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March Photo Critique Recap

Hudson and I recorded a recap video to go through some good learning moments from the last round of photo critiques in ON1 Plus. The ON1 Plus Community continues to submit a ton of great photos. It was a blast for us to get together and see the photos that the other person had to review.

Anyway, here’s the video. It’s just about 30 minutes and they went over 20 photos so just over 90 seconds for each photo. Enjoy!

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Focus Blending for Sharp Landscapes

Keep your landscapes razor sharp in lower light with wider apertures. Watch this new tutorial to see how I capture this low-light Patagonian landscape image in multiple frames at varying focus settings and then RAW process, composite blend, and finish edit the scene into a single, tack-sharp image. Software covered includes ON1 Layers, ON1 Effects and the Lightroom Develop module’s basic, noise reduction and sharpening panels.

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 2: Working With Animals

Horseback riding is in my blood, it always has been. My grandfather owned a horse farm when I was growing up, where I first learned to ride. My mother loved riding when she was a girl and spent many summers galloping bareback through apple orchards. Even my father, who spent many years disliking horses, ended up becoming a horseback rider. There are some things we’re given by our families, and my love of horses is definitely one of them.

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 1: Styling the Mighty Redwood

Until the other week, I had never seen a redwood tree in person. I’ve heard all sorts of things about their size and have seen enough pictures to know that anyone’s description of them likely wasn’t a hyperbole. But when I saw one up close, I thought I’d sprain my neck tilting as far back as I could to take in its enormity.

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Live Q&A: Creatively Using Aperture

Watch the recording from yesterday’s entire live Q&A session. Nathan did a great job moderating as we spent a fun hour discussing a diverse array of topics from aperture’s place in the exposure triangle to diffraction, focus stacking and using a shallow depth of field to create depth in images. Thanks to all of you for submitting such great questions and participating in the live broadcast.

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Matt’s Iceland Adventure – Day 2 and 3 Recap

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.

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