I thought it would be a good idea to list all the tools and resources I have used/using throughout my journey. Everything here has been used/tested personally by myself. They have helped me in different ways and I hope they will do the same for you too. Just so you know, some of these are affiliate links.
The grand master of image editing software. Powerful and versatile, with many compatible third party plugins to boost your creativity. Photoshop CC comes with Lightroom CC in the photography package.
Lightroom has to be my favourite tool to edit, organise and tag images. There are plenty of free tutorials on the internet to teach how you to use Lightroom to its full potential (not just sorting your images into albums!). I highly recommend getting the photography package deal for more value.
I have used Photomatix for my HDR ever since I started. I love the de-ghosting tool which removes ghosting created by moving objects in a few clicks. It comes as a standalone or plugin for Lightroom. You can get a 15% discount with the code "fotographee".
PS & LR KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
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Courses / Tutorials
THROUGH STRANGE LENSES
Jimmy McIntyre is a professional travel photographer. His courses particularly The Art of Digital Blending will open your eyes to the world of luminosity masks and blending. If you are brand new to luminosity masks and want to learn how you can use this technique to improve your photos, this is the course for you! You can read my review on the video cours here.
Check out Jimmy McIntyre here
OUTDOOR EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Sean's has a series of video tutorials on camera and post-processing skills. I enjoy his teaching style and his Complete Guide to Luminosity Masks dives deep into the application of the technique.
Check out Sean Bagshaw here
Aaron Nace is a brilliant guy and Photoshop master. Phlearn is all about Photoshop and the courses suit beginner and advanced user. Photoshop 101-301 is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to use Photoshop. It is also ideal for intermediate users to discover useful tips and tricks that you never knew it exists!
Check out Phlearn here
Udemy is a fantastic resource centre that hosts video courses. I've taken courses in photography, Photoshop and graphic design. The courses are of good quality and highly affordable.
Check out Udemy here
TONY KUYPER PHOTOGRAPHY
The pioneer of luminosity masks. Tony first published this technique on his website back in 2006. The site is a gold mine for learning luminosity masks. Be sure you take your time to read through the vast amount of information.
Check out Tony Kuyper here
High quality photography courses taught by professional photographers. The course materials are delivered in relaxing, lecture style. It's free to watch if you catch the live streaming, you can also join the live Q&A.
Check out Creativelive here