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tc3DSLR Camera Basics ON SALE

Join Tim Cooper as he explains exactly how to use Magic Light to make stunning and dynamic photographs of the natural world. This video begins with a study of the aspects of light that pertain to photographers, leads you in depth through on site and digital lab techniques, as well as shows you how to maximize the impact of your imagery... Learn more.
  tc2Perfect Exposure for Digital Photography

Understanding the zone system is essential for capturing great digital photos. Start getting your exposures right and your photographs will be crisp and full of detail and depth. You can even use your cameras built in meter. Tim makes it so easy, you’ll laugh.... Learn More.
 
Price: $49.99
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tc1Perfect Composition for the Digital Photographer

This video teaches you how to transform your photography! Your images will instantly become more powerful and engaging. In addition to teaching you the rules of composition, Tim shows you why the rules work, and when to break them!... Learn more.
  Magic Light: The Landscape Photographers Guide

Join Tim Cooper as he explains exactly how to use Magic Light to make stunning and dynamic photographs of the natural world. This video begins with a study of the aspects of light that pertain to photographers, leads you in depth through on site and digital lab techniques, as well as shows you how to maximize the impact of your imagery... Learn more.
 
tc3Complete Training Video Bundle.

DSLR Camera Basics, Perfect Exposure, Perfect Composition and Magic Light all for $160.00! .
  tc2Advanced Training Video Bundle.

Perfect Exposure, Perfect Composition and Magic Light all for $120.00! .
 
Price: $120.00
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The Realistic HDR Image.

Creating a realistic HDR image with multiple exposures depends on your ability to analyze a scene and translate your impressions into a photograph. Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photomatix software provide a more accurate and elegant solution to this the age-old problem.
Whether you’re shooting wild landscapes or calm real estate interiors, pro photographer Tim Cooper will help you capture and process HDR photographs that represent the reality you see, with subtlety, depth, and staying power.

Learn more about this E-Book at Peachpit Press
Purchase from Peachpit Press for just $8.00!

  Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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n Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Gabriel Biderman brings you the basics of digital night photography—exposure, composition, and light—and how to scout and capture different nocturnal locations once the sun goes down. Gabriel will help you understand the fundamentals and bring your unique artistic expression to any night situation.

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Purchase from Peachpit Press for just $19.99!

 

 

   

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Personalized Photo Critique

For those who prefer to be critiqued, but privately, I offer critiquing as a paid service as well. Send me your images via email and I will record a Quicktime movie of my comments and critique. Quicktime movie critiques can be downloaded or returned by mail on a CD. Both versions will ensure high quality viewing. Learn more.
 

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Personalized Print Technique

If you have never worked in a traditional darkroom, then the ideas of burning and dodging or overall contrast versus local contrast may be unfamiliar to you. Upload your images and I will show you exactly how I would edit them in Photoshop..... Learn More.

Price: $100.00
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DSLR Camera Basics

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• Learn how to hold your camera correctly
• How to choose and use a tripod
• Understaning how a DSLR works
• What is a Shutter Speed and how does it affect exposure
• How does the shutter speed affect the look of your image
• What is an aperture and how does it affect your exposure
• How does aperture affect the look of your image.
• Learn the way to control Depth of Field
• Learn to use White Balance to fix and enhance your imagery
• Using Flash to enhance a foreground element
• Manual and Auto Focusing
• The best camera settings for differnt types of shots
• The difference between lenses and why you would choose each
• Composition basics
• Learn the jargon such as open up, stop, fast lenses and ISO
• Tips, tricks, sensor cleaning and much, much more!

DSLR Camera Basics is a Photoshop Cafe Training Video



The price for DSLR Camera Basics is $49.99 (Free Shipping within the U.S.)

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DSLR Camear Basics is a training video that will play on any computer. It is not
meant for television viewing.


Magic Light: The Landscape Photographers Guide

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• Explanation of Magic Light
• Components of Magic Light
• Understanding the different twilight times
• How to plan for your shots
• Preferred camera settings for Landscape Photography
• Camera techniques for working in the field
• Exposing for single exposure images
• Exposing for HDR imagery
• Landscape composition
• Using Flash to enhance a foreground element
• Sunrise and sunset tips
• Using Split Neutral Density filters in the field
• Developing Your Raw image in Photoshop and Lightroom
• Recreating a Split Neutral Density filter in Photoshop
• Blending image together using Photoshop
• Using PhotoMatix to create HDR images

Magic Light is a Photoshop Cafe Training Video



The price for Magic Light is $49.99 (Free Shipping within the U.S.)

