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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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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Topaz Labs Simplify makes cartooning your critter effortless!Cartoon your Critter

Almost everyone has one. Man’s best friend, this may be a dog, cat, or even a lizard. No matter whether they walk, hop, slither, or crawl, one thing is for sure: You love your pet. Now, wouldn’t you enjoying displaying to the world the love for your pet? If flowers, trees, and mountains can be works of art, then so can your pet! Today, we are going to learn how to cartoon your critter, and turn him or her into a work of art that you can be mounted on your wall for years to come!

By using a few of the Topaz Labs plugins, Remask, Simplify, and Impression, we are going to effortlessly cartoon your critter. Don’t own the plugins? We offer 30 day free trials of all of our plugins. No credit cards required! To try Remask, click here. For Simplify, click over here! And for Impression, click right here. Now let’s get to cartooning your critter. Continue Reading