This month we have a great giveaway for ON1 customers from Artsy Couture – a free Metal print! Metal prints offer unrivaled color brilliance on a crisp new wall decor medium. In this video, I will cover some of the best practices for printing on metal – and how to make a beautiful print with ON1 Photo RAW 2018.
Hi everyone! The all-new September Photo Critiques are now here! Constructive feedback is a great way to grow your photography skills. In this video, Rick and I provide the community with tips and pointers for improving their photos both before and after capture. We’ve hand-selected some of the best photos submitted to compliment as well as good teaching examples from multiple skill levels to share tips and tricks.
Ever feel overwhelmed or bogged down when sorting and editing a big folder of images from a shoot? I recently shot this video in Aruba to share some tips and tricks I use for importing and quickly culling a big memory card full of images down to just those essential few I want to actually edit while simultaneously marking images to delete later when I’m sure I’ve gotten all I need out of the shoot. I find this process is essential for sports/action, wildlife and portrait shoots where there are many similar images to choose from. Here I’ll show my comprehensive culling process with kiteboarding images and then do a little processing.
After weeks of professional travel, I recently took a family trip to Greece and I promised my wife Stacey I’d pack as lite a photo bag as possible. In this video, I share my thought process about packing a lightweight kit, show you what I brought, why I chose it, how I traveled with it and share a few images, video clips and time-lapses that I captured along the way. Bonus: unbeknownst to me, both my little ones (Pike and Pepper Mae) make surprise cameos in the background.
In this video I’ll show how I clean my equipment after each and every trip. From lenses and camera bodies to tripods and filters I’ll show you how to keep your gear in top notch condition. Links to the cleaning products I showcase from the Residual Oil Remover to the sensor light are below.
Lets see some water reflection images for this challenge. My friends at Hoya have been kind enough to sponsor this challenge by providing HD3 Circular Polarizers to the first and second place winners. First place will also receive $200 in cash. We’re fortunate to have the water photography master Scott Davenport guest coaching this month and he’ll help me select the winning images as well as some runners up to showcase in a Reflection Challenge video we produce at the end of the month. Below are the rules, how to enter and some tips on working with reflections from both Scott and me.
Those of you who were part of our photo community this time last year might remember my little man Pike Henry’s arrival. It’s hard to believe that the Earth has gone all the way round the Sun since then, but Pike turned one today. Crazy. Between the growth of the Plus community and becoming a father, this past year has been so incredible and I couldn’t be more thankful. Many of you Plus members have reached out since Pike was born with advice, compliments and well wishes. Those of you who reminded me to enjoy every-second-because-the-time-flies could not have been more right. He’s the absolute best thing ever and he’s growing too fast.
Here’s a few pics from the last year and a bit more news: Pike’s going to have a little sister in June. :-)
Thanks to everyone who voted on the reverse photo challenge survey to pick a mission for Matt and I. The results of the survey are in. It was a close vote, but you chose to send Matt and I on a Backyard Challenge. We’ll each get to work finding something walking distance out our doors to capture in a new way and put together videos about the process. Stay tuned…
Backyard Challenge Prevails
Results are in and Idea 2 The Backyard Challenge was a narrow winner.
Thanks everyone for registering your choice. We’ll set to work visualizing something near our doors in a different way and bring you videos about the process.
That’s right. We’re asking you, the Plus Community, to challenge us once again. This is where you give Matt and I a mission and we each set out to accomplish it while creating a video to show you the process. Some of you may remember last year’s reverse Noonday Challenge. The one where you guys overwhelming voted to send Matt and I out creating images in the worst light of the day. It was a sort of uproarious revolt against our advice in critique sessions and the galleries for all of you to work in better light. (Matt’s High Noon Challenge video / my High Noon Challenge video). It’s a new year and we’re excited to have you challenge us again. Vote for your favorite mission below by February 2nd.
Send us your RAW files!
By popular demand we are kicking this series back off with a call for submissions from the Plus community. The other coaches and I will select from your RAW images and edit them our way using Photo RAW to produce Your Photo Our Look videos throughout the year. It’s easy to submit. Simply send us a link to your RAW file on your cloud storage service of choice like Dropbox, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, or any other. We’ll be collecting them from the Plus community all year long for this video series.
The address to send those links is: