I’m so excited to launch this new course for the Plus community. Each lesson of Approaching the Scene is devoted to the full creative process of photography from conceptualizing a shoot through creating a RAW capture in the field and finish editing the results in ON1 Photo RAW. These lessons are detailed, involved, and longer than course lessons you might be used to. Friday, Feb 10th we will release one lesson per week, starting with Sports Action which has nearly an hour of content based around a kiteboarding photo shoot.
Approaching the Scene includes the Exposure Triangle video above and assumes a basic understanding of using exposure creatively. If you want to get more firmly grounded in the basics of exposure, composition and creative camera settings, then I hope you’ll revisit my Landscape and Travel course and especially its lessons on light, composition, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
I know, enough with the preliminaries. What’s coming next? Future Approaching the Scene lessons include: Low-light, Panoramic Mergers, Portrait, Landscape, Scouting, Black & White, Time-Lapse, Gear and Long Exposure. Each lesson is filmed in and around the scenic Columbia River Gorge with editing work in my studio. The lessons will be posted in the Courses section of Plus where you can track your progress across multiple devices and download them for offline viewing. I hope you all enjoy this series and I invite you to ask any questions you have or leave feedback and comments in our Plus Discussion Forums.
Watch the Official Trailer