On Sale Now! Dave's Star Photography Photoshop Actions, Luminosity Channels & Bonus Video Tutorial

I'm excited to introduce my Star Photography Photoshop Actions & Luminosity Channels plus a bonus video tutorial showing you exactly how to use them in your own post processing workflow.

Watch Dave Edit Two Photos Using the Actions in the Video Below

Using 100+ Star Photography Photoshop Actions & Luminosity Channels you can quickly and easily get great results, and learn the adjustments and tools used to get these results. I personally use these actions to edit each one of my star photos & can't wait for you to try them as well!

As an added bonus you'll also receive an in depth video tutorial showing you exactly how to use the actions, some of my favorite post processing tricks, a copy of my Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets, + much more. Complete details below!
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Watch Dave Edit this Photo Using the Actions in the Video Below!

Enough talk, let's edit some photos! Check out the video below to see the star photography actions in use while I edit 2 different photos! Please watch full screen in 720 or 1080P.

What You'll Receive with Your Actions Download

There are 3 different package options provided below containing some great offers!

If you have any other questions please reference the FAQ Section provided below.

All purchases can be made using credit / debit card, or PayPal after selecting your package of choice below.

Upon purchasing all items will be instantly delivered to your email inbox!

Basic Package - 30$

  • 86 Star Photography Photoshop Actions
  • Dave's Unique Star Photography Luminosity Channels

Bonus Material 
  • 25 Bonus Star Photography Photoshop Actions

  Apprentice Package - 60$ 

 This package contains everything you will need to become a master of the night skies! Powerful & Easy to Use, You'll get great results on your first try!

  • 86 Star Photography Photoshop Actions
  • Dave's Unique Star Photography Luminosity Channels
  • 30+ minute in-depth video tutorial showing you how to use the actions. I'll also show you some of my favorite post processing tricks & techniques which I use to edit my photos. We will edit 3 different photos in the tutorial using the actions.

Bonus Material 

Ultimate Package - 75$

If you're just starting out in the post processing world I provide a bonus Photoshop Basics - Layer Masking video tutorial as part of this package, so you'll have everything you need:)

No matter your skill level this package has you covered with over 100 Actions & 50 Minutes of in-depth video instruction.
  • All Items in the Apprentice Package + The following
  • Additional 20+ Minute Video Tutorial showing you how to use the Star Photography Luminosity Channels in your own workflow. This video contains concepts that are unique and can't be found anywhere else online. I've created & perfected these unique luminosity channels over the past 2 years of post processing star photos. They are the most powerful star photography tool out there! Effective & Powerful, yet easy to use, You're going to love them!
 Bonus Material


    More info and Frequently Asked Questions below the next photo
    Another Photo Edited with Dave's Star Photography Actions

    Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Do I need to have any Photoshop experience to effectively use these actions?
    A: No, you can be a beginner opening Photoshop for the first time and get great results with these actions.  You can also be an intermediate or expert Photoshop user and get just as much out of the actions.

    I've designed them allowing beginners to get great results with the click of a button, intermediate users can tweak and adjust the different user input settings to get desired results of their own, and experts can use the included luminosity channels actions to adjust the settings even more for complete over all control of their photos.

    Not only will you get great results, you'll also learn the tricks I use to get these results within Photoshop!

    Q: Which version of Photoshop is required for the actions?
    A: You can use and install these actions on Photoshop CS3 & newer, including Photoshop Creative Cloud. These actions will not work with Photoshop Elements.

    Q: Why would I want to purchase actions?
    A: When You edit / post process star photos, there are certain tasks which are done on a consistent basis, such as increase the contrast or brightness of just the Milky Way or stars, selectively add color, contrast, glow, or saturation, apply noise reduction, and many other techniques. Although these tasks are easy to say, they take 5-10 different selections or clicks of a button within Photoshop to complete. This can really destroy  your artistic process.

    Using these Photoshop actions you can perform these same tasks with just one click of a button and get great results every time. This allows the you to concentrate more on your artistic workflow and less on the actual labor of performing these tasks. Keep in mind, you can adjust each action to suit your exact needs if required!

    Twilight Voodoo - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

    Interested in learning about 10 of my favorite photography planning applications, websites, tools, and computer programs? Just click the link below you'll receive my latest eBook Dave's Top 10 Photography Planning Tools delivered to your inbox:) I use these every time I go out to shoot!

