Read more about these programs below, download trial versions to check them out (fully functional, but you won’t be able to save your work). And if you decide to buy any of them, don’t forget to use my promo code and get £10/$10/€10 off either one:
Luminar is an image editing program that works as a standalone application, or a plugin for Photoshop/Lightroom.
It offers a range of “creative filters”, allowing the user to create various stylisations. However, my editing style, if you can call it that, is very simple and rather conservative. See how I’ve used Luminar to develop RAW files from two recent shoots at different locations, using its basic tools. (Both exposed with Breakthrough Filters)
Aurora HDR (High Dynamic Range) lets you merge multiple exposures of the same frame into one image. Useful in situations where the contrasts in the frame surpass the cameras capacity to capture them.
While I never use HDR technology in my work and so couldn’t show examples of how I’ve used this software, I know there are many enthusiasts out there. So why not download a trial version and have a play with it: