No Light?... No Problem!
For all of those times when the light and the weather just didn’t cooperate.
From Flat to Fantastic!
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.
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 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.
Creating a Light "Roadmap"
Beach Edit with Sky Replacement
Rainy Night Street
A Window in Bruge
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
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.
PDF Cheat Sheets
Step by Step Recaps
Screen Captures Too!
And Keyboard Shortcuts
Watch a 3 minute sample
Lightroom / Photoshop Version
- All Videos (Lightroom and Photoshop Version ONLY)
- All Follow Along Photos to Practice With
- 98 Page PDF Cheat Sheet (Click Here to Learn More)
The ON1 Photo Raw 2018 Version
- All Videos (ON1 Photo 2018 Version ONLY)
- All Follow Along Photos to Practice With
- 105 Page PDF Cheat Sheet (Click Here to Learn More)
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.
Frequently asked questions
IS THIS A SUBSCRIPTION?
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?
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?
HOW MANY COMPUTERS CAN I WATCH THIS ON?
IS THIS THE SAME COURSE I PURCHASED FROM YOU SOMEWHERE ELSE?
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?
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?
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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.