Topaz Adjust – 50% off August Promo!

My FAVORITE Topaz Plug-In is going on sale for 50% off!!

The sale starts August 13th and runs through the 31st!

Click HERE for the link…

And use promo code augadjust

And the coolest part….Topaz has added one of MY “before & after” images to their gallery! After clicking the above link, scroll down to the gallery. Hovering over the image will show the “before”. I’m honored to be featured with the awesome talent on this site!

Topaz Adjust - Gettysburg HDR -- Dynamic Setting Sun

This is the “after” of my image – visit the site to see how I used Topaz to give the image the color I saw that morning in Gettysburg.

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Topaz July Special – 50% off ReMask!

From July 15-31 Topaz is offering their image masking software, Topaz ReMask, for 50% off (reg. $70). They are also releasing a substantial free update to ReMask for existing customers this Saturday! There are a lot of masking tool out there, but Topaz has focused on making ReMask the fastest and easiest to use. They like to say that it’s the only masking software that doesn’t require an instructions manual!

Click here for your 50% savings!

and enter the code julyremask

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How to add a mat to your image for printing

White Azaleas - 4 2LO textures-matted

I just added my first video tutorial to YouTube on adding a mat to your image so you can print to the size you want to frame and not have to cut a mat! Enjoy!

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PA Workshop – “Steam” & “Mist”

Old #47 - web

SAT. & SUN., OCTOBER 4-5, 2014

Steamtown National Historic Site & Pocono Waterfalls

$195 for two full days of photography and computer instruction if registered by Sept. 15 ($225 after that date)

We will start the weekend seeing the “steam” at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. Relive the era of the steam locomotive and see some of the relics preserved here. Great photo ops for HDR, textures, and macro. Time permitting we will also try to visit a local church or two for additional photo ops. Help will be provided in setting up and capturing your images.

In the evening we will spend time perfecting your shots utilizing Lightroom, Photoshop (Elements or CS/CC), and HDR software.

On Sunday, we will drive to the Pocono Mountains for “mist” – waterfall and foliage ops at Childs Park and Bushkill Falls (not difficult walks, but multiple staircases at both locations). We will help you capture that “silky” water effect with proper camera settings.



Or directly with me by e-mail

Broken Window Dark - web

Childs Park #1 - web

Upper Bushkill Falls river-web

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Topaz May Special!

My friends at Topaz have released their May sale item — Topaz Clean! 50% off – Reg. $29.99 – for May just $14.99! SALE STARTS MAY 8TH through MAY 31st.

Click HERE to get the discount! Discount code: mayclean

Topaz Clean lets you smooth edges and surfaces in your photos. It’s great for subjects like cars and portraits, and you can also use it to create some interesting effects as well. Clean has three main controls:

* Smoothness: smoothes the surfaces of your photo. Useful for removing blemishes from skin, removing dust + noise, creating a “flatter” texture, and more.

* Edges: smoothly enhances edges with a unique process that looks “vectorized”. This creates smooth and well-defined lines in your photo that work great on image features like hair and eyelashes.

* Texture: recovers and refines original detail in your image to keep it looking natural. For example, re-introduce original skin texture in your portraits to prevent your post-processing from looking too overdone or “plastic”.


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Topaz April Promo-50% off Detail!

If you want to make the details of your images “pop”, Topaz Detail is the perfect plug in! If you do not already have this fabulous suite of programs, you can purchase Detail at 50% off until April 30th. Reg. price is $39.99 – Save $20!!

Click HERE to get your discount! Discount code is aprdetail

Here are the main benefits of Topaz Detail:
* Better control over image detail. Detail uses size-based processing that lets you independently adjust small, medium, and large details.
* More natural images. The technology in Detail substantially reduces the halos and artifacts you get from over-sharpening.
* More volume and three-dimensionality. Detail can enhance larger image features to increase the perceived “depth” of your photo.

This is one of my award-winning images that I used Detail to bring out the depth in the water droplets.Pink

Click HERE to get your discount! Discount code is aprdetail


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Textures Workshop – Video Preview!

Visit for a preview of my new Textures Workshop!

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3 New Workshops Announced!

I’m pleased to announce three new workshops to help you take your photography to the next level!

SAT., MAY 3, 2014


Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art (Part Deux)

If you attended our first workshop in February, you know we just scratched the surface of all the ways we can create and use textures. This workshop will NOT be a repeat – it will be all new creations! Join us for some texture fun and turn your photos into a work of art!

Bring your laptop (or follow along with a friend), loaded with Photoshop CS/CC or Elements (version 9 or later). I will provide detailed notes and a CD of images we can work on together.


Please note change of date to: SAT., MAY 31, 2014 


Powerful Software to Make Beautiful Photos

Topaz is at the top of my list of Photoshop Plug-Ins. Their suite of 14 products lets you do everything from creating stunning black and white images, to artistic paintings, simulating various photographic effects, and removing noise from digital images, and much, much more.

Bring your laptop (or follow along with a friend) loaded with Photoshop CS/CC or Elements (version 9 or later), as well as Topaz Suite. If you haven’t purchased the suite yet, you can download a free 30-day trial at: You can save 15% on your purchase through this link and using the code MeredithImages. Let’s get creative!!

I will supply detailed notes as well as a CD of images that we can work on together.


SAT., JUNE 14, 2014


From Capture to Processing

In some photography circles, HDR has a bad reputation! People associate it with an over-processed “grunge” look. In this seminar I will demonstrate that HDR can also look very natural – it’s all in the processing. It can even be used on delicate flower images! We will meet early morning to take some images at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford (just a couple miles down the road from the hotel). We will review shooting a series of shots by bracketing to capture all of the light that our eyes can see in a scene, then I will then we will head over to the meeting room at 9 a.m. and I will show you how to process using Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft and Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. I will also touch on using other plug-ins and textures to then add some further creativity to your images.

Bring your camera, tripod and cable release as well as your laptop loaded with Photomatix or Nik HDR Efex Pro. If you do not have either program yet, you can download a free trial at:



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Welcome to your new favorite spot for learning and creativity!



Check the Seminars page for all of the camera clubs &

conferences we will be visiting so far in 2014.


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