Photomagic_coverAJust on 3 weeks ago we announced our brand new eBook – Photo Magic – a guide to taking 11 special effects/trick photography techniques.

To celebrate the launch we offered dPS readers a 25% Early Bird saving and also put each person who picked up a copy an entry into a draw to win a new DSLR or lens to the value of $1500 USD.

As this post goes live there a bit over 24 hours to go to take advantage of this Early Bird Special and to get into the draw to win that gear – both of which offers will be closed off at midnight US Eastern time on 12th June.

Not only will you save some money and put yourself in the running to win the prize – this eBook will give you the ability to shoot 11 great special effects techniques including (click the photos to see larger versions):

zoomeffectZoom Effect

Add a dynamic zoom effect with a slow shutter speed, and learn a super charged variation using your flash.

360panorama360 Panorama

A spherical 360 degree panorama puts you there by showing the whole world from a particular viewpoint.

aperture_masksAperture Masks

Create a romantic, magical or cool background for your night portraits with aperture masks.

flour_hairflickFlour Hair Flick

Half a cup of flour, add three lights and flick hair vigorously for this dramatic action shot.

lightpainting_sparklersLight Painting Sparklers

Sparklers, a sci-fi schoolgirl and some really nifty colour and light tricks create this dynamic light painted photo.

lightpainting_steelwoolLight Painting Steel Wool

Stars twinkling above and fire sparking below lights up the beach in a dramatic combination shot.

littleworldLittle World

Starting with a panorama, create whole planets with this super distorted, super fun effect.

mixing_ambient_flashMixing Ambient and Flash

Capture and freeze motion in the same shot for a striking effect by mixing flash and continuous light.

multiple_exposuresMultiple Exposures

If two are twice the fun, eleven clones are a party! This multiple exposure technique is a unique way to tell a story.

startrailsStar Trails

Capture the majesty of the night sky as it spins eternally overhead with this surprisingly accessible star trail technique.

waterdropletWater Droplets

Natures little lenses create many images with this technique to get you started using water refraction in your photography.

Get more information on this great new eBook here or pick up a copy by clicking the ‘Download it Now’ button below.

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