Aurora HDR 2018 Now Available for Download

Aurora HDR 2018 is now available for immediate download for both Mac and Windows

 

If you missed out on the pre-order bundle or just wanted to wait until you can download a trial before buying, Aurora HDR 2018 is now available for download today.

Download a Free Trial of Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or PC

Upgrade to Aurora HDR 2018

or

Get Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows

 

Although you may have missed out on getting the pre-order bundle, if you use my coupon code of

MARKDODD

at check out you can still get it for $89, a $10 discount off the retail price of on Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows of $99

 

Tutorials, New Presets, and Bundle

from Stuck in Customs

If you are looking for additional Presets, a complete tutorial, or a Bundle of both Aurora HDR 2018 and the extended length, step-by-step, 2 hour video tutorial ($39 value) that shows how to get the most out of Aurora HDR 2018 in a variety of different scenarios… from landscapes, indoors, single image files and much more. Check out Stuck in Customs

Get Aurora HDR 2018 tutorials, Presets and Bundles from Stuck in Customs

 

Be sure to use my Stuck in Customs discount code of MDP10 to save even more.

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Pre-ordering of Aurora HDR 2018 for Windows and Mac Starts today

Aurora HDR 2018 for Windows and Mac

Aurora HDR 2018 is almost here and you can pre-order it starting today.

And yes it is now available for Windows

Pre-Order Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows today

Aurora HDR is not just a tool for merging bracketed images, it also provides numerous tools and countless options to create perfect HDR photos for every taste – from one-click presets and advanced tone-mapping, to layers, noise reduction, and powerful luminosity masking controls. Although it was designed for bracketed images, you can use all of the features found in Aurora HDR on a single RAW file image as well.

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $49 ($59 MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2018 at a special pre-order price of $89 ($99 MSRP)

 

With your Pre-Order you will also receive this collection of Bonus items:

  • Trey Ratcliff Deep Dive video so you can make the most of Aurora HDR 2018 from the start.
  • Travel Photography Tutorial by Matt Granger.
  • Source Brackets.
  • 3-month Zenfolio Pro website, including a complementary design consultation. A $60 value.

 

What’s new in Aurora HDR 2018:

  • Next-generation Tone Mapping – A new smart Tone Mapping algorithm automatically reduces noise and produces more realistic and natural initial results.
  • Mac and Windows versions – Aurora HDR 2018 is available both for Mac and PC users, enabling mixed-computer households to share the same product key.
  • Dodge & Burn Filter – Selectively lighten or darken specific areas of an image to artfully direct your viewer’s eye towards the key subject of your image, similar to a traditional darkroom technique.
  • HDR Enhance Filter – Adds details and clarity to an image, adjusting colors, details, and contrast without creating artificial halos or other problems.
  • User Interface – A new, modern and responsive user interface brings a powerful, yet joyful experience to HDR photo editing.
  • History Panel – An easy-to-reference list of edits made to your image, the History panel allows you to click on any editing step to revert the photo to an earlier stage of editing.
  • Touch Bar support for Mac – Aurora HDR 2018 adds Touch Bar support to give new MacBook Pro users fast access to key editing features and speed up their workflow.
  • IMPROVED:  New Structure Algorithm – The re-developed Structure tool allows you to adjust detail and clarity of an image to get a classic HDR effect with great detail or a smoother effect with less details.
  • IMPROVED: RAW handling – An improved RAW conversion brings out more details in shadows/highlights, displays colors more accurately and reduces noise in RAW files.
  • IMPROVED: Crop tool update – Now specify custom crop sizes for even more versatility.
  • IMPROVED: Speed – Faster merging and masking performance, improvement in RAW image processing.

 

The following features will be available in the Mac version at launch and arrive in the Windows version with the first free update in the beginning of October.

 

  • Image Flip and Rotate – Perfect for correcting photos with incorrect horizons or making creative compositions or other stylistic changes to an image.
  • Lens Correction Tool – The new Lens Correction filter easily fixes all kinds of lens distortion, from barrel and pincushion to chromatic aberration and vignetting.
  • Transform Tool – Easily scale, rotate and shift your image to better fit your vision.

