Course by Matt Kloskowski

No Light? No Problem!

Volume 3

with Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop

 

Volume 3 Contents

Course Duration: Just under 2 Hours (115 minutes) of Video Lessons. Super easy to get through so you know you’ll watch the videos. 
Projects / Lessons: There are videos that are 6-15 minute projects. You can see each one below. 

Every video contains the full edit from start to finish. They’re short and easy to watch so you can sit down and actually finish each one, and follow along if you’d like, without investing hours of your time.

Travel Photography

Learn how to reduce distracting and bright areas, and add dramatic light to travel scens. (Photo Credit: Marcy Colucci)

Black and White

Learn when the light will give you the best option for a Black and White conversion and the best way to do it (Photo Credit: Charles Gattis)

Adding Depth

Adding depth by adding direction to the light can dramatically help. aphoto. (Photo Credit: Linda David)

Pet Photography

Pets are probably one of the hardest to photography in good light. Learn some great tips and a super creative technique to enhance these shots (Photo Credit: Annemarie Beukman) 

Contrasty Landscapes

Learn how to add some light to a contrasty landscape scene along with some color and glow.  (Photo Credit: Jeremy Denton)

Flat Flowers

Learn how to naturally (and not naturally) add light and enhance a simple flower photo. (Photo Credit: Guy Zimmerman)

Wildlife

Learn how to tame the light in wildlife photos as well as draw attention to your subject (Photo Credit: Peter Karlsson)

Outdoor Portraits

Learn how to edidt two very different outdoor portraits to add and remove light where needed. (Photo Credit: Betsy Strange)

It’s Not About Techie Stuff!

“For me… It’s not about the techie stuff and what each adjustment does. Instead, it’s all about WHAT YOU DO with the those adjustments”

This course is very different from my other courses. In many of the courses I have, I teach about the “how” to accomplish a task, or “what” a certain setting does.

But in this course I open up and do something TOTALLY different. I talk about the “WHY” behind my editing.

For me… It’s not about the individual settings. Instead, it’s all about how you see the photo, what stands out to you – and what you do with those adjustments to make those things even better – that’s the most important part of editing.

How dark should you make something? How bright should you make it? Where do I add light? These are all the questions I work through with each photo. You’ll watch and hear my thoughts as I make the edits and why I’m making them.

Sample Video and Techniques

Here is a full sample video of the techinques and ideas covered in this course. It showcases some various ways to add light and depth to scene and (just as important) the thought process of the “Why” as I go along. 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT THIS WEEK ONLY!

Pricing

VOLUME 3 ONLY

  $49.99 (reg 79.99)

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Includes 9 Lessons for Adobe LR and PS

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All Videos Are Done in Current 2022 Versions of LR and PS

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Download or Stream Online (you get both)

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All photos to follow along with

BUNDLE (VOLUME 1, 2 AND 3)

  $129.99 (reg 179.99)

Includes Volume 3

(Click Here to See Before/Afters)

Also Includes Volume 1 and 2

(Click Here to See Before/Afters)

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Videos Are Done in Current 2022 Versions of LR Classic and PS

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Download or Stream Online (you get both)

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All photos to follow along with

Should I get Volume 3… or the Bundle?

I recorded a quick 90 second video here if you’re on the fence. Or read below…

If you’re new to my “No Light?… No Problem!” series I’d suggest starting with Volume 3. If you’re thinking about the bundle here are some thoughts…

The concepts I teach in each Volume are 75% similar. However as each volume progressed, so did my editing and each one contains all different photos, genres, thoughts, concepts and ideas.

Also, I’ve found that for some people repetition is key. Seeing these concepts on more photos reinforces the techniques and potential for how you can use them in your photos.

Vol. 1 Contents

Course Duration: Approx 90 Minutes
Projects / Lessons: There are videos that are 8-15 minute projects. You can see each one below.
Software: Lightroom Classic 11 and Photsohop 2022)

Every video contains the full edit from start to finish. They’re short and easy to watch so you can sit down and actually finish each one, and follow along if you’d like, without investing hours of your time.

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Before / Afters Below

Vol. 2 Contents

Course Duration: Appox 90 Minutes
Projects / Lessons: There are videos that are 8-15 minute projects. You can see each one below. 
Software: Lightroom Classic 11 and Photsohop 2022)

Every video contains the full edit from start to finish. They’re short and easy to watch so you can sit down and actually finish each one, and follow along if you’d like, without investing hours of your time.

