Getting to Know Luminar

By | 2018-02-13T13:33:56+00:00 September 18th, 2017|6 Comments

Photographers have many choices for post-processing applications, and I tend to gravitate to the ones I’m most familiar with, as well as those that I enjoy using. Recently I’ve been giving the Macphun products a try, and I’ve found them to be very intuitive and easy to use. I’ve also had a lot of fun learning and playing with the filters, presets, and other tools inside of both Luminar and Aurora.

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Below you’ll find a short 10-minute video where I demonstrate some of the features of Luminar while doing a simple edit of a photo I created in Morocco earlier this year. And, if you’d like to give Luminar a try for yourself, click here (or use the button below).

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Watch the Tutorial

Watch below to see a post-processing walk through with this software:

View the before/after image from the tutorial:

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

6 Comments

  1. ppcru September 18, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Gracias Nicole S. me encanto!! se agradece que compartas tus talentos.

  2. KUMAR Rege September 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks Nicole, very nice introductory video. I have also recently purchased it and find it very intuitive. Looking forward to few more videos on Luminar from you . Best wishes, Kumar

  3. Stella October 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Great tutorial and I love the way you adapt the image.

  4. ELLIOT STERN November 6, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    As always Nicole, a great presentation. Thanks. After almost a year of experimenting with a variety of raw processors including the ones from our buddies at On1 I have come back to Luminar because it is the most complete simplest and intuitive program in the market. I am anxious to do a hands on with 2018 and its future developments. Everything I ever had with Adobe went into the trash can and is gone. On1 which can’t seem to get out of beta is going to go very shortly as well. A couple of others I am keeping around.

    Thanks for lesson here and i hope you are developing a full course for 2018.

  5. ELLIOT STERN November 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    I have a pretty serious question and I know this one is going to be tough to answer, but it always pays to ask the instructor. Besides my Macs I also have an Ipad Pro 10.5 and have been trying different raw processors but can’t lock onto anything special. Have you been using an Ipadpro and if so is there a raw processor besides one that says Adobe that you have taken a liking to.

    Thanks.

  6. JPTurner November 10, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Nice over view video!

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