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Google Drops Price of NIK Software Collection – 75% Off with “HDRsoftware15” Coupon Code

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Whoa! This is a really good deal. Last week I learned from The Verge that the Nik Collection by Google has just been discounted by 70%.The Nik Complete bundle of plugins normally costs – $499.95 – but right now the package is only – $149 – and if you use coupon code HDRsoftware15 that package    Continue Reading


A List of The Best HDR Photographers and Photo Bloggers

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There are a ton of people out there that are shooting HDR photography, but the list of great photographers is much smaller.  HDR definitely falls into the category of “easy to do, difficult to master,” and this is made apparent by the abundance of bad HDR out there. That said, there are a few HDR    Continue Reading


Nik Software HDR Efex Pro 2 Review

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Use the coupon code hdrsoftware15 for 15% off any Nik Software products, including HDR Efex Pro 2. When you buy from this link, you save money and we get a small commission – it helps support this site – thanks! April 2nd, 2013: Google Just dropped the price of the entire NIK Plugin Bundle from    Continue Reading


How to Remove Noise in Photos with Topaz Denoise

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Last week I was visiting Sean at his rental in Playa del Carmen and was awed by his view overlooking the water. We went up to the terrace and I used Photosynth on my iPhone to capture this panoramic photo of his gorgeous view: Later when I got home and looked at the photo I    Continue Reading


HDR Plugins: Best Photoshop Plugins for HDR Photography

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Unfortunately in the world of HDR software we have yet to find a magic bullet.  There is still no one program that can do everything you need to create the highest quality possible HDR photographs, so often times HDR plugins are necessary..  Photomatix 4 is getting closer, but it still lacks the layer masking abilities    Continue Reading


HDR Tutorial Masterclass: 18 Free Lessons from the Pros

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There are hundreds, if not thousands of tutorials on the internet on how to take HDR photos. Some are good, some are awful, and some will shatter your perception of what photography is and how you should approach it. We set out to find the best HDR tutorials out there and create a definitive list    Continue Reading


5 Best Destinations for HDR Photography

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If you’re thinking of taking an exotic HDR photography vacation soon, deciding where to go can be more than a little bit difficult.  With hundreds of potential destinations, how can you figure out which ones are going to give you those shots that will really stand out? Lucky for you, we’ve been traveling all over    Continue Reading


10 Photography Tips For Beginners: how to Improve Your HDR Photography

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Beginning photographers ask me all the time about tips for shooting better HDR photos.  While, I’m far from an expert, I’ve definitely learned a thing or two when it comes to shooting HDR photos and processing them. This article assumes you generally know a little bit about what HDR is and the basic process behind    Continue Reading


Photomatix Coupon Code for 2014

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For years Photomatix Pro has been the HDR software of choice for professionals who want the best high dynamic range processing tools on the market. While it comes with a free trial for those who want to check out the program, to unlock its full functionality you need to buy either the standalone version or    Continue Reading


Photomatix HDR Tutorial

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In 2008 I wrote an article for Abduzeedo about how anyone can create an HDR photo using an ordinary point and shoot camera. This is the final result of that tutorial.