Take 50% Off “Golden Hours” eBook for One Week Only!

One of our writers, Christopher O’Donnell, has just released a fantastic eBook that landscape photography enthusiasts will certainly appreciate, and we’re thrilled to offer it to you at a 50% discount for one week only. Golden Hours: Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets gives you over 252 pages and two eBooks worth of valuable information, guiding you through all the steps needed to create a beautiful golden hour photograph in a simple, easy-to-follow format.

Golden Hours eBook cover

Click to purchase at 50% off with discount code PHOTOBLGGR

Many photographers will often note that their sunrise and sunset images rarely represent the scene they observed. By detailing the specific steps of his creative workflow, both in the field and in the digital darkroom, Christopher explains how to successfully translate what your eyes see during one of the most challenging times of day to photograph, and how to represent that experience visually by using a combination of camera and processing techniques. Golden Hours will allow you to transcend the disparity between what you see and your results, allowing you to create realistic, vibrant images of this beautiful light.

Golden Hours page preview

What’s Inside

  • Choosing a Location: How to find prime locations for the golden hours, what tools I use to help me scout, and special considerations to take to help you select the best vantage points.
  • Finding Interest: How to compose your image, find balance, and unlock your creative potential when framing your scene.
  • Judging Your Light: This section explains the unique exposure challenges that the golden hours present and multiple ways to overcome them (exposure blending and GND filters), allowing you to choose one that compliments your workflow.
  • Tripods and Focusing: Special considerations to take when focusing your image, and the importance of image stabilization for the golden hours.
  • Creativity with Aperture: The golden hour light has a unique ability to transform the landscape, and your depth of field can greatly affect how this light appears. This section shows the creative power your aperture can have during the golden hours.
  • Alternative Perspectives: To conclude, this section discusses how to take full advantage of the golden hours and explore different compositions that one would not normally consider, inspiring you to think beyond the mainstream confines and tap into your creativity. This section also covers the “blue hours”, also known as civil twilight, and the unique quality of light this window of time provides.

Also included is a detailed explanation to 29 of his most popular golden hour images. Each high-resolution photograph is paired with a wealth of valuable information on his creative processes, as well as important technical notes and EXIF data.

Click here to read more about this ebook.

Golden Hour eBook includes how to create sunstars

Bonus: Exposure Blending eBook
Also included with this eBook is an additional guide on exposure blending, the post processing technique Christopher uses to create his golden hour images in the digital darkroom. In this step-by-step guide, he discusses the entire process of exposure blending – from autobracketing in the field, to combining different exposures in post process.

Exposure Blending eBook cover

How to get your copy:
To celebrate this new edition, Christopher is offering Photography Blogger readers a 50% discount from now until June 26, 2014 by using the discount code PHOTOBLGGR. This offer is only available for a week, so make sure to pick up your copy at this incredible price! Click here to get yours today.

Christopher also offers a 30-day “no questions asked” guarantee: if for any reason you are not satisfied he will refund the purchase price so there is no risk in trying.




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