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Get My Free Aurora HDR Ebook from Macphun

The great folks at Macphun are currently including a short ebook I wrote for them with every Aurora HDR purchase: 10 Simple Steps to Make Amazing HDR Photos…but anyone can get it for free! It covers a few fundamentals, like tips for capturing good brackets in the first place, and points to features in Aurora ...

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Take Control Books 50%-off Spring Sale

Take Control Books is having a 50%-off sale through March 21! This is a great opportunity to pick up my latest Take Control books as well as titles from some of the best writers covering the Apple and technology fields. Select any of the titles below, and then browse the Take Control catalog for more: Take Control ...

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Apple Watch Crash Course 1.2 Update Now Available!

I’m excited to announce that Take Control Books has just published my update to Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course. Version 1.2 is now fully updated to cover watchOS 2 and the various improvements rolled into the watch’s operating system (see below). Although the book required a fairly substantial refresh, we’re offering it as ...

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Aurora HDR Photoversity Guide Excerpt at iMore

The good folks at iMore have just published an excerpt from my book, Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Professional: A Photoversity Guide! If you’re looking for a good overview of the software, and a more in-depth taste of what the ebook offers, go read it now: How to create HDR photos with Aurora HDR [book ...

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25% Off Take Control Books for WinterFest 2015

I know, I’ve been heavy on the deals lately, but that’s the way it is at the end of the year when so many folks are offering special prices on things. And I absolutely want to help you save money on books and products that I and people I know create. The latest is WinterFest ...

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Buy Aurora HDR Pro, Get My Book for Free!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve teamed up with Macphun to present a special holiday deal for Aurora HDR Professional. For a limited time, buy Aurora HDR Professional for just $99 and get my Photoversity Guide for free! Also included is a Pro Training package by Trey Ratcliff, a pack of holiday textures, and a ...

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Aurora HDR 1.1 Update Released

That was quick: Just a couple weeks after the initial release, MacPhun has released Aurora HDR 1.1 and Aurora HDR Pro 1.1, which fine tunes many features and adds a few, too. Read all about it (and pick up a copy of my new book about Aurora HDR!) at the Photoversity blog.

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Apple Watch Dissatisfaction, Cyber Monday, and Other Distractions

I’m easily distracted, so one of the things I try to do is reduce distractions or at least be distracted by things that are worth my time. A lot of things I run across during the day are saved to Instapaper for reading or viewing later, but some items are relevant to something I’m working ...

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New Book! Aurora HDR and Aurora HDR Professional: A Photoversity Guide

For years when I’ve been out photographing landscapes, I’ve dutifully shot bracketed exposures: three or more images that represent light, dark, and balanced views of a scene. The advantage of brackets is to combine them later into a single HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo that includes more detail than what a camera sensor by itself ...

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Now Available: Second Edition of Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac

I’m happy to announce that the big second edition of my ebook Take Control of Your Digital Photos on a Mac is now available! The first edition came out two years ago, and in that time a lot has changed for Mac-owning photographers. The biggest shift for many people was Apple discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture, ...