Luminar 2018

Changing software isn’t something that we, as photographers, do often. Thank goodness. There is a learning curve involved with switching out your software. I don’t know about you, but staring at new software can be overwhelming. But for the past year, that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. Learning how to use Macphun’s Luminar.

In 2015, I moved from using a rather massive PC that took up an entire office desk to doing all of my photo editing with a MacBook Pro that can go anywhere with me. No longer am I chained to my desk, or to my office for that matter.… More

nik-logoGoogle announced yesterday that it will be making it’s Nik Collection available free to photographers starting today. This software package was priced at $150 per license. If any of you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will be receiving a full refund from Google in the near future.

The Nik Collection includes seven desktop plug-ins for Abobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The plug-ins are: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. You can download the software package by going to this link and clicking on the Download Now button in the upper right hand corner.… More

Canon Selphy CP720 Compact Photo Printer
(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Daniel Quitoriano / Flickr

This is a guest post written by Joseph Eitan, Managing Director of Photo Paper Direct. Joseph has been working in the professional printing industry for over 25 years helping amateur and professional photographers alike. I think you will find his information on digital photo paper very useful. After reading his post, please be sure to check out his blog for more of his posts. And, if you’re also interested in writing a guest post here on Digital Photography Mastery, please contact me, thanks! –Wes


Digital photo paper is designed to utilize the power and accuracy of your printer to reproduce a hard copy print that closely resembles the photographed object.… More