The digital age of photography has brought with it plenty of amazing advances in technology that have made our lives as photographers easier. Autofocus systems are better and much more accurate then they have ever been before, the dynamic range found in my full frame Sony a7R II nearly rivals medium format cameras and the ISO sensitivity of sensors these days is leaps and bounds ahead of anything we had just five years ago. However not all changes into the world of digital have been positive.
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See the new non-destructive workflow inside of ON1 Photo RAW. One of the cool things about non-destructive editing is that the original photo (any file type Photo RAW can read – raw, jpeg, tiff, psd, etc.) is never modified. All the edits you do are stored as instructions. Again, no matter the file type. This makes opening and saving your photos fast.
Now that we’ve finish edited our file, calibrated our monitor and soft-proofed the image, it’s time to make a print. I’ll showcase my workflow for creating a small test print (a hard-proof) before printing this image big. Tomorrow Matt is going to share a video about how to send your images off to have printed at a lab.
If you want to get really accurate prints, calibrating your monitor is critical. Without a well calibrated monitor, it’s tough to know if you are viewing accurate tones and colors as you edit and softproof your images. In the video below I’ll show you how I use my i1 Display Pro colorimeter to calibrate my display.
Welcome to Day 2 of print week. A few of the questions we get a lot when it comes to printing is how much do you sharpen your photos? How about Noise Reduction? And finally, how do you soft proof? Well, today we’ve put ’em all in to one topic, and believe it or not, it’s actually much easier than it all sounds. Enjoy!
We are so excited to kick off print week! Each day we’ll be covering a variety of topics to help you get your image from the digital darkroom to the wall. Soft-proofing, monitor calibration, printing yourself, sending prints out? We are covering it. Here’s a short print week introduction video that will let you know what to expect in the days ahead.
Just a few filters in ON1 Photo 10.5 is all you need to make your sunrise and sunset photos come to life. Watch me transform this sunrise photo to bring out vibrant colors and an inviting twilight look.
I’ll never forget the first time I visited Little Zig Zag Falls, located near the base of Mt. Hood in Oregon. On one hand, the winding trail and creek that leads you from the parking area to the waterfall is absolutely stunning.
One of my favorite things to do in ON1 is to create double-exposures. This image was created using two main images: the portrait of the model dressed as a geisha, and an iPhone photo of the branches of a tree filled with cherry blossoms. Then, I finished it with a paper texture that you can find inside of your “My Extras” folder in ON1 Layers. Watch how I transform it into a work of art!
Have you noticed a trend going on over the past few years where more and more images are leaning towards that retro look? Whether it’s applying your favorite one-click preset phone or working on multiple layers to get that precise look, more and more photographers are going gaga over retro and it’s not hard to see why.
Changing the color of an object in ON1 Photo is relatively simple, but what if you want to convert the image to pure white or pure black? This video demonstrates how to do both!
Seascapes are my passion. I simply cannot get enough of the ocean. It’s a safe bet that when I’m out with my camera, I am wandering along a stretch of coastline. Living in San Diego affords me a year round supply of sand, sky and surf. And I take advantage of that for sure!