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We’ve got a new editor in the house! Our 15th program, Topaz Glow, has been released and is available for a special reduced price of $49.99 until December 31st, 2014. Use the coupon code introglow at checkout to receive this $20 discount.

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Topaz Glow is a software program that uses state-of-the-art image processing techniques to produce illuminating light effects. Extracting the light from each image, Glow can produce an exclusive range of looks from more than 70 one-click effects separated into six collections.

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Guest article by Whytake.com

Authors: Alister Benn & Rafael Rojas

Alister Benn and Rafael Rojas are both award winning landscape photographers, experienced guides, instructors and authors of inspiring educational material. By combining their strengths and co-producing the Whytake.com e-modules they have created material that is progressive, innovative and unique in the field of nature photography education.

They are co-authors of – Digital Black and White Landscape Photography

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One-hundred years ago, making photographs in black and white was a technical limitation; today it is a creative choice. It is somewhat ironic that after a century of scientific development to deliver cameras capable of capturing the world full of rich textures and colors, so many of us have returned to making images in mono. Why would that be?

The 21st century has been a whirlwind of development in both camera/sensor technology and the processing power of our home computers. It is not too bold to suggest that most of our smart phones today are packed with more possibilities than our DSLR’s were a decade ago.

But, as always, contemporary tools are also full of quick fixes and automation, leaving us with both a gift and a curse. The gifts are obvious; speed, efficiency, convenience and not least, being able to bypass a lot of study and craft. However, the flip side of this is that we so often find ourselves handing our images over to the computer and failing to truly understand why it is we are making them in the first place.

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