My Heart Aches (Updated)

UPDATE: $1229.18  was raised to aid the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes… thank you for your investment in the lives of others. But we’re not done!  Through June 1st, StarCircleAcademy will donate $6 for every stacking action sold… and you can also get a $5 discount by using the coupon code below.

I don’t like to admit it but having lived through the Loma Prieta earthquake, and being a first hand witness to the devastation of a tornado in North Carolina I have a serious soft spot in my heart for those who suffer disaster. And I have an eager desire to help.  I hope you do too.

Brian Drourr lives in Vermont. We’ve never met though I admire his photography. But more  I admire his willingness to help out with the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado disaster.  I want to do my part, and I hope you too will find a creative way to help those in Oklahoma. I have made donations, but I’d like to do more. So here is what I am doing.

From May 20th through May 25th we donated 100% of all proceeds to aid the victims of the Oklahoma Tornadoes. But we’re not done!

From now through midnight,  June 1, 2013 we will donate $6 for each sale of the StarCircleAcademy Advanced Stacking Action to aid in the disaster relief – the proceeds will be divided between the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and direct donations to one family in Moore, OK.  Use the coupon HelpOK for a discount off of your purchase. See the comments below for the current totals raised.

I figure this way YOU can get something you can use, and the victims in Oklahoma will get something they need.

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PS I am about to release a new Advanced Stacker+  Everyone who purchases the stacking action now will get a free upgrade, and the Advanced Plus IS compatible with Photoshop CS3 – and probably CS2, but we haven’t finished testing it there yet!

 

Stacking Action – The Bundle

Advanced Stacker PLUS [14E] with Online Video and Notes
Includes the even EASIER to install Advanced Photoshop action set version 14E, an unlimited viewing online video on creating star trails, notes (PDF) on creating star trails and practice files. The video is 2 hours long. This action is power. You can create star trails, cloud timestacks and stack images with a minimum of effort and a maximum of control. You can create "comets", "midgets" streaks and much more. And you can create intermediate files along the way to put interesting motion effects into your timelapse. Compatible with Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6 (standard or extended), CC, CC 2014, CC 2015.
**NOTE: MAC Users with Yosemite or El Capitan and PS CC 2015 are reporting installation problems. We recommend you do NOT purchase this product until we have been able to resolve this issue.
NOT Compatible with Photoshop Elements, or Lightroom. Please specify your primary OS and Photoshop version when ordering. You will receive links to both Mac and Windows installers.

 

 Just the Stacking Action

Advanced Stacker PLUS Version 14E
This action is power. You can create star trails and stack images with a minimum of effort and a maximum of control. You can create "comets", "midgets" streaks and much more. And you can create intermediate files along the way to put interesting motion effects into your timelapse. Version 14e also preserves EXIF data, includes Ultra Long Streaks and more! Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3 through CC including CC 2015. Not compatible with any other version of Photoshop, particularly not compatible with Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Lightroom.
**NOTE: MAC Users with Yosemite or El Capitan and PS CC 2015 are reporting installation problems. We recommend you do NOT purchase this product until we have been able to resolve this issue.
Indicate your operating system and Photoshop version. If you have more than one, please indicate which you use the most. You will be sent links for BOTH the Mac and Windows versions.

 

You can also look HERE for a FREE stacking action to test drive. There are also some instructional videos that will help.

7 thoughts on “My Heart Aches (Updated)

  1. Steven Christenson

    Cumulative Totals:
    $95.85 @ 8:44 PM, May 22nd.
    $419.86 @ 7:57 AM, May 23rd.
    >> ($205 sent to ARC, $205 to the Kirsch family – $410 donated)

    Donation to American Red Cross on May 23rd

    $848.85 @ 9:09 PM, May 23rd.
    >> ($220 sent to ARC, $220 to the Kirsch family via James Beltz – $850 donated)

    $1229.18 @ midnight, May 24th.
    >> ($200 sent to ARC, $200 to to the Kirsch family via James Beltz – $1250 donated)

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  2. Cassie Kirsch (wife of DJ Kirsch)

    As the mom of the “one family in Moore” I want to send my heart felt thanks and gratitude for all of your help! Our lives were certainly rocked on Monday afternoon and will never be the same but your generosity is such a blessing to us that I can’t adequately express our appreciation for all of your assistance. I know that you have blessed us and that those who are helped by the Red Cross will be equally blessed by your donations. Thank You and God Bless you all! DJ, Cassie and Kryst Kirsch

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    1. Steven Christenson

      Cassie, I am so sorry for the destruction of your family’s home and the grief that comes with devastation. It’s really a blessing to be able to help. And not only that, it’s a thrill to see others helping. I hope what little or much is raised goes a long way and is a great encouragement to you and your family. You’re in my prayers.

      — Steven

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    1. Steven Christenson

      Thank you for your kind words, John.

      I’m hoping others will find creative ways to help those in need. In fact, I was thinking on my way in to the office this morning: what if every business in America donated one *hour* of net profits. I know many businesses and individuals are far more generous… and I’m a small fry in the grand scheme. But numbers do add up, and being involved is so much more gratifying than “letting the other guy take care of it.” So thank you for being a part.

      The total raised as of 5:30 PM PDT, May 23 is $759.37.

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