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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.

 

Successful Launch of My New 6-hr, 55+ Video Perfect Photo Suite Online Training Video

One week ago I launched my most ambitious photography training project to date: a 6 hour, 55+ video online training course for using Perfect Photo Suite photo enhancement software from on1 – and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Already students have enrolled in the course from 14 different countries:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • & South Africa

 

Feedback has been rolling in too with these student testimonials:

Charlie Monroe

Matt Suess, photographer and teacher extraordinaire, provides anyone who uses and wants a complete understanding of Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 the clearest, most concise yet detailed, and beautiful instructional videos on the subject - bar none! His videos, arranged in a linear fashion, lay a foundation that allows solid understanding of the Suite’s tools and techniques to make an ordinary image into a thing of beauty. Matt, having used Perfect Photo Suite for years, knows the program inside and out. His comfort with the program and his photographer’s techniques which he generously shares, provide a unique learning experience anyone from novice to expert can appreciate and enjoy. The Matt Suess Perfect Photo Suite videos are the only source of instruction on the subject you’ll ever need to thoroughly understand the program.

Brad Czarske

You’ve provided a lot of information, OMG, hours and hours worth! It is like being in your class. Excellent tool for me.

Scott Jones

Matt, Matt, Matt... I'm loving this course. Well worth the entry fee. Your information is well organized. I like your delivery. It's the best On1 tutorial I've found.

Steve Housley

What you have created is amazing, technically and otherwise. How you can do all of it out of the back of a camper just seems impossible. I’m so impressed with the technical aspects of the site. Not your ordinary cut and paste blog.

Joost Bosmans

Thank you for the PPS9.5-course, I've learned a lot.

John Armstrong

You did a great job on the coarse. I have a feeling I will refer to it often.

Mark Leddra

Just finished the course and found it very informative and well presented.

Howard Weiner

Just finished your 6 hour crash course and learned a lot.

Carolyn Van Calcar

I have been watching your On One Perfect training videos and am enjoying them immensely. Nicely done.

 

If you are interested in learning how to enhance your photos with software that is much easier to learn than Photoshop you should take a look at my course. There is even a FREE Trial you can sign up for to preview the course before you buy. Once enrolled you have unlimited access to the course and you can download the videos too!

 

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Do you have a photo website, blog, and/or are you active in social media and want to earn some extra money?

Become an affiliate for my online classes and receive special tracking links. When someone clicks on your link (from a blog post, website, email, social media post, etc) and purchases the course you will receive a percentage of the sale (current affiliates earn 20% of each sale, payable by paypal).

Other photographers and organizations are already making money through my affiliate program, and so can you. Contact me if you are interested – there is no cost to become an affiliate.

One on One Photography Student Testimonial James Seith

A couple months ago I helped one of my students, James Seith, during two sessions of my online one-on-one photography instruction classes. James is an experienced amateur photographer who has traveled the world taking photographs and needed help processing and enhancing his photos. Via screen sharing with Skype I showed him how to do that using Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One Pro, Photo Mechanic, and Perfect Photo Suite.

He emailed me a testimonial of his experience which I copied here. You can see more of his work on his website here. If you are interested in one of my one-on-one sessions you can find more information here. These sessions can take place in person or online.

Screenshot from the home page of jamesseithphotography.com

Screenshot from the home page of jamesseithphotography.com

Testimonial:

Best four hours of intensive photography instruction I’ve had in 15 years as a serious enthusiast. I decided on two sessions, both two hours long with a video for my use later.  They were exactly what I needed to get a real jump start in Capture One and Perfect Photo Suite and then actually begin to use the tools between sessions.  I had a couple of weeks after the first session to practice and to focus in on areas where I wanted additional help in the second two-hour session.

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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.

Zion by Moonlight

Many times the human eye sees things much better than what a camera can see. The eye has a much larger contrast ratio with a lot more dynamic range.

Other times the camera comes out on top and can see things that our eyes can not. This is one of those photos.

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 “Zion by Moonlight”
Zion National Park, Utah

Looking at this photo, one can see all of the detail in this landscape at Zion National Park in Utah. When I was photographing it, however, it was much, much darker than this.

The sun had set behind me almost 30 minutes prior to me taking this photograph. A nearly full moon had come up over the horizon in front providing some illumination. The rest of the illumination in this photo came from the light still present in the sky behind me after the sun had set.

A long exposure and higher ISO – 15 seconds at ISO 400 – was used to provide me with a photo that I couldn’t quite see with my own eyes but what the camera had no problems in helping me see.

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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