Hi ON1 Plus tribe! My name is Colby Brown and I am incredibly excited to be a guest coach this month. Many of you have probably seen some of the ON1 videos I have created over the years, but for those that don’t know me, I am a landscape, travel and humanitarian photographer that has been working in this industry for the last 11 years. I have taught photography for National Geographic, lead photo workshops all over the globe and have worked with some of the biggest companies in both the tech & travel space throughout my career.
Our last in house photo contest was both inspiring and fun to host. Since you guys were so awesome in your voting I wanted to go ahead and post the April contest and let you guys choose your favorite! The theme for last month’s contest was Spring/Floral. This was an open ended theme. I wanted people to enter a photo that either gave their interpretation of “Spring” or they could just submit a “Floral” image. Either was accepted.
Hi All. I just wanted to say thanks for having me as your guest coach in April. Getting back in here and interacting with all of the Plus members has not only been a great time for me, but I always learn a lot from you guys. I hope I was able to help you understand some of the geeky/techie side of color a little more this month. We’ve made the series available for download below. I hope that you take away that these things are indeed important. But hopefully you also found that it’s easier than you thought to keep track of color spaces.
It’s been a great couple of weeks in Plus. Here’s a recap in case you missed anything.
Watch Matt & Hudson Recap the Spring Photo Critiques and answer questions from the community live. All of the Spring Photo Critque videos are also posted below categorized by both gallery page and Plus member name. Hudson has a note for everyone who participated in the Ask a Coach Plus Discussion Forum.
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.
As artists we all have a point where we hit a creative rut. This can come from photographing the same thing over and over again, or certain times of the year, slow season or you may just need to be inspired to create something new. Photography is always evolving not only as technology advances but also as styles and trends change. It is important that we all take some time to spark our creativity and refresh with a new set of eyes.
Recently we sat down with Jim Welninski of Altered Space Photography, and newly minted ON1 Guru. His story is both fascinating and inspiring and we’re so excited to share it with you. Jim has always been an artist. From drawing, to video, and now photography, he considers himself an artist who uses a camera. You will simply love his unique and amazing imagery.
Who is Jim Welninski?
I’ve been an artist my entire life. I began drawing at a very early age and kept it up until I realized I wasn’t very good at it. Music became the center of my life, and that’s how it was for a very long time. I knocked around in a few bands and then went into the technical side of the business as a recording engineer around 1980.
One of the most common questions I get is, “Blake, how do I adjust the White Balance in my image when the automated settings just don’t work?” You can adjust the White Balance without slider slamming or guessing, but you have to know a little bit about Color Theory!
In this Short Clip, I’ll show you how to transform a photo into a power black and white photo using ON1 Photo RAW. I’ll also explain the key differences between the Black & White adjustment panel in Develop vs. the Black & White filter in Effects.
What Got Us Here – A Brief History
Looking back, 2016 was a huge year for us. The introduction of ON1 Photo RAW 2017 was a giant leap forward in the development of our products. Adding non-destructive editing and raw processing was the culmination of a multi-year migration away from simple plug-ins to a complete workflow application. Just a few years ago our products were all individual plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.