    I recently spent 6 days backpacking in Montana's Glacier National Park. We started up near the Canadian border on the East side of the park and hiked 36 miles South through Glacier's wild back country. There wasn't any close contact with bears so that's a plus!

    Here are a few Behind the Scenes Photos from the trip. I'm currently working on editing some portfolio images from Glacier, let's just say, the skies are nice and dark in that part of the country! Milky Way galore.
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    My Brother Lee & I Hiking in Glacier National Park, Montana
    The landscape of Glacier are some of the best I've ever scene. This was taken on a 5 day backpacking trip in Glacier's back country.We stayed out late and captured the Milky Way rising over the massive peaks in the distance which are just a few miles south of the Canadian Border.
    Looking North Towards Canada from the Top of Red Gap Pass

    The Shot
    Anyone that's been to Mount Rainier probably knows this location. Back in 2013 I was driving past Reflection Lakes on the way home from a night of milky way photography and stumbled across near perfect conditions for a twilight shoot.

    This shot was taken well before sunrise, but the camera still picked up a nice little glow out of the South East which can be seen in this composition. It comes from single RAW file which was lightly processed in both Lightroom & Photoshop using the following techniques. The total processing time took about 20 minutes.

    • Provide "cool" feel to the photo using Temperature & Tint Sliders
    • Recover Shadows & Blacks
    • Minimal Vibrance Boost
    • Lens Profile Correction & Remove Chromatic Aberration
    • Export to full size TIFF file
    • Apply Tony Kuypers Luminosity Masking Actions & Techniques to bring out the "mid-tones" and darker shadows in the photo. I also added slight global contrast. 
    • Minimal selective color balance adjustments to give the photo a "cool" feel. 
    • Selective adjustments on the "foggy" parts of the photo to bring up the brightness.
    • Final Web Sharpening once again using the TK Actions noted above.
    • Save for web as JPEG in sRGB color space. Good video tutorial on that topic HERE
    It's somewhat hard to see on the web size version of this photo, but full size the water droplets on the grass in the foreground really sparkle and add depth to the photo:)

    As always click the photo to see it full size on a black background
    A misty twilight @ Mount Rainier National Park.

    Not of this World - Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

    Let's kick things off with a free eBook! 3 Tricks for Focusing at Night, is digitally published and ready to go. I'm excited to see what you think! Contained within the book are 3 of my favorite methods for focusing at night or in low light conditions.

    On to some other free goodies. Focus Stacking is a technique which I often use for an array of different shooting situations. This latest tutorial will take you step by step through the entire process, starting with shooting and ending with post processing. Best viewed in 1080P.

    Summer is full swing here in the Pacific Northwest which means lots of backpacking, teaching star photography workshops & exploring / scouting new locations. Here are a few Behind the Scenes Shots from the past couple of months.
    Paul Weeks Shooting in the Rain Forest during a 3 Day Backpacking Trip || Olympic National Park, Washington
    Solo Hike Under the Super Moon Light || Mount Baker Wilderness, Washington
    Another Successful Night Under the Stars - July 2014 Star Photography Workshop Group || Mount Rainier, Washington

    The Shot
    After 8 unsuccessful attempts the weather finally allowed me to take this shot. I've always loved this composition, but there is considerable light pollution which is usually seen in the same location the where Milky Way is rising in this photo. There is one solution to this light pollution problem, wait until extremely dense low lying fog / clouds cover the valley below the crater.

    On this particular night the sun had set and the fog started to roll in very quickly over the valley as seen just above the horizon of this photo. These conditions removed a considerable amount of light pollution from the skyline & allowed me to finish off the rest in Lightroom & Photoshop.

    The photo is composed of 4 different shots, all taken with my tripod in the exact same place. The first two shots are for field of view. The entire Milky Way Core and the Crater won't fit into a single frame of the Nikkor 14-24mm lens ( @ 14mm ) so a vertical pano was used. The last (2) shots were taken 30 minutes before the first two shots capturing the immediate foreground / mid-ground using focus stacking techniques. Using a long ( 2 min ) exposure for the last (2) shots it was also possible to keep nice detail without using a high ISO and inducing noise. Some of these techniques are covered in the Focus Stacking Video Tutorial provided above.

    As always click the photo to see it full size on a black background

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