Colors are the most important element in today’s post processing. They decide the mood, the contrast, and even the depth in an image. Too many different colors will confuse the viewers’ eye and removing too many color tones will make it more difficult to show a certain mood and create color contrast. In this in-depth processing tutorial, Max Rive will demonstrate how he works with colors and how to come up with the perfect balance. Other techniques will also be demonstrated, such as manual focus stacking, shadow painting, the unique contrast control technique and more.
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Learn all the secrets to improve the color tones in Camera RAW.
Focus stacking requires to adjust the image for perfect results.
Make more seperation between objects by using the quick selection tool.
Recover/increase shadow details.
Recover/increase shadow details.
Use this totally unique yet effective way to recover underexposed parts and to increase shadow details.
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 Green Paradise
Max Rive teaches how to process images in a unique way, you will go one step further. No matter what level you have, whether you are starting or if you have an advanced level, their video tutorials will provide you with more than you can imagine. Master the Dodge and Burn technique like no one else. Everything explained in a simple way, it is understood very well. If you want to take your images to a higher level, don't miss this opportunity.
I liked a lot your processing videos. I have bought a couple of them, and this investment was absolutely worth it. Your style is specific and original, and you deliver the content in an understandable way for any photographer. Also, thank you for revealing your developing secret techniques. It was significant learning for me and changed my approach in my image editing and retouching.
Your processing videos showed me that with a few -easy to apply- work steps (many of which I have incorporated into my own workflow) one can easily make the most out of one's photos.
Since I bought a video tutorial from Max, I have improved my processing skills to another level, it is a combination of techniques that I have never seen before amd that have become part of my daily workflow.
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.
I acquired several processing videos from Max Rive and the techniques he used improved my workflow masively.
They are very well structured, the explanations are very clear and concise and it shows you the entire process from beginning to end.
To anyone who is wondering whether to buy these videos or not, I say: Do not hesitate! They are a treasure, photographically speaking.
This Step by Step Video changed my whole Processing Workflow and brings my work to a higher level!
I thouroughly enjoyed Max's tutorial. I've been using Photoshop for a long time and I still learned new techniques that have made my photos that much better. My friends are blown away when they see my new ones!
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 recommend those who are looking to improve their photography, by learning how to properly focus stack, create lighting through dodging and burning, create depth through separation and establishing an impactful scene overall, to check out Max's tutorials. You will not be disapointed.
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.
I watched "Green Paradise" and "The White Mountain" and I was impressed and conquered! My post-production has improved thanks to his advice and his ultimate color techniques, focus stacking and color painting. Every video is absolutely stunning and easy to understand. Thanks Max for your wonderful work.
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Max’s post processing videos helped improve my landscape photography a lot! What would have taken me potentially years to learn, I was able to grasp and put into my workflow quickly. New ideas, thoughts and techniques to help me scout, capture and then post process images have been so incredibly valuable to my progression. These tutorials for me have been my best investment in progressing as a landscape photographer. I look forward to keep learning from you Max! Keep the content coming. Your fan -Chance Allred
I purchased some of your video tutorials and it helped me a lot to improve my post-processing. They show In-depth exlanations of your techniques with many useful tips - it all is very well done!
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
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.
Max’s videos show how to maximize all the data in your image to push contrast and colors. (which have helped my processing greatly). They really help to understand workflow and explains well what tools are used to achieve results which have helped my processing greatly. I like the deep dive into PS and how to use the tools effectively and efficiently. Max does a fantastic job helping your understand PS which has allowed me to experiment and take my processing to a higher level.
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.