for a “Behind the Scenes” with Aurora HDR 2017 FREE live Webinar, brought to you by Macphun!

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Watch as I show you some of my favorite new features of Aurora HDR 2017, which was just released last week. This webinar will also include a questions and answers period!

The one-hour live webinar is scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT and you must register in advance to reserve a spot, as space is limited.

See you on Thursday!

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P.S. Be sure to check out my review on Aurora HDR 2017 here and take a look at my Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Course.

Coming Soon: My Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Downloadable Online Training Video

Learn all about Aurora HDR 2017, the newest editing program from Macphun, with my Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Training Video Course. Featuring over 50 videos plus course photos & FREE presets, this will be the most comprehensive training video available on Aurora HDR 2017.

 

COURSE NOW AVAILABLE: Visit here for the details!!

 

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Find out more about my upcoming training video course here. And while you are there, be sure to sign up for my no-obligation pre-order list to be the first to know more about this course and to take advantage of special exclusive savings during the pre-order period happening soon.

2 FREE HDR Photography Classes Available Using Aurora HDR from Skillshare

Earlier this year Macphun Software contacted me to produce a FREE HDR class with Skillshare, a global learning community for creators that features thousands of online classes.

The result was 2 separate online courses. A 32 minute Intro to HDR Photography: Shooting and Editing High Dynamic Range course and a 43 minute HDR Photo Editing: Perfecting Light and Detail course using Aurora HDR.

 

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The courses are free to take. If you are not a member of Skillshare you will need to sign up with a credit card and you will have 90 days access to not only my courses but all of the courses on Skillshare. You can cancel any time before your card is charged.

 

“This class was very straight forward and not too technical. I have a DSLR, but do not know how to use it. The class helped me to understand and use aperture settings, f stops, ISO settings, AEB, etc. (really what happened is that when I heard these terminologies I read the manual and learned what they do!). Anyway, I followed the class instruction and produced a beautiful photo that is now on my desktop. Looking forward to an upcoming trip to Yosemite!” – David Senior

Here is a sample video of one of my courses:

 

For more info and to sign up be sure to check out my info page here!

Read more about my 2 HDR courses, check out testimonials, and sign up.

Get More Info On My FREE HDR Courses Here!

This course features Aurora HDR from Macphun. You can download a free trial here. It is Mac only right now but I hear they are working on a Windows version. Even if you use another HDR program I am sure you will benefit from these 2 free courses!

 

“Matt Suess is an excellent instructor who makes this AuroraHDR program seem so easy to use. I appreciate him sharing his expertise with us, and would highly recommend this class to any novice or professional photographer!” – Linda Ehlers

String Lake Milky Way at Grand Teton National Park

Of all the times I have photographed the night sky, shooting the Milky Way at String Lake in Grand Teton National Park has to be one of my top highlights.

Words alone can’t describe the peacefulness encountered that evening as I was sitting on a rock at the edge of the lake in complete darkness, watching the stars and Milky Way reflected in the still water at 2am.

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I had photographed in this location a number of times in the daytime and as such I had a pretty good feeling this spot would pay off in the nighttime as well. Getting there at night sure is a little harrowing driving along roads in complete darkness looking out for any elk, deer, foxes, or any other animals that might want to dart out in front of you. I kept my speed at 35-40mph, even though the limit was 45mph, just to be safe (as I usually do while driving through the Tetons and Yellowstone at night).

One other safety tip if you decide to go photograph there especially at night – don’t forget to bring your bear spray!

How I Photographed This

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