Hello Everyone! Thank you to those that uploaded a photo to be critiqued this month. The individual photo critique videos are posted below.
What a fabulous month! I truly enjoyed this elements course and I hope that you guys were able to pull a few tips out of the information that I shared. Before I completely sign off, I wanted to give you guys one final bonus video. While staying at the beach to create this course, I fell in love with the window light in the house we rented. This video will share a little more information about window light and how I made it work for me. I will also edit the photo in effects to create a beautiful Black & White photo to I had envisioned for this shot.
Sun? Or is it Fire? I am told our last element should be “Fire” But ironically while I was creating this course for you guys there was a fire ban here in Oregon. They were putting up signs on the beach while we were shooting. So I decided, Sun was more appropriate for our final element. Sun can be your friend or your enemy. It is good practice to learn how to work with it.
Quickly fix and enhance any photo using local adjustment layers inside of ON1 Photo RAW. Local adjustments are a great tool to use when you’re looking to apply edits to particular areas on your photo. They are non-destructive and allow you to manipulate, fix, and enhance any specific area on your shot. They are great for subduing distractions or adding in areas of exposure and detail. You can use your local adjustment brush or gradient to apply styles to different areas. Once you’ve applied a local adjustment you can always go back and readjust those controls later.
Easily edit action photos using ON1 Photo RAW. Setting the overall tone for your action photos is important especially if they are a little underexposed. Once the tone and color is set for your photo, you can use your crop tool to make sure whatever is doing the action is the main subject of your frame. After setting the tonality and cropping, head into Effects to start adding creative filters to your action shot.
After weeks of professional travel, I recently took a family trip to Greece and I promised my wife Stacey I’d pack as lite a photo bag as possible. In this video, I share my thought process about packing a lightweight kit, show you what I brought, why I chose it, how I traveled with it and share a few images, video clips and time-lapses that I captured along the way. Bonus: unbeknownst to me, both my little ones (Pike and Pepper Mae) make surprise cameos in the background.
Lighting is one of the essential elements of photography. It will make or break a photo. Whether it’s natural light or artificial lighting, as photographers, we are continually chasing great lighting for our next images. The good thing is that it is all around us whether it’s coming from the sun or light bulbs in your house. Our job is to take that light and apply it in interesting ways to highlight our subjects. From people to mountains to food, everything looks better with a little light.
ON1 Software Educator Dylan Kotecki is back with a webinar all about portraits in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5. Learn the basics tools, functions, and features that will help you retouch your portrait photos in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.5.
Link to free LUT’s here.
This week our theme is, Earth. It can often be the element that I forget but it can be essential to telling the complete story of the beach. When I think of “earth” I think of the sand, sea grass, driftwood etc. I focus on the details and tell the story of the day at the beach. In this video I will share with you guys a few samples of those details. I will edit a photo taken in driftwood and seagrass. I will show you how to increase the green tones, add a glow and a lens blur. I will also show you how to import your own sky texture to finish off the photo.
Monthly news, direct from ON1 and ON1 Partners. August 2018.