In this video we’re going to switch gears from talking about how to take long exposures and the filters around them, to some post processing. On a normal long exposure photo, there’s not too much we’d do to change things. But once in a while, you may have something moving in the photo that you didn’t want. That’s where some layering techniques come in to play.
Neutral Density filters go hand-in-hand with Long Exposure photography. So in this video we’re going to take a look at the types of filters we can use out there. Also, the PDF with links I mentioned is included here for you to download. Enjoy!
In this first video, we’re going to take a look at the basics of shutter speeds in the camera and how we can extend them. There’s of course Neutral Density Filters (ND)… but we really want to save that for last. So in this video we’ll talk about the 3 ways to get longer shutter speeds both with settings in the camera as well as when filters come in to play.
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.
In Part 2 of Color Correction with ON1, we’re going to look at some of the more creative aspects of color correcting photos. Especially with our outdoor landscape and nature photos, there is no “right” color for it. So it starts to become more about our personal style and what colors we envision for the photos.
A few weeks ago, Google® announced the Nik® Collection of plug-ins—which Google has owned since buying Nik Software in 2012—would now be a free product. This sent a few shock waves through the photo industry, and in the last few weeks, here at ON1 we’ve seen a bunch people asking if we’d follow Google/Nik by making our plug-ins free too. How would we compete? What was our plan?
Last month I spent a couple of days teaching at a conference in Cincinnati. I ventured outside the hotel for a quick walk, really having no thought of taking photos or doing a video. But as I got near the water and looked at the city skyline, I started wishing I had my camera there to grab some photos. Then I realized, I did have my camera – my phone! And I had a video camera too – my phone!
Pretty open ended question huh? I have an idea for an exercise, and I’d love to see a photo (yes, One photo – not a photographer) that inspires you. A photo that you wish you’d taken. If you don’t immediately know where to go to find a photo, try searching/browsing through 500px.com or Flickr.com, or just do a google search. Just one photo though. Easy enough right?
Big news! I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce your guest coach for the next two weeks. You all know him… you all love him… and some of you even knowingly love him… the one… the only… Mr. Brian Matiash! (insert trumpets sounding here) :-)
Well, I missed Day 2 because we were on the road a lot, so I’m catching up on Day 2 and 3. First off, as I write this I’m sitting on a couch drinking coffee, on a snowy windy morning. There’s basically nothing we can do outside right now. We were out last night trying to shoot the Aurora and Milky Way and it was too windy to even get a sharp photo. This morning is even worse. Snow, and around 25 mph winds makes it a nice day to relax a little and catch up.