Joe Reardon Photography

Learn photography from a master artist!

Joe Reardon is a Master Photographer born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. His passion for photography began while in his teens when his dad presented him with a 35mm camera that he had won at a local tavern poker game. From the moment he saw his first images he knew that photography would be his voice in the world. Joe pursued formal photography training as a military photographer in the US Navy and graduating from the New England School of Photography. Joe’s work has afforded him the unique opportunity to travel the world and to capture the essence of nature everywhere he has visited.
Joe regularly leads workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. He has produced numerous videos for Topaz Labs over the years and currently also teaches individuals and groups in post process editing.

This videos in this library represent fifty plus years of experience in every facet of photography. Let me bring you from basic camera functionality to advance techniques using tilt shift lenses. I will also cover composition, photo rules and special effects with in camera motion. On the post process side I will teach you basic and advanced skills in Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Suite, TK7 Luminosity Masking and Artisan Pro.
In addition, I will instruct you in how to develop a personal style, prepare for gallery adjudication, and develop a color and black and white post process workflow.

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I am committed to creating new videos on a bi weekly basis and will continue to add new subject matter as we move forward.

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Sample Videos

Luminosity masks target specific tones in every image. In this sample video I introduce the concept and practical application of editing through luminosity masking via adjustment layers, dodging and painting.
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This is a clip from the video below in which we learn to post process a color image with the use of Lightroom, Photoshop, TK7 and Topaz Studio 2. I show you have to create a separate mask for the sky and the ground saving them as channels and making ...
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Recently Added Videos

In this video I take you through the correct way to setup, light, and capture a giclée quality image. This quality image can be used to apply to shows, galleries, and to print Giclées.
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In this video I teach you how to import the photograph you just took into Lightroom, to create a color profile and then to export your file to print ready.
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In this video we walk you through monitor calibration, Print Paper Calibration and Printing process out of Lightroom
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SPECIAL EVENTS:

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PLANNED LESSONS COMING SOON:

  •  Camera
    • Exposure Triangle
    • Manual vs Auto
    •  Composition
      • Rule of Thirds
      • Golden Ratio
      • Golden Spiral (Fibonacci spiral)
    • Care and cleaning of Optics and Sensor
    •  Elements
      • Shape
      • Line
      • Form
      • Texture
      • Patterns
      • Color and Color Temperature
      • Space (w/negative space)
    • Lens Selections for different perspectives
    • Tripod vs Handheld
    • Bokah
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The Basics

Luminosity masks target specific tones in every image. In this video I introduce the concept and practical application of editing through luminosity masking via adjustment layers, dodging and painting.
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The heart to Lightroom is its relational data base. Setting up your database correctly in Lightroom is key to sorting, filtering and finding images taken throughout time and location. In this video I show how to import, tag sort and find images by filters.
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COMING SOON (cont.)

    • Specialty Lenses
      • Tilt Shift Lenses
      • Telephoto
      • Macro
      • Zooms
      • Fixed Length
      • Tele Extender
    • Filters
      • Neutral Density Filters
      • Graduated Neutral Density Filters
      • Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filters
      • Hard and Soft Edge Filter
      • Circular Polarizer
    • Photographing Techniques
      • Architecture
      • People
      • Landscapes
      • Seascapes
      • Action
      • Nature
      • Travel
      • In Camera Motion
      • Panning with Motion
      • Tilt Shift Lens Techniques
    • Shooting at various times of the day for different looks
    • Night Photography
      • Cityscapes
      • Milkyway
  • Photography as an Art Form
    • Developing a distinctive shooting style and look
    • Developing a project
    • Developing a portfolio
    • Developing a distinctive body of work
    • Preparing for gallery adjudication
    • Selling your work
    • Copyright Info