Other tools and features that are currently available for Mac version would be added to Windows version by the end of the year.

 

Pre-Order Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac or Windows today

 

This offer expires 12:30pm on Thursday September 28th, 2017

72 Hour Aurora HDR 2017 Flash Sale

For the next 72 hours, save $20 with the Aurora HDR 2017 flash sale

Not only do you can the first time ever sale price, you also get
26 presets for Aurora HDR 2017 from Trey Ratcliff.

 

Owners of the previous version can get it for even less.

Pricing for this 72 hours sale is as follows:

$79 instead of $99 – for all the new users
$59 instead of $69 – for Aurora HDR Basic/AppStore users
$39 instead of $49 – for Aurora HDR 2016 users

 

You get Aurora HDR 2017 for Mac – The most awarded HDR photo editor for Mac

and Trey’s Expansion Preset Pack for Aurora including 26 presets from the HDR guru.

 

Get your upgrade to or new copy of Aurora HDR 2017 today.

 

For those new to Aurora HDR 2017

Download the Free Trial of Aurora HDR 2017

 

But be sure to get the trial and test it out quickly as this special sale expires June 30th.

Sorry, but coupon codes do not work with this offer.

#aurorahdr #flash #72hour #affiliate #sale #bonusitem


 

Aurora HDR + Plotagraph Pro

Aurora HDR + Plotagraph

Create amazing HDR images with Aurora HDR 2017 and then bring them to life with Plotagraph Pro

 

The AURORA HDR + PLOTAGRAPH PRO OFFER:  

 

You get Aurora HDR 2017 + 3 Month Plotagraph Pro+ Membership.

Total value of this offer is $186

And you can get it for $89 when you use my coupon code of MARKDODD.

Without the code it is $99

You’ll Get:

  • Aurora HDR 2017, The world’s most powerful HDR image editor for the Mac.

  • A 3 month Plotagraph Pro+ Membership – Bring your single JPEG photos to life with the animation of Plotagraph Pro

 

Get your Aurora HDR + Plotagraph Pro Offer today

 

The image above is one example of what can be done, and here is one of my recent images that I’ve brought to life via Plotagraph Pro. This is my first attempt so don’t judge too harshly. I was able to create this in about 5 mins not knowing much about how the program works. Image what I and you can do once we really know what we are doing. The possibilities are endless.

 

 

Get your Aurora HDR + Plotagraph Pro Offer today

 

And for those of you who already have Aurora HDR, I’m not leaving you out.

Get your Free Demo of Plotagraph

 

And if you decide it is for you, you can save 10% by using my

Plotagraphy Coupon Code of MARKDODD

 

#plotagraph #auroraHDR #bundle #affiliate


 

Aurora HDR 2017

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Aurora HDR 2017 – The world’s most powerful HDR software, made exclusively for Mac just got even better.

 

 

Aurora HDR 2017 All Features

  • Batch Processing
  • Polarize Filter
  • Powerful Zone System for Luminosity masks
  • Hue-Saturation-Luminosity panel
  • DNG Files Support
  • Radial Masking
  • Advanced Top & Bottom adjustment panel
  • Signature presets from Serge Ramelli and Captain Kimo

 

Aurora HDR 2017 Improved Features

  •  Tone-mapping technology with reduced HDR noise, improved realism of initial result and faster performance
  • User Interface with a cleaner more modern style

 

Click Here to Order Aurora HDR 2017 or get your Upgrade to Aurora HDR 2017 Today

 

 

If you want to try before you buy

Download Aurora HDR 2017 Trial your Here

 

  • New Customer Price $99 –  Save 10% with coupon code MDPDEAL
  • Current Users of Aurora HDR Pro Upgrade Price: $59 Save 10%with coupon code MDPDEAL
  • Current Users of Aurora HDR Upgrade Price:  $79 Save 10% with coupon code MDPDEAL

 

Continue reading to get more into the nuts and bolts of the program including system requirements, and comparison of the different versions of Aurora are below.

