New: Workflow III for Photoshop or LIGHTROOM

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In the four+ years since launching the original A: Intro to Photoshop Workflow, much has changed. Cameras have more dynamic range; Adobe has added more tools to ACR; Lightroom has matured. The underlying engine now handles highlight recovery much better. We use more different cameras, so consistency of output matters more than ever. It is therefore only natural that workflow also progresses; after a good six months of development and testing under a very wide range of shooting conditions, cameras and subjects, I’m proud to offer A3: Workflow III for Photoshop and Lightroom. You can use either PS or LR, though PS will still give you a slightly better result with more control. I have been using this for my own work since January, and it’s cut my processing time by a good 15-20%. The proof of result is here: almost every image you’ve seen on this site since the beginning of the year has been processed (or reprocessed) with Workflow III.

Workflow III unifies workflow across Photoshop and Lightroom, works with a single curve in RGB mode only, eliminates the need for color correction and includes my custom profiles for most popular recent cameras (the full list below), compatible with both PS and LR.

It’s faster than ever, and for CC users, makes the most of the new tools and supersedes the previous two workflows. Buyers of previous Workflow videos will know just how fast and consistent we can get – Workflow III is better; allowing you to spend more time shooting.

Click here to buy, or read on for the full list of changes, and testimonials. We are also offering two discounted launch bundles paired with the complimentary Monochrome Masterclass, and the Outstanding Images Ep. 4/5 Style episodes.

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One place left final 2016 Masterclass: Prague (September)

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There are still a couple of places One last slot is available for my final workshop of 2016 – the Prague Masterclass (5-10 September). Click on  for the details, or send me an email to book. This is likely to be the last workshop for some time…

Places left for final 2016 Masterclasses – Singapore (Jul) and Prague (Sep)

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There are places still available for the final two workshops of 2016 – the Singapore Masterclass (1-6 July) and the Prague Masterclass (5-10 September). Click on the respective links for the details, or send me an email to book. These are likely to be the last workshops for some time…

2016 Masterclasses and Workshops

Prague Masterclass 5-10 Sep 2016  The Weekly Workflow The Print School

Current status: Prague (full, accepting standby bookings) 

Please email me to book, or if you’d like more information🙂

Prague Masterclass, September 2016 now open for booking

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It’s that time of the year again. Prague seems to be one of those evergreen locations that’s always popular and perhaps the most frequently requested – so here we go🙂 This time, it will run from 5-10 September 2016 inclusive, which I think is one of the best times of the year both climate and tourist-wise. Here’s the report from the previous Masterclass in Prague in 2015. I’ve actually only got a few places left, so if you would like to join us, please be quick…read on for the details, or send me an email to book.

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Introducing the Printing School, in collaboration with Wesley Wong of Giclee Art

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It is with pleasure that I’m announcing a new collaboration today with master printer Wesley Wong of Giclee Art, whom you’ll remember as the gentleman who takes care of all my art and exhibition printing – and has done for the best part of five years now. I think it’s safe to say that there’s no way to view a lot of the information captured at a single glance other than in print – there are no monitors that can display 50MP, for instance – and there’s also no better way to make an absolute reference image. I think this is very important as a photographer to take your own vision further; if you cannot visualise the finished product, how can you show it to others – or expect them to be able to appreciate your vision too? Beyond this, there is also the tangible satisfaction of producing a print and having a physical object as fruit of your labor. However, there has always been a gap between learning the art of printing in such a way as to be accessible to all – because of the physical element – and the economics of experimentation and running your own printer. As much as I print personally, it still doesn’t make sense for me to own my own hardware – there are periods where I don’t print at all, and keeping the printer in working order would require dumping very expensive ink through the heads to keep things flowing. Of course, if you utilise external print services, this is moot.

Following demand for printing workshops from a widely spread audience, Wesley and I have been working on these challenges for a while now, and we believe we have a solid teaching structure that addresses all of the issues. Beyond that, it also allows for one on one and personalised tuition around the needs of the individual in much the same way as the email school. Continue after the jump for the explanation, and to sign up. We will limit this to just five students for the first intake.

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Places still available: Singapore Architectural Masterclass, 1-6 July 2016

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I still have places available for the Singapore Architectural Masterclass from July 1-6, 2016. It won’t be your typical masterclass: there’s a bit of a twist. In fact, this will be structured a little differently to the usual Masterclasses and about as close to a crash course in architecture photography and an actual commissioned assignment as it gets. By the end of the week, you’ll be turning in both an assignment and a portfolio. Interested? Click here for details, and to book.

Open for booking: Singapore Architectural Masterclass, 1-6 July 2016

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All images from this post were shot in Singapore.

This will be something a bit different: like last year’s Hanoi Cinematic Masterclass, this will be a themed offering. I’ve been asked for architectural-based classes several times now, so here we go: presenting the Singapore Architectural Masterclass from July 1-6, 2016. It won’t be your typical masterclass: there’s a bit of a twist. In fact, this will be structured a little differently to the usual Masterclasses and about as close to a crash course in architecture photography and an actual commissioned assignment as it gets. By the end of the week, you’ll be turning in both an assignment and a portfolio. Interested? Read on for details and to book.

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Lisbon Masterclass 2016: the student gallery

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Following recent Masterclasses, it has become a tradition to post a curated gallery of student work: I think this is far more meaningful to judge the value of a workshop with me than a series of images of people shooting or in conversation (though these make for interesting student portraits, which will be an ongoing series) We had great weather for pretty much the entire Masterclass and an incredible location – it feels like one of those places you could shoot for a decade and only barely scratch the surface, and I think the inspiration it produces really shows in the strength of the work that came out of the group that week. I’m going to stop talking now and let the strength and diversity of the group’s images say the rest; there were a very different range of objectives and very strong images across the board. I’m happy to say that everybody produced something that made the rest of us jealous! Sufficient to say that many of us will be going back, and if you happen to have a chance, Lisbon has to be one of the great urban photographic destinations of the world – a blend of Havana, Venice and Prague in feel – and should be towards the top of your list.

Note: name links are to the photographers’ respective websites or flickr portfolios.

Lastly, I’ll be announcing details of the next Masterclass in Singapore tomorrow, and Prague is likely to be back by popular demand for September this year…please send me an email if you’d like to be put on the list for either. Thanks! MT

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Last call…(UPDATED – server fixed)

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We’re nearly out of vouchers for the anniversary sale – there are a few more coupons left, so if you would like to take advantage of the birthday sale, now’s the time🙂 The offer ends once we hit the magic number…

Update (14:55 GMT+8): there was a small hiccup with the server this morning preventing the code from working that’s now been resolved, and there are still a couple of coupons left.

In the interests of the site’s original goal of furthering photographic education – which I think I’ve made inroads into with the 1,150 articles published here – we’re offering a special sale on the core six-vide Making Outstanding Images video series (D: Fundamentals, Ep. 1-5). The normal price for the set is $412; it is now 40% off at $247. Just add the D, E1-5 videos to your cart and use the voucher code 40OFF4YEARS at checkout; there are a small and limited number of vouchers. Proceeds go towards a) educating you photographically; b) keeping the site running and c) making more videos. Please note that this offer is a standalone and not valid with other video bundles.

Thanks for your support! MT