Using the Tools

In this video I take you through the correct way to setup, light, and capture a giclée quality image. This quality image can be used to apply to shows, galleries, and to print Giclées.
3 views
In this video I teach you how to import the photograph you just took into Lightroom, to create a color profile and then to export your file to print ready.
2 views
In this video we walk you through monitor calibration, Print Paper Calibration and Printing process out of Lightroom
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In this Photoshop tutorial I go over all of the "blend modes" available in Photoshop and illustrate how they can be added to your workflow
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In this video we post process a color image with the use of Lightroom, Photoshop, TK7 and Topaz Studio 2. I show you have to create a separate mask for the sky and the ground saving them as channels and making separate adjustment for each with the ...
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In this video I continue development of your tools skillset introducing Color Masking
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In this video I show an example of post processing from Lightroom through TK 7 Luminosity Masking utilizing Dodge and Burn with selections as well as a triple play action with various blend modes for effect. The image is finished with the use of ...
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In this video I introduce yet another method for converting an image to Black and White via Artisan Pro 2021. Post processing includes Lightroom, Photoshop, Artisan Pro 2021, and TK7 Luminosity with selective dodging burning and various blend modes - ...
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In this video I complete the image from part 1 bay adding in techniques in Topaz Studio as well as introducing a new technique from TK7 for painting with contrast. In the 2nd part of the video I put together yet another method for conversion to Black ...
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In this video we work an interior architectural image using yet another method for Black and White conversion. We dig even deeper into Artisan Pro 2021 and TK7 luminosity masking.
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In this video we complete the image from part 1 and begin another interior architecture image using new tools from Artisan Pro 2021 as well as new techniques from TK 7 to post process a fine art architecture image. In the second portion of this video ...
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COMING SOON (cont.)

  • Post Process
    • Lightroom
      • Creating a database
        • Importing regimen
        • Library Module
        • Develop Module
        • Map Module
        • Slidshow
        • Print
        • Creating a preset
    • Photoshop
      • Basic Introduction to PS
        • Adjustment Layers
        • Toolbar
        • Intro to Non Destructive Editing
        • Filters
        • Blend Modes
      • Advanced Photoshop Techniques
        • Setting up Preferences
        • Color Profiles (Which is the best)
        • Intro to Curves
        • Intro to Levels
        • Converting to Black and White
        • Third Party PlugIns – Topaz Suite
        • Printing
        • Creating a custom workspace
      • Intro to Luminosity Masks
        • Intro to Zone System Editing
        • Basic Luminosity Mask generation manually
      • Advanced Luminosity Masking
      • Intro to TK7 Luminosity Masking Panels
        • TK7 Combo
        • TK7 Rapid Mask
        • TK7 Go Module
    • Developing a Color Workflow
      • Create a non-destructive color workflow(s) from Lightroom out to Photoshop utilizing TK7, Photoshop, Topaz Suite
    • Developing a Black and White Workflow
      • Introduction to B&W Artisan Pro
      • Conversion to Black and White Techniques with Lightroom, Photoshop, TK7, and Artisan Pro
      • Create a non-destructive Black and White workflow(s) from Lightroom out to Photoshop utilizing TK7, Photoshop, Topaz Suite, and Artisan Pro
    • Using a Wacom Tablet
  • Many more to come

In the Field

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COMING SOON (cont.)

    • Specialty Lenses
      • Tilt Shift Lenses
      • Telephoto
      • Macro
      • Zooms
      • Fixed Length
      • Tele Extender
    • Filters
      • Neutral Density Filters
      • Graduated Neutral Density Filters
      • Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filters
      • Hard and Soft Edge Filter
      • Circular Polarizer
    • Photographing Techniques
      • Architecture
      • People
      • Landscapes
      • Seascapes
      • Action
      • Nature
      • Travel
      • In Camera Motion
      • Panning with Motion
      • Tilt Shift Lens Techniques
    • Shooting at various times of the day for different looks
    • Night Photography
      • Cityscapes
      • Milkyway
  • Photography as an Art Form
    • Developing a distinctive shooting style and look
    • Developing a project
    • Developing a portfolio
    • Developing a distinctive body of work
    • Preparing for gallery adjudication
    • Selling your work
    • Copyright Info
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