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When taking a photo with both the foreground and the background in focus, most of us think we need a tripod. Max Rive rarely uses a tripod because it limits his freedom to move the camera around for getting the best composition – as well as when doing focus stacking. After many requests to make his unique way of focus stacking public, it is now finally here: An in-depth demonstration on how to get great focus stacking results from photos taken without a tripod that have different foreground positions. 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

Unique way of focus Stacking

Unique way of focus Stacking

This technique allows you to shoot multople different images handheld while still getting great focus stacking results.

Adding haze and depth

Adding haze and depth

Learn different techniques in Adobe Photoshop to increase the separation between layers and the depth of the image.

Adding Light

Adding Light

The sun is setting just outside the frame and as a result there is still some glow visible with the naked eye. Learn how to add this glow in your photo. 

This Course Is for you if
Difficult Focus Stacking made Easy.

...You would like to learn how to do focus stacking in Photoshop with nearby foreground objects. This often results in difficult merging – not any more with this unique editing technique.


Adding Light and Separation.

...You would like to add great separation and light to your image. A combination of multiple techniques have been used to create that special effect on the left side of this landscape photo.


Prepare for Instagram.

...You would like to know how to crop, edit and prepare your horizontal image the best way possible for Instagram. Know how to post the best possible version on Instagram to get the highest engagement.

PROCESSED WITH THESE TECHNIQUES
SOME TECHNIQUES EXPLAINED

Manual Focus Stacking.

Manual Focus Stacking.

The Focus Stacking technique combines multiple images taken at different focus distances.This technique is needed if you want to have sharpness from front to back, and if your camera is within a short distance towards the nearest foreground object. This technique is only possible if you are using a tripod - or, at least that is what most photographers. think. Max Rive will demonstrate how you can do the focus stacking technique when the photos have been taken handheld. 

The presence of haze is a welcome element when you want to achieve more depth. The more haze, the more depth between layers. Sometimes the sky is very clear or there is no light coming in the valley. In these cases the photo can greatly benefit from added haze. The color of the haze is also important, which should be warmer and brighter towards the sun and cooler and darker when you are further away from the sun. In this Photoshop editing tutorial you will learn how to add realistic looking haze and which rules apply in order to make it look realistic. 

Haze.

Haze.

Light.

Light.

The Light in a landscape photo is important for the depth, the mood, the balance of the composition and as a focus point. When the light increases, it can increase the separation between mountain layers and can add light on the side of the image. It will also have an effect on the light or glow on the foreground and mid ground. In this tutorial you will apply all of these with quick to learn techniques, allowing you to paint the desired light in your landscape photo. 

WHY MAX MADE THIS TUTORIAL

The absolute highlight during my exploration of the Andes, was this high mountain viewpoint towards Siula Grande. There were numerous different flowers I used as foreground, such as these lupine flowers. As i rarely use a tripod when on location, I had to do manual focus stockaing. When I had to choose a from start to finish tutorial from this location , I choose this one because of the big variety of editing techniques. Besides the manual focus stacking technique, I do different light techniques. Such as light from the side, sun glow, separation, light on the pool, reflecting glacier, river editing, and more. I also worked on the details of the snow capped mountains with my snow contrast technique. The colors have been editied with the HSL, Split Toning, White Balance, Color Balance and Selective Color. I finish this from start to finish tutorial with my Instagram editing technique and preparation workflow.

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS SAY AFTER WATCHING Paradise Mountain

This are 3 out of 24 testimonial


''brought me to the next-level''

Starting out with limited knowledge of photography and editing in particular, Max's Paradise Mountain tutorial really helped me to take my images to a whole new level. As someone who wants to convey that adventurous spirit through photography, nobody exemplifies that better than Max and these tutorials can help you get there. Detailed and easy to follow, not only will you learn a wide range of editing techniques, but also how to think creatively about your images to bring out mood, atmosphere, depth and most importantly, emotion.

David Gay

''always use his techniques now''

I discovered Max's tutorials for the first time while joining his Patagonia Tour. The Paradise Mountain tutorial is very applicable to all sorts of landscape photography and are especially recommended for those, who want to achieve more dramatic and epic final product impacts. They are based on examples and motives from real life, and they gently guide the artist from basic techniques to more progressive Photoshop approaches. Nowadays every photo I create still contains his knowledge and post production techniques.

Luka Vunduk

''brings out the best''

The Paradise Mountain editing tutorial really helped me to understand the importance of color balance, as well as creating depth in my landscape photos. Max’s step by step way of photoshop editing helped me to pay more attention to little photoshop details. Which is necessary to create outstanding photos. Max got a great eye for those little details and can teach post-processing techniques in a simple and understandable way, to bring out the best in your landscape photos. I really can recommend histu torials!

Robert Pilari


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