Once again, I’m psyched to be back as a guest coach here at ON1 Plus. I feel like I just left :-) This time around we’re going to concentrate on color. Spring is here and it’s a very colorful time of the year. So we figured it was a great topic.
We wanted to play along with ON1 Plus water-themed photo contest last month, so we hosted our private competition at the office! ON1 employees submitted their best water photos, and we put them up on the walls to be admired and evaluated. We had an amazing collection of pictures, here are the top 10 entries. Please tell us your favorite photo, and we would love to get your input! The clear winner and a runner up is still being debated by our team of judges. Having little contests is a great way to let us play with on our personal photos and use ON1 Photo 2017 of course! Tell us what you think!
Version 2017.1 (or build 184.108.40.20608 ) is available for immediate download. This release has some very exciting new features, upgrades in performance, and fixes several issues reported by ON1 customers. We also want to let you know some of the new features and updates we outlined during the initial release (in December) are taking longer to integrate than we originally anticipated. We will have an updated timeline for the remaining features very soon and will post it here on the blog. Your feedback has been highly valuable in helping us prioritize what each update includes. We still plan on bringing you new features and updates to ON1 Photo 2017 free of charge.
For those who are new to Plus, each month all Plus members have the opportunity to submit a photo for critique. Every single photo submitted gets critiqued by one of the coaches. It’s just another perk of being a Plus member. Photo critiques are a great learning exercise and way to improve your photography. The coaches give their professional constructive critique in a positive manner.
We recently sat down with Mike Long, a hard working and amazing portrait artist based in Portland, Oregon. Mike is well known for Portland Pin-Ups, the west coast’s premier pin-up studio. Mike has been both a photographer and retoucher for over 20 years and along the way he has captured all styles of portrait from babies to weddings. A regular speaker at the annual WPPI conference in Las Vegas, Mike has also taken his teaching across the USA touring with Sandy Puc, and has also produced workshops in Canada and Australia. We recently chatted with Mike and are excited to seeing him bring his workflow to ON1 customers and also show how he uses ON1. Look for new videos in the coming months and check out this new awesome preset pack for Effects.
UPDATE: 3.31.2017 – We will email owners the news about the Version 2017.1 release on Monday. We will update you here on the blog as soon as it is available for download also. You may see the auto update pop up in the app between now and Monday, so if you do get it go ahead and download it to use 2017.1. In any case, you will get email notification and download links here on Monday. Hopefully, all that makes sense. Have a great weekend!
I have had such a great time as your guest coach this month. ON1 Plus is such a vibrant community. Open & positive dialog, great questions, and wonderful advice from all corners of the community. It is refreshing to be part of a place filled with photographers that want to improve their photography and are so willing to share their knowledge with others. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it.
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We cap our mini portrait workflow series with part 8 – Using Presets. I go through some of the built-in presets in ON1 Photo 2017 which are great for using on portraits. Presets are the perfect starting point for styling and making amazing looking portrait shots.
Wow you guys really knocked it out of the park on this challenge. Scott and I did not have an easy time choosing winners from all of these awesome entrants. The whole gallery was filled with great work throughout. Thanks so much to everyone who participated and huge congrats to our winners.