Since picking up photography in January of 2012 I have been working non-stop to learn and improve my skills. Included in the following pages are the links to tutorials and other information that I could not have done without. I approve each one and find them to be great learning tools. Some are free some cost a little bit of money. The ones that cost a few bucks are well worth it and provide massive amounts of info at little cost. Upon using each of these tools to learn the techniques, you will have enough info to start building your own style, for me, that's when things really started getting fun.
I use tons of software when I process photos & two of my favorites are Topaz Labs or HDR Soft the Makers of Photomatix. If you would like a discount when purchasing either of these packages just use the coupon code DAVEMORROWPHOTO when checking out to receive 15% off:) You can use the same code to receive a 10% discount from anything at the Stuck in Customs Store. Most of these packages have Free Trial Versions so I urge you to give them a run before buying!
Along with the following links I provide a ton of my own material at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com/learnphotography
Tony Kuyper’s Lumonsity Mask Tutorial Package ( Free / 30$ for Photoshop Actions)
This is an awesome set of tutorials which contain massive amounts of information. I would say it is for intermediate Photoshop users, but beginners could also master the techniques in a few days of solid learning. I purchased the actions package as well and found it to greatly improve my learning experience.
Want a full in depth tutorial experience that walks you through my step by step star photography post processing techniques? Check this stuff out, guaranteed to light up your nights!
I consider Photoshop Luminosity Masking to be the most powerful post processing tool in the world. In my tutorial I will walk you, step by step, through my entire workflow showing the tips & tricks I use along the way...
Trey Ratcliff’s HDR Video Tutorials (97$ for the Full Package)
Just learning about Photoshop and HDR Photography? These videos will help your learning process to speed up immensely . All aspects of the photographic process are covered in these 9 classes. I have watched them several times and always pick up something new. Click on the graphic below to find out more.
This is less of a tutorial and more of an example of the different techniques used. If you are familiar with Photoshop and masking this will be highly informative. If not, I highly suggest learning these different processes, they will greatly improve your skills;)
Slowing down these videos and closely watching how the pictures are processed again and again provides to be highly helpful. Klaus is a Photoshop master and provides many different tricks within each one of his videos. His website has a ton of other great information.
For the longest time I refused to learn about blend modes, then one day I finally decided it was time. Upon learning all of these techniques my photography improved and the time required to process pictures decreased! Trust me, this stuff is a must:)