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This is the blog for More Than A Snapshot's Online Photography Classes.  In these blog posts I will give photography tips, tutorials, and show images.

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Topaz Releases a New Version of their Image Editing Software: Studio 2

Gary Detonnancourt

Click here for more information or to order Studio. Use the coupon code “Snapshot” at checkout for 15% off.

Check out some of the images below, that were created during the making of this video.

A First Look at Topaz Sharpen AI

Gary Detonnancourt

Download a free trial here.

The images below are the processed images by Topaz Sharpen AI. The first image of each set is the full size and the second is the 100% crop of the image. I found the results to be good. In the fourth image the sharpening messed up a spot in her hair when I looked at it in Sharpen AI but I don’t see the problem in this jpg. This could have just been a rendering problem in the software but this could also easily be fixed if you use some masking in Photoshop.

Using Luminar 3 as a Lightroom Plugin

Gary Detonnancourt

Check out this four-course bundle which includes:

  • Luminar 3

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lightroom

  • F**k the Rules, Your Composition Your Way

  • Learn to Create More than a Snapshot Photography Course

The pre-sale Black Friday price is $50 and you can click here to purchase this bundle.

If you don’t currently own Luminar you can purchase it now during their black Friday deal by clicking here. Since your purchasing it now you will get the upgrade to Luminar 3 free when it’s released on December 18th. The software has been release and they have extended the sale. They are also offering many bonuses with this sale that you can check out on their sales page.

If you decide to buy it use the coupon code “SNAPSHOT” to get $10 off.

Topaz Studio Vs Luminar Quick Edits

Gary Detonnancourt

In this video, I thought it would be interesting to compare the results from a quick edit in Topaz Studio vs Luminar 2018.

Topaz Black Friday Special

Use the coupon code "SNAPSHOT" for 15% anything in the Topaz shopping cart.

Get the Go Pro Adjustment Bundle (Pro Pack) for $250: Our best deal of the year the pro pack features all 24 pro adjustments available in Topaz Studio for over a 60% off when you buy them all. You won't be charged for items you already own! Learn More here!

Deal on the A.I. Bundle: Our biggest sellers of the year have been our new A.I. Based products, with this bundle you get our Powerful standalone image upscaler A.I. Gigapixel, as well as both of our cutting-edge A.I. Studio adjustments, A.I. Remix and A.I. Clear, Valued at over $220 for $150. Learn More here!

25% off all individual items store-wide: For people who don't want to take advantage of the massive savings for each of the bundles above, they can still save 25% automatically when they purchase any items during this promotion, not including the Pro Pack, or the A.I. Bundle.

Are you Using Image Editing Software? Well, You Should be!

Gary Detonnancourt

Which image editing program is right for you? 

If you are a budding photographer looking for the best way to improve your photos, start using and mastering an image editing program.  Even photos that are captured perfectly in camera can benefit from some image editing to bring out their best.

Here are a few free options:


Here are some premium options:

If you really want to go the extra mile you should also look at using plug-ins, such as Topaz, On One, and Nik.  I will discuss these in future posts.

What software do you use and what would you like to learn about it?  Please share this article and post your comments below.