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January Photo Critique Recap Video

Hey everyone. Blake and I were so impressed with the quality and diversity of the critique images you submitted that we put together this recap video to showcase some standouts as well as to highlight some teaching moments we recognized along the way. In case you missed it, Nathan posted the January critiques at the end of last month and you can watch them here.

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ON1 Inspiration – A Crooked Path

When I sit down to post process an image, I have a concept of what the final photo will look like. However, getting to that final image is rarely a straight path. Actually, the path to most of my finished photos is very crooked. There is experimentation involved, and sometimes our vision of an end photo changes as we craft a scene.

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Reverse Photo Challenge: Vote to Choose Matt & Hudson’s Mission

Backyard Challenge Prevails

Results are in and Idea 2 The Backyard Challenge was a narrow winner.

Thanks everyone for registering your choice. We’ll set to work visualizing something near our doors in a different way and bring you videos about the process.

That’s right. We’re asking you, the Plus Community, to challenge us once again. This is where you give Matt and I a mission and we each set out to accomplish it while creating a video to show you the process.  Some of you may remember last year’s reverse Noonday Challenge. The one where you guys overwhelming voted to send Matt and I out creating images in the worst light of the day. It was a sort of uproarious revolt against our advice in critique sessions and the galleries for all of you to work in better light. (Matt’s High Noon Challenge video / my High Noon Challenge video). It’s a new year and we’re excited to have you challenge us again. Vote for your favorite mission below by February 2nd.

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How I Got Time Back by Improving My Workflow

Whitney is the owner of Bliss Studio specializing in children and families and primarily shooting with natural light. She is currently a sponsored speaker for WHCC and enjoys teaching others about her passion. She resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.

As a portrait photographer my post production looms over me after every session and takes way more time than it should. I don’t know about you, but spending long hours in front of the computer getting images ready for clients is rough. An hour shooting can easily be three to four hours in post production. Resulting in many late night editing sessions and trying to edit while my family life swirls around me. It has gone from my favorite part and turned into my least favorite. I’ve needed a new solution longer than I care to admit. ON1 solved this for me with the latest release, ON1 Photo RAW 2017.  With a few adjustments to my workflow, my post production time has gone from 3-4 hours to 10-15 minutes. This has been LIFE changing for me! I’m finally able to get my editing done quickly and can enjoy more time behind the camera and more time with my family.

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Thanks for having me!

Thank you for making my experience as an ON1 Guest Coach a memorable one.  This wasn’t my first rodeo here and definitely won’t be my last!  To say this community is inspiring is an understatement.  Through your thought provoking feedback and desire to continue learning, I have been reinvigorated as an educator and mentor.

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Plus Sneak Peek: Your Photo Our Look Part I of II

First off, a HUGE shoutout to all of you Plus Community folks who submitted images for the Your Photo Our Look series. You really outdid yourselves providing us with a spectacular and diverse set of RAW images to choose from. Thank you. I chose to do this two-part episode exclusively in Photo RAW 2017. I’ve heard a desire in the Plus Discussion Forums for more Photo RAW specific content, so I used this opportunity to provide it.

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Conclusion to the ON1 Photo RAW and Photoshop Workflow Series

This is the sixth installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series.  In case you missed the first five lessons here they are:

  1. Introduction to the Workflow Series
  2. HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw
  3. Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW
  4. Advanced Selections with Photoshop and Photo RAW
  5. Under the Hood of Photo RAW

In this final lesson of the Photo RAW and Photoshop workflow, we are going to do a nice healthy review of all the information that was covered.  Can you believe that was nearly 2 hours of information, the month seemed to go by so quickly!

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Under the Hood of Photo RAW

This is the fifth installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series.  In case you missed the first four lessons here they are:

  1. Introduction to the Workflow Series
  2. HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw
  3. Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW
  4. Advanced Selections with Photoshop and Photo RAW

In this lesson, we will go  “under the hood” of Photo RAW.  I have shown protection measures, apply to, and blend modes quite a bit in the past, but I want to give you a unique look at these settings and compare them to one of my favorite Photoshop features.

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ON1 Plus Live Q&A with Blake Rudis

It was a pleasure hanging out with everyone today in the ON1 Plus “Online Lounge.”  There were several great questions before the event that we covered in great detail like Black and White conversions with the new Photo RAW and Dodging and Burning.

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ON1 Short Clip – Give a Dull & Flat Photo Some Pop

Just a few minutes in ON1 Photo RAW 2017 can transform a photo from dull & flat to detailed & vibrant. I use Develop to remove some distractions and then some basic adjustments to enhance the colors in the photo. I’ll then jump to Effects to darken the bottom of the photo with a gradient mask and “apply to”. Once I’m done I’ll boost the detail with Dynamic Contrast and finish off the photo by adding a spotlight vignette.

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ON1 Photo RAW 2017.0.1 Update

We would like to thank all of our users who have helped us shape ON1 Photo RAW. Thank you for your feedback and patience. We are happy to say we have some updates (one today and one coming soon). Both of these free updates will vastly improve your experience and are just the beginning of the improvements and free updates coming in 2017. The first update, ON1 Photo RAW 2017.0.1 is available today. This is the first maintenance release for ON1 Photo RAW 2017 and you can download the update here.

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Advanced Selections with Photoshop and Photo RAW

This is the fourth installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series.  In case you missed the first three lessons here they are:

  1. Introduction to the Workflow Series
  2. HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw
  3. Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW

In this lesson, I will show you how to use Advanced Selections in Photoshop to refine the dynamic range in a photograph.  We will use Photo RAW to expand the dynamic range in the example photo and then head into Photoshop to refine the image with custom tone and color selections.  We will also cover a really quick method for making striking Black and White images using Custom Selections.

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