Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

Skylum Publishes Roadmap for Upcoming Luminar 3 with Libraries

By Matt Suess | December 1, 2018

Skylum has published a roadmap for the upcoming Luminar 3 with Libraries, a free upgrade for users of Luminar 2018. Luminar 3 comes out on December 18, 2018 and Skylum has promised free updates to it through late 2019 to add features and enhance the program.   Here is a look at what’s coming up […]

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Bug with Photo Mechanic and Sony a7R3 Files for Pixel Shift

By Matt Suess | April 11, 2018

Any Sony a7R3 shooters out there who also use the awesome Photo Mechanic software from Camera Bits? Be careful right now with Pixel Shift images.   I just picked up my a7R3 the other week and noticed an issue today. I have been using Photo Mechanic for a long, long, long time to batch rename […]

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Luminar 2018 Update v1.1.0 for Windows

By Matt Suess | December 19, 2017

Skylum’s Luminar 2018 received an update for Windows today, bringing the current version to v1.1.0 (1235). In this video I will show you all the new improvements. Save 10% on Luminar with coupon code mattsuess. Here are the updates in today’s release that I discuss: Work faster. Luminar can now launch more quickly. Plus you’ll […]

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Luminar 2018 Now Available for Pre-Order – Watch My Preview Videos!

By Matt Suess | November 1, 2017

Luminar 2018, the newest version of Luminar from Skylum/Macphun, is now available for pre-order for both Mac and Windows users! I have been using an early beta of Luminar 2018 for the last couple weeks and it is a must-have upgrade if you already have it or purchase if you don’t. I am not going […]

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Aurora HDR 2018 In-Depth Preview

By Matt Suess | September 12, 2017

As announced a month ago Macphun is set to release Aurora HDR 2018, their second paid upgrade to their excellent Aurora HDR software. The program, which debuted in November of 2015, received a paid upgrade a year ago for Aurora HDR 2017 and Aurora HDR 2018 is now available for pre-order with a release date […]

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Luminar Receives Free Update With New Filter Plus Enhancements For Drone Photographers

By Matt Suess | August 23, 2017

Luminar from Macphun received a free update today to their Mac software to bring the current version to v1.2.1 Users can update by opening the program as a stand-alone and clicking on Check for Updates under Luminar in the file menu. The main features of this update are: Aerial Workspace – Unique new workspace that features […]

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Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse, With and Without Solar Filters

By Matt Suess | August 20, 2017

Tomorrow I will be photographing the Total Solar Eclipse above the Tetons in Wyoming on the Idaho side with a spectacular view of the Grand Tetons. Here’s how I am doing it with 2 different camera setups. Wide Angle I am using my Sony a7R with a Canon 17-40mm f4 lens set at 28mm or […]

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Aurora HDR 2018 Coming Soon for Mac & Windows

By Matt Suess | August 15, 2017

I am excited to announce some awesome news – Macphun’s Aurora HDR will be upgraded later this year AND it will be available for Window’s users for the first time ever!! Aurora HDR has been my go-to HDR program since it first came out and it is so much better than any other HDR programs […]

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Luminar Now Available for Windows – How Does It Compare To The Mac Version?

By Matt Suess | July 13, 2017

Macphun today has released a public beta for Windows of it’s award-winning adaptive all-in-one photo editing program Luminar which was originally released for Mac computers in November of 2016. Countless people have been patiently waiting for a Windows version of Luminar (in addition to Aurora HDR) and now Windows users get a first-hand look at what […]

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New Macphun Luminar Neptune Walkthrough

By Matt Suess | June 15, 2017

Macphun today has released a new free update to Luminar, now called Luminar Neptune, and it has a few awesome new features!! I have been using a beta version of it for about a week now and these new features are really cool. Here are the New Feature Highlights: Accent – AI-filter – Uses artificial intelligence […]

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