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