The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For…

Fashion Photography Exposed – The DVD!

We’ve kept it under wraps for over a year. But now the secret is finally out! If you haven’t heard by now, we are releasing the first full blown educational fashion photography DVD ever made! We have pulled out all the stops to leave no stone unturned, no question unanswered. And I am honestly very pleased with the results!! Initially we wanted to base the format of the DVD loosely around what I teach at my workshops: a chance for photographers to work on a real fashion shoot with top models and professional hair stylists, make up artists and fashion stylists. And that’s great for a seminar when you’re in the room with me so I can show you what a difference it makes when you work with a pro team. But then we took a look at the bigger picture and realized that the real challenges that most young or up and coming fashion photographers face is inside knowledge on how to break into the industry. On Fashion Photography Exposed, I show you how to produce better fashion shoots with better lighting and then I show you the importance of promoting yourself and your business so you can compete in a very competitive and unpredictable industry. There is so much that the DVD offers but I’m not going to go into all of the specifics here in this post. You can find out all the information about it on the Fashion Photography Exposed DVD website.

What I will say is that we take you on a journey and I’m with you every step of the way. For over 3 hours, you get a completely honest inside look at the elusive “club” that the fashion photography industry truly is. This DVD is not only for education, it’s for inspiration. While we go into a lot of technical information, I emphasize that the most important component needed to being a fashion photographer is the love and passion for it.

Putting together a 3 hour film is a ton of work! But you know what? I am incredibly grateful to my readers on this blog and to my fans. For the past 3 years that I have had the Fashion Photography Blog, I have received thousands of emails from people all over the world and you all have touched my heart immensely. So this is my gift for you.

I’m not selling you on any camera gear or equipment on this DVD. I am not sponsored by anyone. You don’t need a lot of expensive gear to take great photographs. In fact, I’m going to talk you out of going out and spending a fortune on gear. What you need to take great photographs is a real passion for fashion and an undying love for taking even better pictures, every time you shoot! And this DVD speaks loudly to those of you who have that love and passion. So come into my world as a working fashion photographer and see how this all works!!

The Golden Hours: A Guide to Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets

Landscape photographer Christopher O’Donnell recently released another fantastic eBook, this time discussing the beautiful – and sometimes complicated – process of photographing sunrises and sunsets. The Golden Hours: A Guide to Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets is a comprehensive eBook written to help guide photographers through the unique challenges that this light presents.

Many photographers will often note that their sunrise and sunset images rarely represent the scene they observed. By detailing the steps he goes through to create his images – both in the field and in the digital darkroom – he explains why this is so, and more importantly, how to transcend the disparity between your view and your results, allowing you to create realistic images of this beautiful light.

What’s Inside

In this eBook, you will find detailed solutions to the challenges this light presents – from compositions to exposure difficulties – so you can begin to photograph the golden hours with confidence and accuracy. With this new knowledge, you can focus on enjoying your photography while expanding your creative horizons.

Specific topics Christopher covers include:

Choosing a Location: How to find prime locations for the golden hours, what tools he uses to help him scout, and special considerations he takes to help him select the best vantage points.

Finding Interest: How to compose your image, find balance, and unlock your creative potential when framing your scene.

Judging Your Light: This section explains the unique exposure challenges that the golden hours present, and multiple ways to overcome them – allowing you to choose one that compliments your workflow.

Tripods and Focusing: Special considerations to take when focusing your image, and the importance of image stabilization for the golden hours.

Creativity with Aperture: The golden hour light has a unique ability to transform the landscape, and your depth of field can greatly affect how this light appears. This section shows the creative power your aperture can have during the golden hours.

Alternative Compositions: To conclude, this section discusses how to take full advantage of the golden hours and explore different compositions that one would not normally consider, inspiring you to think beyond the mainstream confines and tap into your creativity.

The Golden Hours is more than a guide for sunrises and sunsets; he also discusses other subjects and how to use the golden hour light to illuminate them under a different view – from grand vistas to small focal points.