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Magic Lightis a training video that will play on any computer. It is not
meant for television viewing.


Perfect Composition For Digital Photography, The Art of Shooting Great Photographs

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• Discover how to take your photos from snapshots to photographs
• Learn how to make a photograph rather than take one
• Discover how your vision interprets works of art
• Establish a workflow for composing your scenes
• Learn how to compose high contrast subjects
• Determine which lens to use for which scenes
• Explore perspective and postioning
• Realize the power of negative space
• Find out how to make your images more expressive
• Expoure subject and camera movement
• Learn how lines affect your composition
• And much, much more.

Perfect Composition is a Photoshop Cafe Training Video



The price for Perfect Composition is $49.99 (Free Shipping within the U.S.)

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Perfect Composition is a training video that will play on any computer. It is not
meant for television viewing.


Perfect Exposure For Digital Photography, The Zone System of Metering & Shooting

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• Learn how the original Zone System by Ansel Adams is the forerunner of modern exposure
• Discover why you need to learn how to meter
• Find out what type of metering patterns your camera has, and when to use them
• Learn the original Zones and what they represent
• Discover the usable Zones of today's digital cameras
• Demystify the Histogram and learn how it relates to the Zone System
• Discover how to visualize the tones in your photograph
• Become skilled at reading and using available light
• Learn how to meter for fill flash
• Learn how to choose which split neutral density filter to use
• Discover how to meter your scene to create the proper images for the Merge to HDR function in Photoshop
• And much, much more.

Perfect Exposure is a Photoshop Cafe Training Video



The price for Perfect Exposure is $49.99 (Free Shipping within the U.S.)

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Perfect Exposure is a training video that will play on any computer. It is not
meant for television viewing.


Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers

• Getting Started Using the Bridge.
• From Bridge to Photoshop: The Adobe Raw Converter.
• Cropping and Perspective.
• Tonal Correction and Enhancement.
• Color Correction and Enhancement.
• Local Enhancements: Selections and Masks.
• Sizing and Printing Your Images.
• Sharpening and Noise Reduction.
• Image Retouching.
• Frame and Color Effects.
• Special Effects.
• Combining Images for Creative Results
Author Colin Smith; Tim Cooper

 



The price for Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 is $44.99

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( To purchase this book, visit B&H Photo)


Personalized Photo Critique

tc10Personal Photo Critiques allow you to have your images critiqued in a one on one situation without the expense of traveling or the trepidation that often accompanies group critiques. Unlike other online critiques, given by fellow students of photography, Personal Photo Critiques employ my years of experience as a photographer, photo instructor, photo enthusiast, critic, consultant and artist. Perfect for the new photographer that has reservations about showing their work to groups as well as seasoned photogrpahers who wish for a more professional viewpoint. Send me your images via email and I will record a Quicktime movie of my comments and critique. This method of reviewing images includes audio as well as visual. Watch and listen as I work my way around your photograph highlighting the good points as well as making suggestions for improvement. Quicktime movie critiques can be downloaded or returned by mail on a CD. Both versions will ensure high quality viewing.


The price for Personal Photo Critiques is $100 for 3 images.
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Here's How to Order:
1. Select Click to Buy
2. Continue Shopping or checkout via PayPals Secure Checkout.*
3. Once payment is received, I will send you ftp instructions for uploading your images.**
* You don't have to have an account with PayPal to make this purchase.
   
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Personalized Print Technique

tc7Tim's Print Treatment enables you to watch as I work on your image in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements. I have noticed over the years that learning the tools in these editing programs is only the first step. Next we must learn to "see", "previsualize" or "enhance" the image. So you know the commands that will create more contrast or color, but when do you this. Why do you do this? If you have never worked in a traditional darkroom, then the ideas of burning and dodging or overall contrast versus local contrast may be unfamiliar to you. Upload your images and I will show you exactly how I would edit them in Photoshop. Watch over my shoulder as I correct, enhance, burn, dodge, and create masks. Viewing these sessions will also give insight into why I decided which tool to use and when to use it. This is a great opportunity for folks that are familiar with Photoshop but want to spend time learning how to visualize and craft their images.


The price for Tim's Print Treatment is $100 for 2 images.
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Here's How to Order:
1. Select Click to Buy
2. Continue Shopping or checkout via PayPals Secure Checkout.*
3. Once payment is received, I will send you ftp instructions for uploading your images.**
* You don't have to have an account with PayPal to make this purchase.