Growing Into The Photographer You Want To Become

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Regular Price: $147.00

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$6700Regular Price $97.00
  • 10 Exceptional Training Videos (+ Introduction and Conclusion)
  • High-res Practice DNG Files and Before/After Previews
  • 2 Cloud Overlays

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$8700Regular Price $147.00
  • 10 Exceptional Training Videos (+ Introduction and Conclusion)
  • High-res Practice DNG Files and Before/After Previews
  • 20 Cloud Overlays
  • The Inspiration of “Then & Now” eBook (70+ pages)
  • Then & Now Recipe Book (200+ pages)
  • 15 Then & Now Orton Actions for Adobe Photoshop
  • 15 Then & Now Adobe Creative Profiles
  • 15 Then & Now Creative LUT Files
  • Pre-built Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Catalog w/Practice Files
  • LAUNCH BONUS: 5 Photo Redux Videos
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A Totally Unique Approach to Growing Your Photography

One thing I’ve realized after practicing photography for over 20 years—and teaching it for over 10—is that there is SO much that you can learn by studying yourself. Taking the time to seriously examine the works of the photographer you used to be is an excellent practice to guide yourself towards the photographer you want to become.

That is why I created Then & Now.

The Numbers Tell The Story

Of the 2,500+ photographers surveyed, almost 90% believe in the importance of learning from your own photography, yet less than 45% have done so in the past year. That was then.

The time to grow your photography is NOW.

Photographers with at least 5+ years of practiced experience

90%

Photographers who believe in the importance of tracking one’s own creative growth

87%

Photographers who can’t remember the last time they reviewed their creative growth

56%

Why Go Premium?

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Then & Now Premium Includes All Of The Following

Then & Now eBook

There is lots to learn from training videos. However, there is as much to learn from the stories and inspiration that come from years of making mistakes, dusting yourself off, and trying again. This 70+ page ebook explains why I created Then & Now and will provide you with new ideas for how you can continue your journey as a photographer.

Then & Now Recipe Book

There is nothing that can replace jotting down your own notes as you learn. That’s why I made the Then & Now Recipe Book. In its 200+ pages, you’ll find every single action taken in each training videos laid out, along with a clear image illustrating what to click, and a section to jot down your own notes while you follow along.

Orton Effects Photoshop Actions

While watching some of the training videos, you’ll see me introduce one of my favorite stylization tools: the Orton Effect. When applied, the Orton Effect adds a stunning, soft-focus glow to a photo. The key is to pair your photo with the right type of effect. That’s why I’m including these 15 custom-built Then & Now Orton Effect actions for Adobe Photoshop. You’ll find different variations that will surely pair beautifully with your photos.

Adobe Creative Profiles & LUT Pack

Whenever I stylize my photos, I get inspired to create a family of looks that work well together. It helps to add a common thread to a series of similar photos while giving each one its own touch. With Then & Now, I created a brand new collection of 15 beautiful Adobe Profiles that can be used in Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, and Camera Raw. You’ll also get the matching LUTs that can be used in a variety of supporting photo apps, like ON1 Photo RAW and Skylum Luminar.

Then & Now Cloud Pack

Several of the Then & Now training videos include a unique approach to swapping out a sky. Whereas other techniques can lead to less-than-seamless results, the techniques used here make it exceptionally easy to add more character to a boring blue sky. To make sure that you have plenty of options for how you fill those skies, I’ve included 20 brand new cloud overlays. Each cloud file is 42 megapixels, giving you more than enough resolution to fit your needs.

LAUNCH BONUS: Photo Redux Add-on

As a bonus for ordering Then & Now Premium, I’m including five additional videos from Photo Redux. For the first time ever, I’m making these videos available to download and am including the practice files for so you can follow along at your own pace.

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I’ve Learned So Much Building Then & Now

As part of researching my own photos and post-processing workflows to build Then & Now, I began noticing patterns in how I approached my work a decade ago. The more time I spent looking through the works of the photographer I used to be, certain concepts became very clear and this inspired me to create the following two videos. Take the time to watch both of them. I bet you’ll find yourself nodding at least once, realizing that you may very well see a little bit of the photographer you are, or used to be.

Watch an entire video from Then & Now

Then & Now Examples

Acadia Foggy Coast

Then
Now

Beautiful Amalfi

Then

Classic DUMBO

Then
Now

Church Interior

Then
Now

Regular Price: $97.00

Regular Price: $147.00

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Standard

$6700Regular Price $97.00
  • 10 Exceptional Training Videos (+ Introduction and Conclusion)
  • High-res Practice DNG Files and Before/After Previews
  • 2 Cloud Overlays

Premium

$8700Regular Price $147.00
  • 10 Exceptional Training Videos (+ Introduction and Conclusion)
  • High-res Practice DNG Files and Before/After Previews
  • 20 Cloud Overlays
  • The Inspiration of “Then & Now” eBook (70+ pages)
  • Then & Now Recipe Book (200+ pages)
  • 15 Then & Now Orton Actions for Adobe Photoshop
  • 15 Then & Now Adobe Creative Profiles
  • 15 Then & Now Creative LUT Files
  • Pre-built Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Catalog w/Practice Files
  • LAUNCH BONUS: 5 Photo Redux Videos

FAQ

Before I even built Then & Now, I was developing a system to actively review my oldest photos and determine which would be worth re-editing or re-shooting. That is to say that I believe such a practice is as important for seasoned photographers as for beginners.
Whether you’re new to photography or have been shooting for years, I am sure you will find a trove of useful and inspiring materials to aid in your creative growth.
Absolutely! Whether you purchase Then & Now Standard or Premium, you’ll be able to securely stream each of the ten videos (plus Introduction and Conclusion) on any internet-connected device AND download them in full HD resolution to your computer.
If you purchased Then & Now Premium during the launch window, you’ll also get access to stream and download the five bonus Photo Redux videos. Who doesn’t love a bonus?!
Sure thing! Both the Then & Now eBook and Recipe Book are made available in two PDF versions: horizontal and vertical. The vertical version is ideal for those who want to print the Recipe Book so that each step is on its own page. The horizontal version is a great option if you want to read the eBook on a tablet or widescreen display.

The photos in all 10 videos were edited using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC (Version 8) and Adobe Photoshop CC (Version 20). Virtually all of the steps in the videos can be replicated in older versions, but there are a few features that may not be available, like Content-Aware Scaling and HDR tone-mapping (in Adobe Lightroom CC, for example).

While you don’t explicitly need Adobe Creative Cloud to enjoy this course, it is highly recommended in order to follow along with the training videos and utilize the Adobe Creative Profile Pack, LUT Pack, and Orton Effects Actions bundled with Then & Now Premium.
You can subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud by clicking here.

Then & Now (Standard and Premium) were built exclusively using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Photoshop CC. All of the editing techniques shown in the videos use both of these products.

Also, the add-ons for Then & Now Premium are designed to only work with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, Camera Raw and Photoshop. You can view the installation guides for those add-ons here.

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