Cyber Monday is about the best time of the year for photographers to get in and grab a bargain on those purchases they have been thinking about. And this year is a bumper crop. If you’re lucky, a few of the Black Friday deals for photographers that we mentioned last week (and the education deals) will still be going. But the ones below definitely are and you should jump on them as most will be gone on Tuesday!
The ultimate course in getting the grunge effect in Photoshop that is so popular and produces incredible images like the one below.
- Huge Library of Textures, Overlays, and Backgrounds (including exclusive content from professional designers including Distressed Textures, Kim Klassen, Parée Erica, and Keriyoo).
- Awesome Grunge Custom Brush Library and Layered PSD Edge Effect Arsenal (providing you with literally hundreds upon hundreds of variations).
- Mammoth Library of Exquisite High-Res Vector Graphics (which were commissioned from professional designers around the world for thousands of dollars, but you will be able to enjoy for free).
2. Cheap Gear and Gifts on Amazon
- Keep your camera and lens dry with the Op/Tech Rainsleeve.
- Lenspen NLP-1 for easily getting the spots of dirt of your lens.
- FotoTechFTML-L# Wireless Shutter Release Remote for Nikon
- Gorilla Torch 100 in black and lime for easy to tote and position lighting
- Starting the day with a cup of coffee in a lens mug! I just received one as a gift – love it!
3. Photography Unlocked by Expert Photography for 94% Off
This is actually a pretty amazing deal. It’s a basic introduction to good photography and covers off a lot of the main things you need to know. At this price, you should check it out for sure. In it you find out:
- How to set up your camera for perfect photos every single time (without buying any additional gear)
- The #1 mistake that’s making your images looks amateur (Hint- it’s one simple setting on your camera)
- How to add dramatic tension to your photos that engages every single viewer (with just a few powerful composition rules)
- How to take well exposed and sharp photos, even in bright sunlight, with one simple tool
- When to ignore your camera’s (pretty poor) LCD screen, and what to use instead
- How you can take beautifully soft, or tack sharp photos, and everything in-between
Grab Photography Unlocked Here
4. Top End Deals on Amazon
- How about a $453 savings on the bundled 24.1 Megapixel Nikon 7100 with a rocking 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens?
- Over $600 off the Nikon D750 with lens.
Get your landscapes to pop with this professional guide from Kent Dufault. The guide includes sections on:
- How to shoot and post-process your images for art gallery quality.
- Specialized gear that can make your landscape photography easier- and the results more effective. Equipment considerations specific to landscape photography.
- How to properly use that equipment. (There is a right way and a wrong way.)
- Composition tips, specific to landscape work.
Master the Photoshop Skills that will take your photos from ‘OK’ to ‘Awesome’!—In just 3 Hours!
- VIDEO 1: The Photoshop Workspace
- VIDEO 2: Understanding Layers (plus 5 reasons to use them!)
- VIDEO 3: Adjusting Exposure with Levels
- VIDEO 4: Adjusting Contrast with Curves
- VIDEO 5: Color Correction
- VIDEO 6: Using Layer Masks
- VIDEO 7 & 8: Portrait Retouching
- VIDEO 9 & 10: Removing Unwanted Objects or People
- VIDEO 11: Cropping, Resizing and Resampling
- VIDEO 12: Sharpening Your Photos
- VIDEO 13: Saving Photos for the Web, Email or Print
What We Recommend to Improve Your Photography Fast
It's possible to get some pretty large improvements in your photography skills very fast be learning some fundamentals. Consider this the 80:20 rule of photography where 80% of the improvements will come from 20% of the learnable skills. Those fundamentals include camera craft, composition, understanding light and mastering post-production. Here are the premium guides we recommend.