Craft & Vision, my English publisher, is having a massive Black Friday sale: all eBooks, video tutorials and presets are all 50 percent off. No complicated rules or discounts that only apply to the basement stuff. No, everything is half price, from the just-published and highly interesting eBook by Willem Wernsen, 'On Street Photography' to my very first 'The Power of Black and White in Adobe Lightroom and Beyond'.
And on top of that, 20 percent of all profits will go to the Red Cross. Lord knows the world needs some patching and mending!
Last time I counted, there were over 50 titles in the store, all reasonably priced even at full price so they're definitely a steal during this Black Friday sale. Below is a - highly subjective - selection. Be sure to check out the titles I don't mention here, too! The sale goes from now until Saturday, November 28th, 11.59m PM (PST)
On Street Photography
Dutch Willem Wernsen was a Street Photographer long before every bearded hipster with a second-hand Leica claimed to be one. In 'On Street Photography', Willem talks about his approach to street photography. There is some excellent advice and some equally excellent images from a career that spans decades.
Regular price is $15 + VAT, now only $7.50 + VAT
Piet Van den Eynde's Black & White Develop Presets
From Street Photography to Black and White presets: it's a small step. My Black and White preset bundle contains over 100 presets, ranging from 'One Click Effects' to 'Finishing Touches'. The bundle comes with nice extras: 4 video tutorials and a manual. Some would charge $20 just for those.
Regular price is $20 + VAT, now only $10 + VAT
PHOTOGRAPH 09, Black & White Special
And while we're (still) on the subject of Black and White: issue 9 of Craft & Vision's bi-monthly magazine is a special edition dedicated to B+W. There are really stunning portfolios and interviews with some of the best black and white photographers out there. I really loved the work of Julia Anna Gospodarou.
Regular price: $8 + VAT, now only $4 + VAT
PHOTOGRAPH is a highly addictive magazine, so if you buy one, you're going to want to buy more. So, why not just treat yourself to the bundle of 12 issues. This bundle is already 25 percent off of the regular price and the Black Friday special brings it down to only $36 + VAT. There's some 2.000 ad-free pages of beautiful photos, interviews and tutorials, including 12 before and afters by yours truly.
Regular Price $72 + VAT, now only $36 + VAT
Piet Van den Eynde's Colour Grading Presets
Ready for some more presets? This Lightroom preset bundle of 80 'One Click Presets' and dozens of 'Finishing Touches' presets comes bundled with a beautiful manual. I've let myself be inspired by the colour palette of contemporary movies and television series. These are the presets that I use myself on a daily basis. Here you can see a couple of before and afters.
Regular Price $20 + VAT, now only $10 + VAT
Shoot the Look video
In 'Shoot the Look', Vancouver based commercial photographer Dave Delnea shows you 5 lighting setups including the postprocessing. From a headshot over an environmental portrait to a moody fashion-shoot in the woods, complete with a fake (flash) flare. It's all there. As a nice extra, Dave also walks you through the postprocessing in Lightroom.
Regular Price: $40 + VAT, now only $20 + VAT
Making the Image
No list would be complete without an eBook by Craft & Vision's founder, David duChemin. In 'Making the Image' David asks the questions you should ask yourself before pushing the shutter button. I've reviewed the book here more thoroughly. What I especially like is the small companion PDF that is formatted for smartphones: the idea is that you just randomly pick a couple of questions before you take any image, and let these questions challenge you into getting a stronger photo. Highly recommended, especially for beginning photo enthusiasts and a nice recap for the veterans amongst us.
Regular Price: $25 + VAT, now only $12.5 + VAT