I hope you’re summer is off to a great start. As always I’m really excited to be back here at ON1 Plus as a guest coach for the month. And I’m also excited to share a new course I’ve been working on – Long Exposure Photography and Editing. I’ve been a fan of long exposures ever since I clicked my first 60 second exposure :-) Ah… the feeling of waiting 60 seconds for a photo…
Holiday’s are always a great form of inspiration. It gives everyone a good excuse to take photos inspired by the holiday. I really enjoy Red, White and Blue themed photos both at my studio as well as photographing my own family. The fun color palate really inspires me, especially when I add in a couple cute kids.
One of my favorite things about celebrating the 4th of July is watching the spectacular fireworks show that the city of Portland puts on. In this video, I’m going to show you how easy it is to combine the best fireworks explosions into a single photo using ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5. The result will be a memorable medley of light and color that you’ll want to share with family and friends.
2017 has been going by way too fast. It’s crazy to think we’re already halfway through the year. It’s been an incredibly exciting year so far in ON1 Plus; we’ve had unforgettable moments and made some great memories. From launching new courses, sharing hundreds of presets, introducing new coaches and unique topics, we can go on and on. The best is still yet to come and before we move ahead let’s take a quick look back at the best of the first half of 2017 in the ON1 Plus community!
Interested in taking a photo tour with a team of world-renowned travel photographers? We are thrilled to have partnered with Discovery Photo Tours and Ken Kaminesky for their upcoming photo tour in Jordan. We are offering a $1000 rebate and a free full year of ON1 Plus Pro to participants, in addition to the amazing features of the Jordan Tour.
We have a maintenance release for ON1 Photo RAW 2017. It addresses several issues discovered after the 2017.5 release and reported by customers. It is recommended for all customers.
I can’t thank you all enough for having me this month; it truly was an honor to be able to act as your Guest Coach for June. Portraiture is truly my first photographic love, and I had such a blast showing you my favorite tips & tricks! So many people reached out to let me know that they were excited to try out some portraits of their own, which I know is a big step for so many of you landscape-aficionados. Photographing people should be an absolute joy, not a cause for anxiety, and I can’t wait to see what you all are going to do moving forward! Keep testing out new lighting set-ups, keep working on your posing, keep trying those retouching techniques and keep practicing! It’s how we all, even the pros, get better.
Every year I take some time to look at my portfolio from the years passed. I look at how I post-processed my images back then and see if I have improved. Most of the time, I can say my process and style has changed for the better, but when I want a real confidence booster, I go way back!
All of this month’s critique links are posted below. What a fantastic set of images you submitted this month. It’s truly a joy to see the world through your lenses. The videos containing Liz and my critiques of all of your images are linked below by gallery page and then plus member name. In the critique recap video above, Liz and I highlight a few of our favorites from this month and share a few good teaching examples. Enjoy.
It’s been such a blast this month having Liz guest coaching and sharing her techniques and tips for studio and portrait work. Since she shared the gear she likes to use as well as how to approach using artificial light in her work. I decided to create this quick video to show you all some of the smaller lighting gear I like to take with me when traveling light. Links to the gear are below…