The Northern Lights - Frank Olsen

Hi! I am a Norwegian 54 old man and I’ve been living all my life in the northern parts of the country, above the arctic circle.

I’ve been told I am one of the best Aurora shooters but I don’t agree to that, though… But I don’t know anybody else that is committed to this kind of photography as I am.

The Northern Lights - Frank Olsen

How I Got Started

Before I got ill, and on a disability pension, I was working as a technical engineer in one of Norway’s biggest hospitals. So what used to be a dear hobby, has now become more like my daily routine…

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We are back again with Jeff McPheeters as he shares his technical post-processing workflow to perfecting the storm. Learn tips and tricks for camera settings to yield better storm photography, as well as great tips for perfecting your images.

Did you miss part 1 Into the Storm with Jeff McPheeters or part 2 Catching the Storm with Jeff McPheeters? Well read them before continuing on to part 3!

Jeff McPheeters Storm Photography: Wall Cloud in Kansas

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Topaz Adjust

Here at Topaz we have a program for every need! We have programs for the technical photographer and the artist alike. If you’re new to plugins or new to Topaz, you may be wondering what is Topaz Adjust? Well, it’s one of our most popular programs and it is sure to take disappointing images to beautiful images that fully reflect your photographic vision in brilliant contrast, depth, and color.

Topaz Adjust

Imagine this: You see an awe-inspiring sight and it’s breathtaking! It’s the waterfall you hiked 5 miles to see. Maybe it’s the playtime your children are enjoying together on a warm summer day. It’s the classic car you’ve been dreaming of for 30 years. Whatever it is, you can hardly take your eyes off it and you have to capture the memory, immediately. You raise your camera and snap away!

But then… your excitement fades as you realize the digital version pales in comparison to the real thing. If only there was a way to make the image fully reflect your photographic vision in brilliant contrast, depth, and color…

…and there is with Topaz Adjust!

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We are back with Kansas native and photographer, Jeff McPheeters, who shares some insights on how he prepares for catching the storm. Learn how he prepares for photographing different weather patterns, what he looks for to create a great composition, tips and tricks to great storm photography, and more! Did you miss part 1, Into the Storm with Jeff McPheeters? Read it before you read part 2 and then continue onto part 3, Perfecting the Storm with Jeff McPheeters.

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Wildflower Photography

Join us as we learn more about John Koscinski’s Wildflower and Bird Photography in this Topaz User Spotlight!

Bird Photography

ABOUT: The white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family and forages for insects on trunks and branches and is able to move head-first down trees.

About John

I’m a Graphic Designer, worked 5 years in a studio, and I have my own studio now. I got into photography doing Wildlife and Flower photography with the Audubon about 15 years ago and I do Wildlife and Flower Photography for their magazine and newsletter.

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