Course Description

Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Training Video - with Matt Suess

NOTE: Price reduction! This course is for the old version of Aurora HDR 2017. I have a new course for Aurora HDR 2018.


Aurora HDR 2017 is the newest version of Macphun's hugely popular HDR editing program used by both enthusiasts and pros.

Learn how to edit your photos in the best HDR program available in my comprehensive step-by-step online course. (check out my review on Aurora HDR 2017). This is the most complete HDR training video available for HDR photography and post processing with Aurora HDR 2017!

My Course Features:

  • Over 50 videos
  • 7 hours of content
  • Video is available in HD 1080p
  • 36 course photos are included so you can follow along and practice
  • Videos explaining how to best photograph multiple exposures
  • Exclusive video interview with Kevin La Rue, the V.P. of Macphun
  • Tips on how to first process RAW photos in Lightroom and Capture One Pro
  • Videos explaining each of the Tools in Aurora - great to return to for quick review
  • Available in Streaming Only AND Downloadable & Streaming Versions
  • Watch the videos as often as you like
  • A set of 14 FREE Presets I created are included
  • The online course features an area to ask questions where I and other students can answer
  • Learn how to use Aurora for single exposures and multiple exposures
  • Find out how to use Layers and the new Zone System for Luminosity Masks
  • Learn how to create amazing black & white images using Aurora
  • And much, much more!

It doesn't matter if you process single exposures or multiple exposures in Aurora HDR 2017 - if you want to know all about Aurora this is the course for you!

Course Curriculum

  • 01
    Chapter 1 - Download Course Photos, Videos, & Presets
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    • Download Course Photos Here - 608 MB
    • Download Matt's Aurora 2017 Presets Here
    • Download Chapter 2 Videos Here - 1.33 GB
    • Download Chapter 3 Videos Here - 221.8 MB
    • Download Chapter 4 Videos Here - 707.3 MB
    • Download Chapter 5 Videos Here - 815.8 MB
    • Download Chapter 6 Videos Here - 1.33 GB
    • Download Chapter 7 Videos Here - 780.2 MB
    • Download Chapter 8 Videos Here - 2 GB
    • Download Chapter 9 Videos Here - 948 MB
    • Download Chapter 10 Videos Here - 702 MB
  • 02
    Chapter 2 - Introduction - 52:20
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    • 01 - Welcome Message - 03:13
    • 02 - Exclusive Interview with Kevin La Rue - VP of Macphun - 49:07
  • 03
    Chapter 3 - Shooting for HDR - 09:17
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  • 04
    Chapter 4 - Getting Files Ready Before Aurora - 26:53
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    • 01 - Tips on Processing RAW Files First in Lightroom - 08:09
    • 02 - Tips on Processing RAW Files First in Capture One Pro - 06:03
    • 03 - Single Exposure RAW Processed Into Different Exposures - 07:58
    • 04 - Should I Use RAW or Pre-Processed Photos Directly Into Aurora - 04:43
  • 05
    Chapter 5 - The Aurora 2017 Interface - 38:20
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    • 01 - Opening Images - 07:59
    • 02 - Interface Overview - 08:05 FREE TRIAL
    • 03 - Aurora HDR 2017 Menu - 02:31
    • 04 - File Menu - 06:00
    • 05 - Edit Menu - 03:36
    • 06 - Layers Menu - 03:40
    • 07 - View Menu - 04:58
    • 08 - Window & Help Menu - 01:31
  • 06
    Chapter 6 - The Tools Panel - Each Tool Explained - 58:44
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    • 01 - Tools Panel Basics - 04:24
    • 02 - HDR Tone Mapping / Tone - 05:45
    • 03 - Color - 04:05
    • 04 - Structure - 07:06
    • 05 - HDR Denoise - 03:30
    • 06 - Image Radiance - 03:05
    • 07 - Polarizing Filter - 02:14
    • 08 - Details - 05:07
    • 09 - Glow - 02:49
    • 10 - Top & Bottom Adjustment - 03:45 FREE TRIAL
    • 11 - Tone Curve - 03:56
    • 12 - HSL - 03:50
    • 13 - Color Toning - 04:24
    • 14 - Vignette - 02:46
    • 15 - Layers - 01:58
  • 07
    Chapter 7 - Time to Start Enhancing Photos - 28:43
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    • 01 - A Short Talk About Personal Style - 02:41
    • 02 - Saving & Exporting Photos - 05:58
    • 03 - Installing My Included Presets - 02:08
    • 04 - Using Ghost Reduction & All About Presets - 17:56
  • 08
    Chapter 8 - Layers & Masking - 79:19
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    • 01 - Layers, Masks & Mask Tools Explained - 19:55
    • 02 - Single Exposure Photo & Intro to Layers - 17:56
    • 03 - Multiple Exposure with More Layer Use - 14:56
    • 04 - Let's Get Grungy - 14:19
    • 05 - Intro to Luminosity Masking - 12:13
  • 09
    Chapter 9 - Creative Enhancements - 36:42
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  • 10
    Chapter 10 - Final Tidbits & Conclusion - 29:41
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    • 01 - Batch Processing - 12:06
    • 02 - HDR Panoramas - 08:52
    • 03 - Finishing Touches on Photos - 07:00
    • 04 - Conclusion - 01:43
  • 11
    BONUS Material - 53:25
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    • 01 - Deconstructing Old Truck Photo - 14:17
    • 02 - Deconstructing Horse Photo - 10:34
    • 03 - Deconstructing Tetons Barn Photo - 13:33
    • 04 - Deconstructing Saguaro Sunset Photo - 15:01

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Student Reviews

  • James Allen

    “This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. Matt explains the material very well in a clear and concise manner. He provides images with the course to use that are the same as his course lessons. If you purchase this course you will learn ...”

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    “This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. Matt explains the material very well in a clear and concise manner. He provides images with the course to use that are the same as his course lessons. If you purchase this course you will learn the intricate details of Aurora. I rate this course a 5 star because of the course material and how it is presented. Jim Allen ”

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  • glen hirshberg

    “Love the video. Gotta ditch the music! See u in az”

    “Love the video. Gotta ditch the music! See u in az”

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  • Carl Brauer

    “This has proved to be the best Aurora 2017 course I have taken. Matt covers all the tools and provides all the necessary images to follow along. His style is clear, concise and down to earth. Highly recommended.”

    “This has proved to be the best Aurora 2017 course I have taken. Matt covers all the tools and provides all the necessary images to follow along. His style is clear, concise and down to earth. Highly recommended.”

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  • Tom Hawkins

    “Matt thanks for taking the time to completely cover Aurora 2017. I had the original version and tried to learn it myself through youtube and other ways , I was able to get a good understanding of it. Going forward I am going to us your course for ...”

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    “Matt thanks for taking the time to completely cover Aurora 2017. I had the original version and tried to learn it myself through youtube and other ways , I was able to get a good understanding of it. Going forward I am going to us your course for reference. thanks Tom”

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