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Being successful on Instagram means different things for different photographers. For some, it is necessary to get their daily dopamine high, while for others it is essential to run their business as a professional photographer. It is currently the biggest social media platform with over a billion active users a day. Gaining over 1.7 million followers over the course of 4 years, Max Rive knows how to grow his Instagram and he will share it all in this tutorial. This video will cover general Instagram processing and file preparation tips. During the processing part, various photos will be processed as well as one photo from start to finish.
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Image size and sharpness
Image size and sharpness
Know when to use which image size and how to create ultimate sharpness.
One of the most important adjustment you can make to your photos is adding vertical distortion. The key in this technique is to include more photo in a vertical format without making it look distorted.
Finding the best Crop
Finding the best Crop
Come up with the best crop for Instagram on your existing photos - composition, subject, light and distortion allowance all play part in this.
Add light effects
Add light effects
When you crop a photo in a vertical format for Instagram you might elimitate elements of the original image such as the direction of light. Learn with this technique to include them in a vertical image.
Start to Finish
Start to Finish
A from start (RAW included) to finish demonstration is included in which all techniques will be demonstrated once more.
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 Instagram Zero to Hero
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.
There are a number of different things I like about Max's photography; balance of tones, simplicity in colors and 'oomph' are some. I tried myself for years to apply some of those concepts to my style of photography but failed. Then came the tutorial series from Max which I'm glad I bought and followed. They are well laid out, methodical and explain concepts to execution which I could not have learned myself. Simply they helped me a great deal. I recommend them for anybody who would like to add a creative touch to your photography
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 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 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!
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.
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.