 

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Aurora HDR 2017 is LIVE

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Aurora HDR 2017 is LIVE. The world’s most powerful HDR software, made exclusively for Mac just got even better.

 

 

Aurora HDR 2017 All Features

  • Batch Processing
  • Polarize Filter
  • Powerful Zone System for Luminosity masks
  • Hue-Saturation-Luminosity panel
  • DNG Files Support
  • Radial Masking
  • Advanced Top & Bottom adjustment panel
  • Signature presets from Serge Ramelli and Captain Kimo

 

Aurora HDR 2017 Improved Features

  •  Tone-mapping technology with reduced HDR noise, improved realism of initial result and faster performance
  • User Interface with a cleaner more modern style

 

Click Here to Order Aurora HDR 2017 or get your Upgrade to Aurora HDR 2017 Today

 

 

If you want to try before you buy

Download Aurora HDR 2017 Trial your Here

 

Limited time launch pricing until Oct 5th

  • Special Launch Price:  $89 – Regularly $99
  • Current Users of Aurora HDR Pro Upgrade Price: $59 $49
  • Current Users of Aurora HDR Upgrade Price:  $79 $69

 

Continue reading to get more into the nuts and bolts of the program including system requirements, and comparison of the different versions of Aurora are below.

 

Click Here to Read the Rest of the Article

This offer expires 8:20pm on Friday October 7th, 2016

Aurora HDR 2017 Pre-ordering has begun

Aurora HDR 2017 Pre-ordering has begun

 

Aurora HDR 2017 Pre-ordering has begun with a $10 New Customer Pre-Order Discount, Upgrade Discounts, and Bonus items for all.

 

So what is it going to cost me and how long is the promotion:

Pre-order pricing is available from September 14 – September 29.

  • New Customers can Pre-Order for $89 that is a $10 savings off of the regular price of $99 and is only available during pre-order, Includes Pre-Order Bonuses!
  • Current Users of Aurora HDR Pro can Upgrade for $49 and get the Pre-Order Bonuses.
  • Current Users of Aurora HDR can Upgrade for $69 and get the Pre-Order Bonuses.

 

So what are the Pre-Order Bonus Items:

Everyone who pre-orders Aurora HDR 2017 will get these bonus items.

  • You get the Deep Dive video from Trey Ratcliff.  Trey will go in Deep into Aurora HDR 2107 and I’m sure will point out all the new features.
  • A 1 Year basic subscription to SmugMug for hosting the great Aurora HDR images you are going to create
  • A 60-day KelbyOne membership so you can take advantage of some great photography courses from KelbyOne
  • And 25 Square Prints from Parabo.press (free global shipping). So you can show off your Aurora HDR 2017 created photos

 

Aurora HDR 2017 Key Features:

  • NEW: Polarize Filter
  • NEW: Powerful Zone System for Luminosity masks
  • NEW: Defringing Tool to remove chromatic aberration
  • NEW: Batch Processing
  • NEW: Radial Masking
  • IMPROVED: Tone-mapping technology with reduced HDR noise, improved realism of initial result and faster performance
  • IMPROVED: User Interface with a cleaner more modern style

 

 

Click Here to Order Aurora HDR 2017 or get your Upgrade to Aurora HDR 2017 Today

 

The total package with bonus items is worth up to $300 if sold separately. So don’t miss out on this great pre-order special.

 

Continue reading to get more into the nuts and bolts of the program including system requirements, and comparison of the different versions of Aurora are below.

 

Click Here to Read the Rest of the Article

This offer expires 3:00am on Friday September 30th, 2016

Went on a Photowalk in Havre de Grace

Went on a Photowalk in Havre de Grace with a group of new and old friends.

