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Plus Recap:

It’s been a great couple of weeks in Plus. Here’s a recap in case you missed anything.

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Photo Critiques & Live Recap Q&A (Recorded)

Watch Matt & Hudson Recap the Spring Photo Critiques and answer questions from the community live. All of the Spring Photo Critque videos are also posted below categorized by both gallery page and Plus member name. Hudson has a note for everyone who participated in the Ask a Coach Plus Discussion Forum.

For those who are new to Plus, each month all Plus members have the opportunity to submit a photo for critique. Every single photo submitted gets critiqued by one of the coaches. It’s just another perk of being a Plus member. Photo critiques are a great learning exercise and way to improve your photography. The coaches give their professional constructive critique in a positive manner.

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5 Ways to Spark Creativity with a Personal Project

As artists we all have a point where we hit a creative rut. This can come from photographing the same thing over and over again, or certain times of the year, slow season or you may just need to be inspired to create something new. Photography is always evolving not only as technology advances but also as styles and trends change. It is important that we all take some time to spark our creativity and refresh with a new set of eyes.

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Interview with ON1 Guru Jim Welninski

Recently we sat down with Jim Welninski of Altered Space Photography, and newly minted ON1 Guru. His story is both fascinating and inspiring and we’re so excited to share it with you. 

Who is Jim Welninski?

I’ve been an artist my entire life. I began drawing at a very early age and kept it up until I realized I wasn’t very good at it. Music became the center of my life, and that’s how it was for a very long time. I knocked around in a few bands and then went into the technical side of the business as a recording engineer around 1980.

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ON1 Short Clip — Complete White Balance Control

One of the most common questions I get is, “Blake, how do I adjust the White Balance in my image when the automated settings just don’t work?” You can adjust the White Balance without slider slamming or guessing, but you have to know a little bit about Color Theory!

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ON1 Photo RAW 2017 – Roadmap Update

What Got Us Here – A Brief History
Looking back, 2016 was a huge year for us. The introduction of ON1 Photo RAW 2017 was a giant leap forward in the development of our products. Adding non-destructive editing and raw processing was the culmination of a multi-year migration away from simple plug-ins to a complete workflow application. Just a few years ago our products were all individual plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

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8 Tips for Photographing Kids on the Beach

My family and I took a little impromptu trip the Beach over spring break. Just as I type the word beach, I’m realizing I should probably clarify, the Oregon coast. Which is really more of a windy, not so warm beach.  I took my camera along in hopes that we would get a break in the weather to be able to take a few photos.  I knew I did not want a formal session of my kids but instead photos that captured the experience. Taking photos on the beach can be tricky but approaching it with a documentary style in mind really changed the expectation and instead resulted in fun little details that shared the experience just as I had hoped.

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Using the Histogram’s RGB Color Channels

Continuing on with our discussion on color, I see a lot of questions on the color channels we can see in our histograms. You could see this in camera if you have your histogram turned on, or you can also see it on all of the various editing apps under the Histogram panels. So what do these channels do? Do they really affect anything? Well, let’s take a look.

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ON1 Short Clip — Spring Color Pop + Sky Replacement

In this tutorial I will share how to enhance the colors to make them pop as well as how to blend or replace the sky. We will start in Develop to make a few exposure improvements and then go into Effects. In effects I will start with one of the new Color Film presets, make a few adjustments and then add a sky to finish it off.

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Tech Talk – All About File Sizes

File size, image size, megapixels and resolution are common terms in digital photography. However, few of us really understand what they mean and how they relate to each other. Let’s break it down so we can make sense of this.

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ON1 Inspiration — Arches National Park

In March, Hudson Henry and I took a trip to Moab to scout and shoot Arches National Park. Like any photo adventure we had good times, we had some turbulence, but we walked away with some stellar images. We both left speechless by the beauty of Arches National Park.

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