As photographers, we are always seeking inspiration and sometimes we can find it in the most unexpected places. I spend 90% of my photo time photographing for clients/jobs. It is not often that I get to photograph just for me without some end result in mind.
Happy August everyone! Blake is our guest coach this month and he has graciously agreed to take on a reverse photo challenge with me. What is a reverse photo challenge? Well, most months we coaches set a photographic challenge for you guys to submit images on a specific theme. In a reverse challenge we turn that on its head and you get to send us on an assignment instead. That’s right, you as a community can challenge us to accomplish some photographic mission and we will each go out and tackle it while creating videos about the process and results. This is the call for you to submit those ideas for the challenge. Anything goes within the realm of the reasonable. Below are a few simple ground rules:
Hello ON1 Plus Community and thank you very much for having me back again. It is not every year that I get the opportunity to Guest Coach this wonderful community twice, but boy am I glad I am here. As I have stated in the past many times, this community flourishes with creativity and passion. It is really a blessing to be a part of it.
As a wedding photographer capturing unique images is what it’s all about on the creative side. Whether it’s a unique location, a great looking couple, or just being at the right place at the right time- it all helps!
This August a total solar eclipse will cross the lower 48 United States for the first time since 1979. It’s a rare event and a unique photographic opportunity. I created this quick video to share some safety tips on photographing and viewing this event along with some tips and thoughts on photographing it with you all in the Plus community.
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Watch the recording of the live Q&A with Matt & Hudson that aired earlier today. During the presentation; this month’s Long Exposure Challenge winners were announced, all sorts of candid questions came up, and there was even time for a few live edits.
One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to share my love for photography with the team at ON1. As we design, create, build and market I like to help both inspire and grow everyone’s passion for what we do. As photographers we all understand how being inspired can take you to the next level. It can feed your passion for what you love and help you grow.
Enjoy the recap of all the highlights and best teaching moments, of course each individual 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. We received a record number of entries for this round and last month’s coach Liz LePage was kind enough to help Hudson and Matt tackle all the photos.
In this video we’re going to switch gears from talking about how to take long exposures and the filters around them, to some post processing. On a normal long exposure photo, there’s not too much we’d do to change things. But once in a while, you may have something moving in the photo that you didn’t want. That’s where some layering techniques come in to play.