 

A photographer friend of mine (Sean Simmons of Clear Elite Photography) set up a Photowalk in Havre de Grace for this past Sunday morning and invited his followers and the members of our Facebook Group All Inclusive Photography Club, of which you are welcome to join. We all meet up at the Concord Point Lighthouse and got ready for the sun to rise. Had a great time talking with friends and taking pictures. I would recommend anyone to go check out the lighthouse and surrounding area as it is a beautiful place to take pictures in the morning. Or any other time of day for that matter.

The Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace is someplace I’ve told myself I need to go to and photo the sunrise for some time now, but I never seem to get myself motivated enough to get out of bed the hour or two before sunrise to get there in time. I finally did it this past weekend, mostly due to Sean setting up the Photowalk and knowing several of the people who would be going on the Photowalk.  So I dragged myself out of bed at 4:30am and hit the road a little after 5am. It is a little over and an hour drive from my house and I was hoping I wouldn’t miss the sunrise or the sky just before the sun comes over the horizon. I just made it in time.

I think all that went and I had a great time. I am amazed by the photos folks have posted in our group from the Photowalk so far. We had a variety of folks with different skill levels and various types of camera equipment from a cell phone to DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. I think this variation of folks is what makes our group great and made for a great Photowalk.

 

The Sun Rises Over The Bay

When on a Photowalk

The Sun Rises over the Bay – ©2016 MarkDoddphotography.com

 

This is what I hope is the first of many photos from this trip as I have many yet to edit. So I”m sure you will be seeing more.

This photo was taken with the HDR method using 3 brackets from -1,0,+1 in exposure and combined in Aurora HDR Pro

 

Here is a picture edited by Sean Simmons of most of the group that got up early on Sunday to get out there and get their best photo of the sunrise and more.

 

Went on a Photowalk

#AuroraHDR #Sunrise #HavredeGrace #chesapeakebay


Free Five-Week HDR Course

A Free Five-Week HDR Course from Macphun

 

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As you can tell from earlier posts I’m a user and big believer of Aurora HDR and that HDR is one of the types of photography that I like to do. I’ve often thought of doing some of my own lessons on the subject, but why should I reinvent the wheel when there is already a great set of lessons out there.

I’m going to take the course myself as I know I can always learn something new even on things that I have done for a while. Nothing worse that doing something a certain way and finding out you have done it wrong all along. I’ve found there is always one little tip or trick that I never thought of in these courses. For the rest, it is just a confirmation that I”m doing things correctly and it is nice to get a confirmation that you are doing things right once in a while.

 

The Essential HDR is for you if you are new to HDR photography or just new to Aurora HDR, this course will introduce you to the essentials of HDR photography and an introduction to the use of Aurora HDR.

 

The Essential HDR course is broken down into 10 lessons.

  1. The HDR Basics
  2. Exposure Brackets
  3. Tripod vs Handheld HDR
  4. Exposure in HDR
  5. Natural HDR
  6. Pick the right location for HDR
  7. Black and White HDR Photography
  8. HDR Textures & More
  9. Masks and layers n HDR Processing
  10. Deep dive into HDR Photography

 

Each lesson consists of a detailed explanation of the topic, along with an easy-to-understand practice assignment that reinforces the lesson. You can start anytime and if you miss a lesson, just look back in your inbox for that lessons email.

 

So are you ready to get started a becoming a better HDR photographer?

 

Sign up here for the free HDR course by
and start improving your HDR photography today

 

If you do not already have Aurora HDR, click the image below to download a free trial that you can use while you are taking the course. The current release of Aurora HDR is for Mac OS only.

 

Free Aurora HDR Download for the Free Five-Week HDR Course

 

And don’t forget to sign up to get information on the next version of Aurora HDR, Aurora HDR 2017.

 

Sign up Here to get Aurora HDR 2017 updates including when pre-order starts for the Mac version and release information for Aurora HDR 2017 for Windows

 

You will get information about the pre-order start date and updates on the Aurora HDR 2017 release for Mac. Windows users can sign up to get notified about the future release of Aurora HDR 2017 for Windows. The windows version is definitely coming, just no official release date yet.

