One of the most important aspects in any photo after subject and composition is the mood – and one of the best ways to make a certain mood visible in the digital darkroom is by showing the direction of light. In this ‘’Dolomites’’ video you can expect an in-depth demonstration how to create light from the side. This will be done both in Camera Raw and in Photoshop. The techniques Max Rive uses are both unique and simpler than the usual technique used to create this effect.
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Light effects with ND-grad
Light effects with ND-grad
Learn how to use ND-grad filters in Adobe Camera RAW to add light effects.
Unique Contrast Control Technique
Unique Contrast Control Technique
Learn the best technique when it comes to adding contrast to your image in Photoshop.
Further enhance the light from the side in Photoshop with some unique and powerful techniques.
Add depth to the image by increasing the separation - various techniques will be demonstrated.
These Processing Instructional tutorials do NOT use the same processing techniques you see among all 99,9% of landscape photographers. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these – they work and can give incredible results. But after you’ve seen one – others will feel the same. The processing tutorials and techniques on this page from Landscape Photographer of the year Max Rive are different. Max Rive is an autodidact – just like he can find his own locations and unique compositions – he developed his own processing style with over 7300 hours of processing. Max Rive’s advice: ‘’If you are experienced with both photography and post processing, you don’t have to replace your current processing techniques but you can use my techniques to upgrade yours and to get new insights in my creative workflow’’.
Post processing plays a big part in today’s landscape photography. A good processed photo taken with a simple compact can look more impressive than a poorly processed photo taken with a high end DSLR. These instructional videos will bring your post processing skills to the next level – and will outvalue any other investment you can make to improve your photography. Words from Max Rive: ‘’If I had to choose between keeping my current camera but lose all my processing knowledge or keeping all my processing knowledge but use my first compact camera, I would always choose to keep my processing knowledge. In fact, I would not even be sure if people would notice when I change my camera when posting photos on the internet. Investing in your post processing is indeed by far the best investment you can make’’.
Max Rive: ‘’One day I received an email from someone who had bought my videos. He complemented me with the unique processing techniques he learned from it and how it has changed his workflow completely. Thankfully, I receive these compliments many times though this one is worth mentioning because at first, he was not all that enthusiastic. He expected advanced techniques and did not find them that advanced at first sight. Let me tell you why he changed completely in his opinion about my processing techniques. The more technical they get, the more they will distract you from your creativity. Compare it with an artist making a painting. The actual painting itself is nothing more than holding a brush and making strokes on a canvas. Would a painter benefit if this simple process would be made overly complicated? This is exactly how the common post processing techniques are done. They are unnecessary complicated. My techniques do not require much technical knowledge, nor are they difficult to learn and can create the most impressive processing results.’’
WHAT OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS SAY AFTER WATCHING Dolomites
There are a lot of post processing videos out there which just "gives a man a fish'' and feeds him for a day, but Max's videos teaches a man HOW to fish, which leads to feeding himself for a lifetime. Those videos are great because it shows you step by step from a simple to advanced level, both technical and composition-wise, it gives photographers the tools to perfection their craft in Photoshop.
Max’s passion for photography and for teaching Photoshop in particular is very infectious; you can feel the excitement in his voice as he shares his unique method of editing. His portfolio is filled with astounding images and he doesn’t hold back on how he uses photoshop as a tool in creating them. I have purchased many of his tutorials, including his Masterclass series, and gone on one of his tours to Patagonia led by the amazing Marco Grassi. I can honestly say that Max has boosted my passion and my skill in my pursuit of landscape photography excellence
First of all, I would like to say that it's a matter of pride for me to talk about your work and the material provided by you in the tutorial which is meant for people like us who pursue photography as passion and not hobby. Detailed photo processing methods like adding light, split toning and effectively using gradient tools are some thing to boast upon. I must say have learnt a lot from your tutorials and also leveraging on the skills acquired. Thank you for inspiring millions like me!!!
Very detailed and easy to follow along, Max takes you through his extensive editing process, giving insight into how he achieves his unique style. Worth every penny!
I bought and watched almost all of your processing videos. Even though I'm a experienced professional photographer, I learned a lot. The mastering of colors, separation and balance in your work is absolutly at the highest level. Even if you use your own techniques, the end result is always brilliant ! We share the love for mountains, beautiful landscapes in remote areas with some awsome light, and now we also share an engaged processing method, that I mostly learned from your videos...
I have purchased several of Max Rive's tutorials over the years and have learned something new from each one. Max has a unique processing style and he offers lots of insight into how he processes each image. While the technical processing sections of the videos are excellent, what I find most useful is hearing him explain why he makes each artistic and creative decision. These artistic principles can be applied to your own images to help you improve your photography. I highly recommend Max's processing videos.
Starting out with limited knowledge of photography and editing in particular, Max's tutorials really helped me to break that learning curve and 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.
I've loved Max's images on Instragram and was delighted to discover that he offered video tutorials to learn how he had achieved those mystical looks. I've purchased several of his classes by now and learned something new in every one of them: they are incredibly detailed, easy to follow, and fun! They haven't just allowed me to bring out the best in my photos, but also taught me about composition and location scouting. Knowing that I can make my images shine, and will find great places, makes photography more fun for me.
I have bought several videos from Max Rive, mainly to understand his workflow. He uses a very simple way of using layers in photoshop, but at the same time, very powerful.He explains very well the logic of light and some pretty nice tricks to really enhance your landscape images. If you are a landscape photographer, I recommend 100% any of the video tutorials of Max, it opens a new way of processing your images in very powerful and artistic ways.
I watched many other photographer's courses, but when I saw the first session of my dear friend (Max Rive) I finally found what i was looking for because it has a clear and organized style. Editing pictures became easier, and my style developed into the stage of professionalism. Max has a great talent in how to communicate information easily. He was always happy in helping me with information or clarifications, that is why I have a special dear and a fondness for him, and I consider him my dear brother.
Max’s processing videos are a hidden gem to those interested in learning about editing landscape photos. They provide a unique and creative method to processing, which will help take your editing and creative skills to another level. As an amateur landscape photographer, I found it very helpful the way the videos go into every detail from processing the raw image to uploading it on Instagram. Max’s photos are truly a testament to the uniqueness of the processing style
I started with the perfect sunstar up to your master processing program and during that time my images became so much more attention to the audience. My followers started to increase , they started to ask me about how to etc. What I most liked was to push my own limits and the potential of my fotos way beyond what I ever had expected in the past ! Thanks to your tutorials I became a better photographer in all aspects :)
Doesn’t matter whether you had the chance to meet Max Rive in person or not. Few minutes of one of his video tutorials and it will feel like you have known him for a long time. Max is friendly, deeply engaging and all his techniques are meticulously explained, step by step. Many of those are now part of my editing workflow. Few words to describe his tutorials? More addictive than Netflix.
I am an adventurer, but I really wanted some decent images. Before I bought your processing lessons, I just pushed the auto-tone or auto-contrast & did some small adjustments. Your processing videos helped me to get the best out of my images & do it the right way. To balance the colors, to find the right brightness & contrast, to guide the eye to the highlights even if they are more than one.
The Max Rive Tutorials are the best in the business. What I love about the Max Rive tutorials is that they aren't about a preset or how to copy-cat his style, instead they are about smart step by step workflow processes on how to get the best out of a photo so that these same skills can then be applied to your photos to bring out their best in your own style. If you are contemplating purchasing a tutorial series, this is the one I would recommend and they are worth it.