ON1 Workflow – Replacing Skies in ON1 Effects

It is unfortunate that we can’t always have the most abundant skies when we are out and about.  My wife always says, “It’s a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky!”  I can’t stand it, as a landscape photographer we need those puffy softboxes to drown out shadows and add interest to that big blue blob of negative space.

So, what do you do?

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Interview with Joshua Carter

Today I interviewed a good friend and fellow photographer, Joshua Carter with Life Captured Photography. He is primarily a High School Senior photographer in a small town in Missouri. I have had the pleasure and honor of working with him for many years now and am excited to both interview and share with you guys a little about this amazing photographer.

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Product Spotlight – Hoodman® Outdoor Loupe

Today, I want to talk about the newest and coolest little tool in my camera bag. It’s the Hoodman Outdoor Loupe and it’s golden. It’s small, lightweight, and lets me work with live view in bright conditions.

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Partner Spotlight: Outdoor Portraiture – Free Sunset Overlays & Backgrounds Sample Pack

Grab another free sample pack of new Sunset Overlays and Natural Backgrounds from the newest ON1 Photo Kit: Outdoor Portraiture by Liz LePage – coming soon to the ON1 Store!

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All About Filters

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!

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Partner Spotlight: Outdoor Portraiture – Free Sample Pack

Get a free sample pack of ON1 Presets and Textures from the newest ON1 Photo Kit: Outdoor Portraiture by Liz LePage – coming soon!

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Long Exposure: My ND Filter 4-Step Process

It’s long exposure month in Plus and long exposure goes hand in hand with neutral density filters. I always carry neutral density filters with me to control shutter speed. Good ones are perfectly neutral and don’t affect the color of your scene. They’re like dark glasses for your camera and just like dark glasses, some are better than others.

This video I shot in Kauai of my 4-step ND-process is intended to answer some frequent questions I hear from students using neutral density filters:

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Tech Talk – Blending Modes

I remember in school (all those years ago) we used to combine multiple photos either in camera or in the darkroom by sandwiching multiple negatives together. It was a difficult and exacting process, or simply unpredictable at times.

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ON1 Workflow – Lighting Challenges

I am excited to start this workflow video at the very beginning with some important lighting tips for capturing your subject. I was inspired by a new tire swing photo prop and wanted to give it a test run. I will share how I approached the lighting challenges for this location and then I will edit a couple photos in ON1 Effects to show you how I completed my inspiration for this session with a beautiful summer finish.

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Long Exposure Challenge (Win Cash & Filters)

Let’s see your absolute best long exposure image. My friends at Hoya have been kind enough to sponsor this challenge by providing Solas 3.0 (10-stop) infra-red-neutral-density filters to the first, second, and third place winners. First place will also receive $150 in cash, while second gets $100. Matt and I will select the winning images as well as some runners up to showcase in a Long Exposure Challenge video we will produce at the end of the month. Below are the rules, how to enter and some tips on working with long exposures from both Matt and me.

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ON1 Short Clip – Creatively Directing the Viewers Attention

As photographers, it is our job to direct the viewer’s eye to the place we want them to experience in the photo. Some would think that composition alone is the best way to do that, however, there are creative ways as well.

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Nik® is Done – Matt Kloskowski’s Survival Guide for Switching to ON1

ON1 Guru Matt Kloskowski just released a new course for those left wondering what to do once their Nik Software stops working. The best part – the course is completely FREE!

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Long Exposure Photography: How to Get Longer Shutter Speeds

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.

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July 2017 Photo Critique

Submission for the July Photo Critique is now closed. Submissions will reopen for next month on August 1st.

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ON1 Short Clip – Dodging and Burning Using Blend Modes

Dodging and burning can make or break a photograph. It’s also a way of leaving your own signature on a piece of work. There are many ways to do it but in this video, we’ll look at using a couple blend modes and a brush to quickly turn a good photograph into a great one. You don’t always need complex tools to make profound changes in your work. Simple tools applied in a sophisticated way can make all the difference!

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