 

#FreeHDRCourse #AuroraHDR #Macphun #Lessons #Free #HDRCourse


Things don’t always go as planned

Sometimes things don’t always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean the pictures you end up with are not worth keeping.

 

Recently I went out on two different days with hope to take some breathtaking sunset photography.

On the first trip, I just wanted to get the sunset on a recently cut farmers field. This turned out to be a dud as far as my plans went. First, the sunset did not look like it was going to be that great so I didn’t head out to the location. About 10 mins after I had planned on leaving, the sun broke through the clouds and the start of a spectacular sunset was on its way.

I got into the car and rush to the location I was thinking about. Even though it was only a few miles from where I was, by the time I got there and got my camera equipment setup, the best part of the sunset had gone. I was bummed, but I was still determined to get some photos while I was there so it would not be a wasted trip.

I looked around and saw that the farmer’s combine was parked nearby and that the cab’s window was facing in the direction of what was left of the sunset. I immediately ran over and set up my tripod and started taking pictures. I usually try to do HDR photo’s which require taking a series of shots at different exposures which get combined later on my computer with Aurora HDR Pro to produce the final picture.

Here is one of the pictures I ended up capturing. It was not the red sky and the farm field that I had planned on, but I made the best of what was available to me.

 

Sunset Reflection in the cab of a combine Things don't always go as planned article

Sunset Reflection in the cab of a combine after a long day on the job.

 

This shot was a result of the HDR process by combining the 3 shots shot at -2,0,+2 exposures and using Aurora HDR Pro to process the combined shots into the final you see above.

Now on to another trip where my HDR Process failed me

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Aurora HDR Next Release Announced

Aurora HDR 2017

Welcome to Aurora HDR 2017

 

Aurora HDR Next Release Announced today. Aurora HDR is the world’s most powerful HDR software made exclusively for Mac. If you are waiting for Aurora HDR for Windows  make sure to sign up and click the radio button for “I use PC” so you get notified of the Aurora HDR for Windows release at a future date.

 

Pre-orders for Aurora HDR 2017 will start September 14th, with the official release launch on September 29th for the Mac Version. Windows users, still sign up and get notified about Aurora HDR for Windows, it is coming, just not September 29th.

 

 Sign up Here to get notified when pre-ordering starts and any updates on the Aurora HDR 2017 release.

 

Summary of a few of the Aurora HDR 2017 Features and Improvements.

  • New Batch Processing
  • New Tools, including polarize filter and radial masking tool
  • New presets by Trey Ratcliff and other recognized pros
  • Updated tone-mapping and bracket merging technology for more realistic looking HDR images

This is just the shortlist. There will be over 20 key improvements and new features in this release.

 

Sign Up NOW to get notified of the additional features Aurora HDR 2017

 

Aurora HDR Next Release Announced Upgrades and Pricing

  • Current users of Aurora HDR Pro can upgrade to Aurora HDR 2017 at a special pre-order price of $49
  • Current users of the standard version of Aurora HDR can upgrade to Aurora HDR 2017 at a special pre-order upgrade price of $69
  • New customers can pre-order Aurora HDR 2017 for $89
  • Pre-order customers will also receive special bonuses that and announced soon. As soon as I”m notified of what they are I’ll post it here.

 

Sign up Here to get notified when pre-ordering starts and any updates on the Aurora HDR 2017 release.

 

#AuroraHDR #AuroraHDR2017 #AuroraHDRPro #AuroraHDRProUpgrade #AuroraHDRUpgrade #NewRelease #nextreleaseofAuroraHDR #Macphun #AuroraHDRWindows


 

An Announcement about Aurora HDR coming Monday

Just a quick note,  be on the lookout for an announcement about Aurora HDR coming out Monday Morning. 8/8/16

 

Check back here on Monday morning for the details.

 

And before I get anyone’s hopes up, it is NOT about a Windows version. Sorry, my Windows folks. I have heard they are getting close to finishing the development so hopefully, sometime later this year would be my best guess for a windows release. But until they announce it you never know.

 

#AuroraHDR #AuroraHDRPro #Annoucement