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.

Hero

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Reveal

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Uber

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Filtered

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Infinity

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Solo

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Clean

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Craft

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Work

Portfolio WordPress Theme

SuperSlide

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Portfolio

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Origin

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Flexible

Portfolio WordPress Theme

Gleam

Portfolio WordPress Theme

ePhoto

Portfolio WordPress Theme

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.