This photo won the award for best landscape photo of the year in 2017. It also got a perfect 100 score on the website 500px – something that has only happened 1 time before in the history of the website. This is a must-have tutorial for everyone who wants to bring their post-processing to the next level and for those who want to see a different way of processing than any other landscape photographer.
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Camera RAW Colors
Camera RAW Colors
You can only create the Perfect color balance when using all tools in both Camera RAW and Photoshop.
Remove dust spots
Remove dust spots
When a dust spot covers 2 objects you can use a different more creative technique.than the spot removal tool.
Unique Contrast Control
Unique Contrast Control
Make your image even more dramatic with this unique technique. Create a dark image with shadow details in the darkest parts and a bright subject while maintaining details in the highlights.
Enhance the colors
Enhance the colors
In Photoshop there are different other techniques you can apply to further enhance the colors.
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 Photo of the Year '17
Those videos are great because it shows you step by step from a simple to advanced level, both technical and compositionwise, it gives photographers the tools to perfection their craft in Photoshop. After having watched this post processing video, I not only learned this new workflow but it also becomes a habit quickly when I process my own pictures!
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.
Joachim Paul Forna KreutzerUnired Kingdom
Max's processing videos have all been great! I enjoy working through them as Max tend to explain everything in enough detail for me to understand. I have been able to better understand specific tools in photoshop and more importantly how to use them to create the desired effects. I had long been a fan of Max's style of editing as the images felt a lot like paintings and it was nice to see how Max actually treating them as such. Additionally I like the sense of 'drama' that most of them convey.
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 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.
I am an adventurer, but I really wanted some decent images. Before I bought your processing
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.