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Do you sometimes come back disappointed from a photo location because the light wasn’t impressive enough? Or do you have difficulty with getting everything out of a RAW file when the conditions were not great? Watch and learn today how Max Rive transforms a location in Peru with ordinary light into something that looks like it came out of a fairytale. Special attention in this video is given to: color and light painting on the trees, adding mist, increasing separation by both colors and contrast, shifting the light to one side, making small adjustments for Instagram and much more.
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Add light with ND grad
Add light with ND grad
Add dramatic light effects with this simple technique in Camera RAW.
Give the snow on the mountain true whites in Photoshop with color correction and contrast techniques.
Increase the depth and mood of the image in Photoshop by adding realistic looking mist.
Color Paint Objects
Color Paint Objects
Learn how to make objects look more 3 dimensional by contouring with colors.
Make your photo ready for Instagram - vertical distortion correction, contrast adjustments, sharpening and file reduction.
Learn how to recover FULL details in overexposed parts.
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 The White Mountain
I purchased the White Mountain video and was so impressed that I purchased 2 additional videos (Mountain Paradise and Digital Scouting with Google Earth). He has a meticulously thought out plan that he walks you through, explaining the “how and why” of what he is doing on each step. His use of color separation, color balance, light painting and his Unique Contrast Control technique results in an insane 3D effect! My images have definitely taken a major step forward, thanks Max!
Max, having long been a fan of your photography, I decided to purchase one of your tutorials on Photoshop techniques. I have been using Photoshop for approximately 10 years, and your tutorial taught me methods and techniques that I never knew existed. I sincerely appreciate that you willingly share some of your secrets, and look forward to using such in all of my future photography.
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!
The tutorial is so damn inspiring! Love the color contrast technique so much! It helps me a lot in post processing stage.
Had the opportunity to look at some of Max's tutorials, and those were the real game changer. He use to process his images with a unique technique, that can be re-applied to every kind of workflow, adapt for beginners but especially the mid-pros, as the tools used are really basics compared to the luminosity masks and all the other stuff, you're going to understand that with one simple and elementary tool, you can more likely do everything without struggling around dozen of layers.
I purchased the Photoshop tutorial "The White Mountain" and followed the tutorial with great interest and learned a lot of new
things about photo editing. In particular, I was impressed that such an extensive and impressive editing could be done also without a
non-destructive workflow. Many thanks for your inspiring work
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.
Just in these last days I have reviewed several times the two tutorials of Max Rive that I bought" The White Mountain "and" Mountain Paradise "and I realized how powerful are its advanced contrast, three-dimensionality and color correction techniques. I believe that his style is something unique, imitated by many, but without achieving the same amazing results. I recommend to anyone who wants to learn post-production from one of the best landscape photographers today to buy his videos tutorial. You will learn simple techniques, but at the same time able to give soul to your landscape photos
If someone were to ask me in an interview, “who has influenced your photography the most?,” Max Rive’s name would have to be on the top of that list. Being in retirement, I have the luxury of being able to deep-dive exclusively into one topic, and last summer, my topic was Max Rive’s editing tutorials. And I am so glad I invested the time & the money…to listen intently to what he teaches. The upshot of it is, my editing workflow now follows a very similar path to Max’s, even with all the other inputs a landscape photographer receives. I am very grateful for this foundation and inspiration in my own workflow.
I love taking the opportunity and time to learn about the workflows of other photographers. Max is definitely no exception! He has a very unique way of dodging/burning, managing color and creating depth in his images. His videos are very thorough, from start to finish, and he always explains why he's doing something, which is just as important as the how. I highly recommend his videos if you're looking for some fresh ideas to spice up your processing game
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...
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.
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.
The processing tutorials, also the master of visuals lessions helped me a lot to improve my processing skills. They pushed me to learn more and I learned so many new techniques from you, thank you for that Max!
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 the bundle „paradise mountain + white mountain“. It really helped me to understand the importance of color balance as well as creating depth in photos. Max’s step by step way of editing helped me to pay more attention to little details. Which is necessary to create outstanding photos, I believe. Max got a great eye for those little details and can teach techniques in a simple and understandable way, to bring out the best in your photos. I really can recommend his tutorials.
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 have helped me to improve my workflow! I have learned new processing techniques, I love your system, it is unique and it provides a fresh insight into some of the Photoshop tools.
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 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 discovered Max's tutorials for the first time while joining his Patagonia Tour. Max's tutorials are very applicable to all sorts of landscape photography and are especially recommended for those, who want to achieve more dramatic and epic final product impacts. They are based on examples and motives from real life and they gently guide the artist from basic techniques to more progressive approaches. Nowadays every photo I create still contains his knowledge and post production techniques.
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.