Light rays are more than welcome when it comes to desired light when shooting into the sun. They not only look spectacular, but they also work as a leading line to a strong subject – the sun. With this processing video, you can also apply this light effect to both your existing photos with little light rays or with photos with no light rays at all. This video will also concentrate on showing both incredible shadow and highlight details in the darkest and brightest parts while still maintaining a high contrast look.
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Use ND-grad filters in Camera RAW in a way not seen before.
Create and enhance sunrays in Photoshop with some creative techniques which allows total control yet are very easy to learn.
Remove overexposed sky
Remove overexposed sky
Remove the overexposed sky with this unique technique in Adobe Photoshop.
Paint around objects with colors to enahnce the light and contrast.
Prepare your photo for Instagram by changing the distortion and contrast.
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 Tenerife
I was an admirer of Max's images and the style of his post processing so decided to give one of his tutorials a go. Although not all of Max's techniques are appropriate to my images I learnt a huge amount and enjoyed the whole tutorial. I Know my way around photoshop but certainly wouldn't class myself as an expert, but Max ran through every thing at a comfortable pace to follow a long. If you wish to improve your processing techniques I would recommend purchasing one of Max's tutorials
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!!!
Max Rive has truly set new standards in landscape photography.
The post-processing he applies follows a very artistic approach and some steps are inspired by landscape painting.
I have been doing photography and post-processing in Photoshop for many years, but Max's videos have given me new insights and techniques, which I now use in slightly modified form for each of my photos. Unlike many other videos, the focus is not so much on technique, but follows a very easy to understand artistic approach without having to master Photoshop in every detail.
I really liked Max's tutorials with plenty of techniques for processing landscape photos. His unique techniques only make use of a few tools which creates 3D looking images. No confusing layer masks, luminousity masks etc. Also the most important section is that every processing video has on location planning, finding good compositions, capturing sections. The courses are super helpful. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in landscape photography. I bet if you try to learn his techniques by youself you will definitely need 10+ years!
First of all I wanted to thank you for all the time you invested to create awesome learning tutorials about your unique workflow of image processing ! 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 :)
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 KreutzerUnited 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.
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 bought 3 of Max video tutorials, all are impressive and easy to follow. His attention to details and ability to imagine what he wanted to develop the raw files before he started the processing helps me understand how the post processing should be 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.
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.