Exposure Blending:The Complete Guide from Camera to Post Process

Also included with this eBook is an additional guide on exposure blending – the post processing technique Christopher uses to create his golden hour images in the digital darkroom. In this step-by-step guide, he discusses the entire process of exposure blending – from auto-bracketing in the field, to combining different exposures in post process.

Click here to find out more and to get your copy of The Golden Hours.

Cyber Monday Deals From TPA

We wanted to pass along some great savings today. These deals are for One Day Only so act fast.

Deal 1

Our first deal is from Union Actions. Union Actions are producers of professional quality Photoshop actions. Their Photoshop actions are designed to create amazing effects with a click of a button. However, to make their actions as flexible as possible, they give you granular control over every facet of the workflow allowing for endless possibilities.

They are offering their entire product line of 3 actions suites containing 55 pro actions & 32 custom textures for a crazy price of $39. If bought separately all 3 actions suites would cost $147. That’s a 73% savings for just one day only!

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Deal 2

Our second deal is from Learn and Master. Learn and Master Photography is the most comprehensive video instruction course for photography. It comes with over 30 hours of instruction in 24 sessions on 15 professionally produced instructional DVDs, 2 photography sample CDs (containing editable hi-res images used in the course sessions), a thorough Lesson Book that follows the sessions, and access to the free online student support site.

Learn and Master is offering this amazing course for $149. That’s $100′s off the regular price of $249.

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Deal 3

Our third deal comes from our friends over at Theme Trust. Theme Trust creates amazing portfolio themes for WordPress. Specializing in clean minimal design, Theme Trusts themes wont get in the way of your photography. If you need a new portfolio design for your existing wordpress site or you need to create a site for the first time, look no further than Theme Trust.

Theme Trust is offering any 4 of their themes for the low price of $49. Just go to Theme Trust, add 4 themes to your cart, add the coupon code cybertpa, update your cart, and checkout.

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15 WordPress Themes to Help You Create An Amazing Portfolio.

As a photographer today it’s never been more important to have a presence on the internet. Many photographer use services like Flickr or 500px to showcase their work and while this is great, it shouldn’t serve as your primary presence on the web. It’s important to start thinking about building your brand and the only real way to start that is to have your own portfolio site on your own domain.

One great solution to consider and I’m sure you have at least heard of is WordPress. WordPress is a free and open source CMS (Content Management System) used by millions of sites across the internet. The great thing about WordPress besides that it’s free is that with the use of themes you can make it look and function anyway you want. This brings us to the subject of this post, portfolio themes for WordPress.

Below we have collected what we think are some of the best themes to help get your portfolio up and running in no time.

You will also need a web host for your site and we highly recommend Bluehost as a trusted host of WordPress sites.


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The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography

I’m always on the lookout for new and original photography eBooks to share on The Photo Argus, and a recent favorite of mine is The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography.

The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography

Have you ever wondered how photographers capture that painterly environment in their landscapes? Or would you like to learn more about bokeh – where it comes from, and how it’s created? Look no further than The Art of Bokeh. Not only is Chris’ book thoughtfully written and beautifully designed, but it explains all you need to know about bokeh in an easy-to-follow manner. I know many wonder how he creates his stunning (and award-winning) landscapes, and it’s fantastic to see him share his camera workflow and explain exactly how he captures those incredible scenes of his.

What’s inside The Art of Bokeh:

Defining bokeh – the basics.

Distances and bokeh – how the space in between the elements of your photo affects your depth of field.

Light – How direct and overcast light can change the effect of bokeh.

Focal lengths – both long and short, and how to use them to manipulate bokeh.

My workflow – How I approach a landscape in the field, with tips on how I compose and shoot.

Case studies – examples of my photos and how I created them.

Proper focus for bokeh – advice on how to use your tripod, and a step-by-step guide to getting the perfect focus for bokeh.

The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography

The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography

What I like about Chris’ ebook the most is that he shows by example. I love seeing visuals of techniques explained, and his photos are a result of the steps he details in The Art of Bokeh. And at this incredibly reasonable price, it’s a solid tool for any photographer looking to add some bokeh to their images – not just landscape photographers.

If you’re looking for that one eBook that not only explains bokeh, but shows you exactly what you need to do to capture it, The Art of Bokeh is your top choice.