Don Smith, a 40-year professional landscape and sports photographer, has created a series of 26 videos dealing with how he goes about processing his images. The series will teach anyone the easy steps involved in processing beautiful images repeatedly.
Don is a contract photographer with Getty Images and teaches 17 workshops per year around the western United States to all levels of students. Don is also co-team photographer with the NHL's San Jose Sharks and is a contract photographer for Getty Images.
These videos unlock the secrets of getting professional looking results with your images. Don will give you the time-tested techniques that he uses on a daily basis with his post-processing.
In total, you will get 6 1/2 hours of video instruction. Don also guarantees that you will be able to process a RAW file for printing in under 10 minutes following his repeatable formula! Don's workshops routinely sell-out and he enjoys a 50% return rate, making him one of the most sought-after instructors in the country.
NOTE: These videos can be downloaded to your computer or laptop as well as be streamed on any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone!
Chapter 1: Introduction with Slideshow
Chapter 2: Optimiziing Color Settings
Chapter 3: RAW Processing – an overview of all settings in LR5
Chapter 4: RAW Processing – Adjustment sliders and Curves, Setting White/Black
Chapter 5: Working with Nik Filters – Dynamic Contrast Filter For Midtones – Massaging the Midtones Points, Massaging midtones, in LR5
Chapter 6: Finishing and Image With Nik Filters and Image Analysis
Chapter 7: Double-Processing a RAW file
Chapter 8: Localized Corrections Using Curve Luminosity Masks
Chapter 9: The Power of Photoshop’s Layers, Selections, and Masks
Chapter 10: Painting Down Highlights
Chapter 11: Traditional Photoshop Workflow: Setting White and Black Points Using Threshold, Midtones Adjustments via Curves and Levels, and Color Adjustments via Targeted Hue/Saturation
Chapter 12: Blending Images Using Freehand Blend Techniques
Chapter 13: Processing Night Images - Lightroom 5 and DxO Pro Optics 9
Chapter 14: Proper Cloning Techniques
Chapter 15: 32-Bit HDR
Chapter 16: Sizing an Image and reducing to 8-bit
Chapter 17: Introduction to Sharpening
Chapter 18: Selective Sharpening with colors and masks
Chapter 19: Introduction to Luminosity Masks
Chapter 20: Using Luminosity Masks – Part 1 - Single Image
Chapter 21: Using Luminosity Masks – Part 2 – Blending Multiple Images
Chapter 22: Using Luminosity Masks – Part 3 – Off-Center Magic Midtone masks
Chapter 23: Photoshop Blend Modes for Photographers
Chapter 24: Preparing an Image for Web presentation
Chapter 25: Preparing an Image for Print – Soft Proofing
Chapter 26: Focus Stacking With Helicon Focus Software