Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals For Photographers

Balck Friday week starts the holiday shopping season full of discount and promotions. It can be noisy and overwhelming, but it is by far the best time of the entire year to save money on photography gear, editing tools, and training.

To help readers of my blog and my mailing list subscribers I compiled the list of my very best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for photographers.

Please note, that I only included products and services I personally use in my photography or my business.

I will be updating this page with the new deals until end of December.

SmugMug 40% off

I rely on a variety of online services and tools to run my photography business. But, if I had to choose only one service that is the most impactful to my photography and my business, I would not hesitate in making the choice. SmugMug is, by far, the most valuable piece of the puzzle in my online business.

SmugMug is where I keep all my original photos, manage my portfolio and generate sales. Plus, every single photo you can see on my blog is hosted on SmugMug servers.

Check the article: The Way I Use SmugMug in My Photography Business

Topaz Labs Plugins - Complete Collection 50% off

If you follow my blog, you know that I am pretty open about my editing as I reveal the processing steps for almost every photo I publish. You also probably noticed that every photo posted on this blog was edited, at some point, with at least one or two Topaz Software Labs plugins. I use them on a daily basis in my photography. 

Check my review: How I use Topaz Plugins

From November 21st through November 28th, get 50% off of the full Topaz Complete Collection. That's over $1000 worth of software for only $249.99!

Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY17 to get 50% off.


CreativeLive - 40-50% off Everything

CreativeLive is an online education platform with the unique business model that broadcasts classes live. The live broadcast is free, but if you want to follow any of the courses at your own pace, you have to purchase the course.

CreativeLive has two major benefits for users:

  • If you cannot afford to purchase the course at full price, you can dedicate enough time to follow the course during the live broadcast. This is free.
  • If you are looking for a great course to purchase, CreativeLive gives you an incredible opportunity to test drive the course to see if you like the instructor and format before buying.

Check my review here: CreativeLive: Free High Quality Photo Education


SiteGround Web Hosting - 70% off

If you are looking for a relibale and cost effective hosting for your WordPress blog look no further.

SiteGround is where PhotoTraces.com is hosted and it is most reliable hosting provider I have ever used.

Check my article: Step by Step Tutorial on How to Start a Successful Photography Blog

Black Friday - Cyber Monday promotion. No coupon is necessary.


25% Off All Photography Courses And Raya Pro

Jimmy McIntyre only runs 2 promotions per year across all of his photography products, and that time of year has come around again.

Check my reviews: Raya Pro – the Digital Blending Panel for Photoshop,
The Art of Photography by Jimmy McIntyre


Luminar 30% off

Finally, the Windows users can benefit from using Skylum (former Macphun) photo editing tools including Luminar 2018.

Luminar 2018 offers everything a modern photographer needs for photo editing, including new filters powered by artificial intelligence, major speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module and a forthcoming in 2018; digital asset management platform. You can download a free trial here.

Use discount code PHOTOTRACES to get additional 10% off.


Aurora HDR 30% off

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.

With the release of Windows version of Aurora it quickly became my go to tools for all my HDR Photography needs. You can download a free trial here.

Use discount code PHOTOTRACES to get additional 10% off.


ON1 Photo RAW 20% off + Multiple Bonuses

Finally, with the release of Photo RAW 2018 from ON1, we have a real competitor to Adobe Lightroom. Photo RAW is positioned not only as a solid alternative to Lightroom but to Photoshop as well.

Even though the Photo RAW still lacks in digital asset management area, it is starting to overpass Lightroom in the editing department.

You can download a free trial here.

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