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No Light?... No Problem!

For all of those times when the light and the weather just didn’t cooperate.

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From Flat to Fantastic!

Find out a little more about the course by watching a quick 60 second clip about the 3 key topics I’ve included.

Learn the "WHY" In Photo Editing

So many tutorials (me included) just show the what and how of editing. But sometimes you want to learn about “Why” I chose a certain edit.

How to SEE the Light

One of the best things about this course is I don’t talk tech. Instead I talk about the creative part of editing and how I evaluate a photo.

The Most Important Tools

If you’re curious about what the most important tools are and what you’ll need to know then check out this quick video and I’ll explain.

Light simplified!

“For me… It’s not about the sliders. Instead, it’s all about WHAT you do with the sliders”
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 slider or 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 sliders. Instead, it’s all about what you do with those sliders 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.

Course Contents

Course Duration: Over 90 Minutes of Video
Projects / Lessons: There are seven 12-18 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.

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Creating a Light "Roadmap"

In this first lesson I’ll share with you how I’ve helped train my eye and how I give myself a little roadmap of what areas I want to improve the light on. (12 minutes)
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Beach Edit with Sky Replacement

This is a great example of how to add light when the sun has already set. I even added a simple sky replacement in since I thought it helped “make” the photo. (17 minutes)
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Wildlife Editing

When it comes to wildlife photos I have a few trick I use to help create rim (or edge) light as well as to help make the subject stand out. (13 minutes)
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Wildflower Sunrise

This one show one of the main ways I use Range Masking to help add depth and dimension in areas I want to light, without necessarily making everything look flat and lifeless. (14 minutes)
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Rainy Night Street

In this edit, we’ll take a look at a dark and moody photo. Something without a lot of light to begin with. We’ll look at what areas to light and what areas to leave alone. (18 minutes)
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Yosemite Sunset

On my trip to Yosemite one of my sunset shoots got pretty cloudy and took away most of the light. But with a little work, we can add plenty back in. (15 minutes)
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A Window in Bruge

This edit is from a travel photo I took while walking in the city of Bruges. It’s a fun photo, but it lacks the punch and mood it needs to be great.

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

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

PDF Cheat Sheets

The Premium Package includes a beautifully designed PDF “Cheat Sheet” for every project. That way you have something to follow along with or refer back to without watching the entire video again.

Step by Step Recaps

Screen Captures Too!

And Keyboard Shortcuts

Watch a 3 minute sample

Here’s a quick sample from one of the videos so you can get a feel for the course.

This is NOT a subscription. It is a one time purchase. You download the videos and they’re yours to keep and watch whenever you’d like.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

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.
IS THE LIGHTROOM VERSION THE SAME AS THE ON1 VERSION?

Yes, these courses use the same photos and techniques. One course does everything using Lightroom and Photoshop while the other course does everything using ON1 Photo Raw 2018.5.

WHAT ARE THE PDF CHEAT SHEETS?
The PDF Cheat Sheets are a written outline of the steps for each video (not the bonus start-to-finish videos). They’re not meant to be an eBook that you’d read, but rather a written reference that go along with the videos so you can refer back to them quickly if you ever need.
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 intermediate user. 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 your photos, and what the basic sliders do. But the techniques are all very simple and probably use tools you’ve used before. You probably won’t learn any new tools in this course. But you will learn a new and creative way to use them.

CAN I WATCH THIS ON MY IPAD OR TABLET?
Yes. The videos are compatible with your tablets. However, you’ll first need to download them to your computer and then transfer the videos to your tablet.
HOW MANY COMPUTERS CAN I WATCH THIS ON?
You can download this course for us on up to 5 computers.
IS THIS THE SAME COURSE I PURCHASED FROM YOU SOMEWHERE ELSE?
No. Other than testing out the content at a few live events, I’ve never done this course before.
IS THIS A LIGHTROOM OR PHOTOSHOP COURSE?

This LR/PS version of this course is mostly done in Lightroom. Everything I do in Lightroom could also be done in Photoshop’s Camera Raw dialog. In the intro video, I show you where to find the same tools and that they work exactly the same. There is one lesson where I jump to Photoshop for a sky replacement but that’s about it.

WHAT VERSION OF LIGHTROOM OR PHOTOSHOP DO I NEED?
You’ll at least need Lightroom 6. About 95% of this course will work fine in Lightroom 6. But there are a few options (range masking and some profiles for finishing touches) that I use occasionally that require the Latest version of Lightroom Classic CC.
WHAT VERSION OF ON1 PHOTO RAW DO I NEED IF I PURCHASE THE ON1 VERSION?

You’ll need the latest version of ON1 Photo Raw 2018.5.

WHAT IF I ALREADY PURCHASED THE LIGHTROOM VERSION AND I WANT THE ON1 VERSION TOO?

No problem. Just send us a message here and we can get you the upgrade price so you can get the ON1 version too.

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.
this week only (ends Tuesday July AUGUST 14th at midnight)

Save 40% and Get a free PRESET Pack

I always include free extras (and a big discount) during the launch week. Make sure you check out the bonuses that will go away on Tuesday on August 14th and the price WILL go up.

Free Bonus videos

Here are a couple of free bonus videos I did leading up to the course launch. Some of the tips (and bonus brushes) are for Lightroom only but some of the concepts can be used anywhere. You can even download and keep them for reference.

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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