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The 4 Blend Modes You Need Most

There’s been a lot of talk about blend modes lately, so I thought I’d do a quick introduction to them. The video below is just a start, but it’s a good one I think. There’s a bunch of blend modes and it’s easy to get confused, so I broke it down to the 4 blend modes you need most. Enjoy!

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ON1 Live Recording — Long Exposure Workflow: Yosemite National Park

Watch me walk you through this long exposure post processing workflow following my recent trip to Yosemite National Park.

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A Quick Introduction to ON1 Luminosity Masking

Last year I did a video for the “12 months with Matt” group on Luminosity Masking. Since then, I’ve changed a few things about the way I explain it. Plus I figured many of you could use a refresher, or maybe haven’t seen it if you’re new.

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June Plus Rewards

Your June Loyalty Rewards are now available for download!

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Should You Watermark Your Photos?

Having about 6 months under our belt of reviewing photos here in Plus, I’ve seen the copyright/watermark question come up a number of times. If you’ve watched any of my videos in the photo critiques, you’ll know I’m pretty against that watermark/copyright text in your photos and I usually tell you to remove it. Here’s an example of something I see a lot.

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 13: Creating Elegance from Natural Beauty by Scott Wyden Kivowitz

One and a half miles, climbing 300 feet, in the darkness, with nothing but headlamps. Only one out of the twelve of us knew what to expect at the top. We were worried about bears, and moose and wolves.  But we were in a group, so it was ok.

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June Photo Critiques Videos

Hey everyone! Here’s the next round of photo critiques. A huge thanks once again. There were a TON of great photos submitted!

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ON1 Short Clip — Soft Vintage Sunshine Effect

Do you want your photo to really pop & stand-out? If so, then this is the look for you! Create a beautifully bright and warm sunshine styling for your images with a few simple, but powerful filters in ON1 Photo 10. Working with the awesome masking tools in ON1 can help you separate your subject from the background and help make your portraits be more visibly distinctive!

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 12: Lemons are for Lemonade

Admittedly, I don’t visit my family back in New York City nearly as often as I’d like to. One thing leads to another and the next thing I know, half a year has gone by. So, when I do get the opportunity to visit, I want to make the most of the time I have with them. Recently, I was able to fly out to NYC for a few days of downtime. On one of those days, my sister and I spent all of it roaming around various parts of downtown Brooklyn, which was a wonderful change of pace seeing as we normally default to visiting Manhattan.

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ON1 Short Clip — The Dramatic Sky Effect

A sense of motion makes a landscape photo more dynamic. Watch me show you how the Blur Filter in Effects adds motion to clouds and enhances your landscape photos.

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Print Week: Day 5 – Sending Your Photos to a Lab (or somewhere else)

Hi all. We’re wrapping up our print week today with a video on sending your photos to some one else to print. It could be a photo lab, or just a friend with a printer. Either way, here’s some of the best methods and settings for saving your photos to print, if you’re not printing them yourself.

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ON1 Inspiration — Episode 11: Creating Images With Purpose by Colby Brown

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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