Hey everybody! I’m very excited to introduce myself to you, my name is Dylan Kotecki and I’m the new in-house Content Creator at ON1. I’ve been making weekly videos, I hope you have had a chance to check them out.
I bought my first camera with the intention of using it as a video camera for school. I enjoyed making movies but there was something so much more appealing to me about documenting things through still photos. The moment I knew I wanted to pursue photography professionally was when I bought a wide-angle lens and started photographing architecture. I started off with a few clients in Missoula but I knew I had to move to a bigger market if I wanted to be a photographer full time. I chose Portland and moved here 3 weeks after I graduated from college.
As soon as I got into Portland I started marketing myself and slowly started building a client base. I shot for anyone and everyone looking for photos, mainly shooting real estate for about 2 years until this opportunity came up with ON1.
I am now a Content Creator with ON1 and that allows me to shoot all the time. Working at ON1 and creating videos for Photo RAW has really helped me get creative with my camera. I get inspired to go out and photograph because I love everything about the process. I love the sound the shutter makes and the feeling when you know you got “the one”. I love looking through a fresh shoot and finding the best shots and editing them. Most of all I enjoy sharing my knowledge of photography and post-processing techniques with others. Photography is inspiring to me because it helps people convey their style and personality through imagery. What I love about ON1 is that it inspires me to learn and progress with my photography. There are so many great tools and resources at ON1 to help people become better photographers and editors.
For me, ON1 Photo RAW is my creative engine. I love getting creative inside of Effects, stacking and blending filters to really make my photo come to life. The way you can blend and mask any effect and local adjustment really allows you to customize specific areas on your photos and create a unique image. It helps you keep your looks natural and appealing. I probably spend more time in effects than any other module because it has everything I need to edit a photo properly and to completion.
What you can expect to see from me in the future is a number of things. The majority of the videos I create will be free for everyone to watch on the ON1 Blog, YouTube, etc. but I will be stepping into ON1 Plus from time to time with special videos just for the community.
I’m looking forward to interacting with everyone. If you’re interested in seeing more of my work go check out my site.
Thank you for taking the time to read. I can’t wait to get started working with you guys. Leave your comments and questions below.