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Before / Afters Below

I’ve watched all the videos in the new course and have been thoroughly enjoying it. You said the course is for advanced beginners. I consider myself fairly expert in Lightroom, but I’ve been getting so much out of the course. I don’t think it matters how skilled you are with the tool. It’s more about a new way to analyze your photos to figure out the best way to edit them. I’ve already tried the techniques on some photos I took yesterday and I’m really pleased with the results. Thanks!
Nicole

Reviews

From Volume 1 and 2

I purchased this course this afternoon and am already half way through. You weren’t kidding. Easy to watch. Easy to follow. And I’m seeing results in my own photos immediately. Great course Matt!
Joan

Another course well done, well written and well presented. This one really spoke to me. I now “understand” why you made the changes. And I feel confident about “how” to make these changes. Keep up the good work.
Carol

I love this course. I have already learned so much about making my photos “shine”. I’m watching them all one more time, then I’ll start working on my own ones. Thank you!
Mark

Yes! Thank-you! I know how to use my camera, LR, and PS but sometimes just stare at my landscape work thinking “how do I make this so people will see what I actually saw?” I have a hard time knowing where to begin, and, even worse, when to be done. This course is exactly what I have been needing. Thanks for being such an authentic, intuitive, and KIND teacher. You always explain things in a way that makes sense to me. I so appreciate you!
Seth

In my 89 years I’ve never once paid for a course or even a texture. Never had the money for these treats. But your comments about this course and how you came to do it really resonated with me. It sounded like exactly what I needed and so I took the plunge and I’m GLAD I DID. Thank you so much Matt. You’re a wonderful
teacher and I’m so glad I found you.  
Lois

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

IS THIS COURSE (VOLUME 3) A FREE UPDATE?

No. Volume 3 is an entirely new course. It is not an update and requires a new purchase. 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IN VOLUME 1, 2 and 3?

First, you can always click here to watch a quick 3 minute video where I explain this better than I can write it.

I know I’m getting this question a lot so let me explain with a question back at you. How do you get better at photography? You practice. You go out and do the same things over and over again until they become second nature. 

Getting better at photo editing is similar. 

For me, this process never stops. Me showing you 7 photo editing examples in Volume 1 doesn’t cover the entire spectrum of editing possibilites. People loved it and wanted more examples so I created volume 2. People kept asking for more… so now we have Volume 3. 

Repition and variety is key and that is why there are various volumes of this course. Different photos… variety… repitition. 

 

IF I PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED VOLUME 1 AND/OR 2, DO I NEED TO BUY AGAIN?

Nope. I have totally updated Volume 1 and 2 and if you purchased them (even 5 years ago) the update is FREE.

Volume 3 is a new and different course so it is not included in an update.

To get Volume 1 or 2 updates: Just log in to your account and the downloads and online videos have already been replaced. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT SUPPORT to get the new downloads. Every place in your account that had old downloads or old streaming videos has already been updated with new ones. Don’t over complicate this… if you can log in to your account and see a “No Light” course, it is updated so just download or stream the videos.

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS THIS COURSE FOR?

On a scale of 1 – 10 (with 10 being advanced), I’d say this course is about a 3 or 4. This course is meant for an late beginner to intermediate user and even beyond. Some one who at least knows the basics of using Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop. You’ll have to know how to open / import your photos, and what the basic adjustments do (masking tools most. of all).

As for Photoshop, you’ll need to know the basics of Layers, Selections, Brushing and some masking. Again, about a 3-4 skill level out of 10. 

But the techniques are all very simple and probably use tools you’ve used before. Heck… You probably won’t learn any new tools in this course. But you will learn a new and creative way to use them.

WHAT SOFWTARE DO I NEED?

These courses were recorded using 2022 versions of Lightroom and Photoshop as of April 2022.

While I did previously (in 2018 record a version in ON1), no current versions are done in ON1 software and the ON1 version is no longer for sale. 

HOW MUCH LIGHTROOM AND HOW MUCH PHOTOSHOP?

In the course I use both Lightroom Classic and Photoshop where needed. I’d say 75-80% of the work is done in Lightroom Classic (or Photoshop’s Camera Raw is the same thing).

Then sometimes I use Photoshop if I feel the image would benefit from something I can’t do in Lightroom (sky replacement, removing a distraction). 

CAN I WATCH THIS ON MY IPAD OR TABLET?

Yes. If you watch the online streaming version then you can log in on your tablet’s browser and watch them. Or if you download, the videos are compatible with your tablets. However, you’ll first need to download them to your computer and then transfer to your tablet.

DO I HAVE TO START THIS COURSE ON A CERTAIN DAY OR FOLLOW A SCHEDULE?
No, not at all. When you purchase the course you’ll download it and the videos are yours to keep. At that point you can watch them at any time on your own schedule.
IS THIS A SUBSCRIPTION?
Nope. It’s a one time purchase. You will download these videos to your computer and you can keep them and watch them whenever you’d like.

Free Bonus videos

Here are a couple of free bonus videos I did leading up to the some of the other volumes. There’s lots of tips and tricks included in them that would be useful whether you purchase the course or not. 

Got Any questions?

Who Is Matt Kloskowski?
If I could sum myself up in to one sentence I’d say that I’m a guy who really loves to teach. When I think about what I enjoy most in this industry, it’s helping people learn about photography and photo editing. I don’t shoot professionally, I don’t have any trade secrets, and I hold ABSOLUTELY NOTHING back. Do I love the occasional compliment on my photography? Sure… who doesn’t? But what really keeps me going is when I hear success stories from people who have taken my courses. So hop on board, and I hope to hear from you soon 🙂

“I’m a guy that really loves to teach!”

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